Great things to do in Cheltenham at Christmas

Looking for something special to do in Cheltenham this Christmas? Well, you won’t be disappointed. Here are some suggestions:

Visit the Everyman

The Everyman theatre in Cheltenham holds a much-loved panto every Christmas with this year’s show being Aladdin. It is sure to delight both young and old, with roaring laughter and plenty of ‘he’s behind you’, hissing and booing whenever the baddie comes on stage.

The Brewery

There’s always plenty going on at The Brewery centre in the heart of the town. You’ll find top name restaurants, a cinema, crazy golf, soft play and shops galore. There is even set to be a Christmas market. Amble along and see the impressive Christmas lights as you indulge in some family fun this festive season.

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Cheltenham Christmas Market

The Promenade hosts the annual Christmas market which promises a wonderful shopping experience for all. The Promenade is a pretty venue at any time of year, but it comes alive during the market. Shop, eat, drink and be merry as you browse the charming chalets, each offering unique handmade gifts and gourmet local produce. Grab yourself a mulled wine and soak up the spirit of Christmas with family and friends.

Cheltenham Nights Out

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so if you’re heading out on the town, be sure to soak up the atmosphere at the many bars and clubs on offer in Cheltenham. There is some great night life and clubs are sure to be offering themed nights and festive parties. Don’t forget to book your tickets for the ultimate New Year’s Eve parties too. For Cheltenham Nightclubs, visit

Meet Santa at Regent Arcade

If you have little ones or even big ones who still believe in Santa, then a trip to his grotto is a must for telling him what you want this year, if you’re on the nice list. Whilst doing some festive shopping, pop into Regent Arcade to visit Santa, who will be greeting children in his wonderfully decorated grotto this year. The lights and decorations create an exciting, magical atmosphere
as Santa takes a walk around the centre to share the festive joy with shoppers and kids alike. Snap a selfie with the big man himself and you’re your children something amazing to remember this Christmas.


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Cheltenham Racecourse

After all the festive fun has died down, it’s time to get ready for the New Year. Visit Cheltenham Racecourse on New Year’s Day for one of the biggest and best events on their annual calendar.


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