It’s 10 days to go until the big day and the Christmas hussle and bustle is in full swing! With the children soon to finish school, we have looked at what local Christmas activities you could enjoy with your family, to get you in the spirit!
Reigate Business Guild Christmas Shopping Evening
Tonight! Thursday 12th December 5:00 - 8:00pm.
Enjoy some late-night shopping in your favourite boutiques this evening! Many shops are open until 8pm offering a little festive cheer while you shop for Christmas gifts.
Kingston Christmas Market, All Saints Church
Now open 10am-6pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10am-8pm every Thursday, Friday and
Set on the front lawn of All Saints Church, and spreading through the ancient market place, Kingston’s Christmas market is running until the 31st December. Traditional wooden chalets will be selling hand made gifts, together with mulled wine and food. The carousel will be running together with other entertainment for children on the weekends.
Reigate Ramblers’ December walks –1st-29th Dec.
Various walks, throughout December, featuring Christmas hats, mulled wine and cake. Dates below. Newcomers are always welcome and there is more information including what to bring along (and rules on dogs!) on the Reigate Ramblers website.
19th December – Ranmore Common Car Park – 10am
24th December – Chipstead Meads Recration Ground – 9.30am
29th December – Bletchingly Village Hall - 10am
Festive Family Trail at Nymans
An outdoor festive, fun, family trail inspired by the artwork and stories of Quentin Blake: Click here to view more.
Christmas Glow, RHS Garden Wisley – light spectacular running until 5th Jan 4-8pm.
Be dazzled by giant botanical-inspired light installations and see Wisley's iconic trees and features all aglow! Enjoy an illuminated walk with fantastical flowers lighting your way and don’t miss the spectacular view of the iconic Laboratory all lit up.
Glow Wild walk at Wakehurst – 4.30-8pm until 22nd December
Inspired by the amazing botanic collection at Wakehurst, this year Glow Wild explores the resilience of trees. Wind your way through the newly designed winter treescape, spot seed shaped lanterns and marvel at the mesmerising tree projection on the Mansion.
Reigate on Ice, Priory Park Reigate – open until 4th Jan.
The Big Top Marquee is back! Enjoy skating on real ice, listening to the live music or enjoy a festive drink, whatever the weather. A café and bar area are open until January together with other rides for all the family to enjoy.
Hampton Court Palace – open until 5th Jan
Ice-skating set in spectacular scenery at Henry VIII’s historic home.
Horse Carriage rides – Enjoy an enchanting carriage ride by the Palace’s Shire Horses, guided only by our lanterns. Enjoy the clip-clop of hooves, the wind blowing through the trees, the wood fire smell from the Tudor kitchens. Listen to the Coachmen’s Christmas Tales while snuggled comfortably under a tartan blanket!
Meet Father Christmas
Bocketts Farm – until 24 Dec.
Enjoy a day at the farm with the magic of meeting Father Christmas. You’ll start the Christmas journey with one of the elves, children will board the Santa express and travel in style to the magical workshop for some fun with the elves. They will finally meet Father Christmas and receive a golden coin to spend in his toy shop!
Squires Garden Centre Reigate
Meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto, children receive a gift and some glow, with £1 from every ticket being donated to Squires local charities!
Jack and the Beanstalk at The Harlequin Theatre Redhill – runs 6th-31st Dec.
Aladdin at Dorking Halls - runs 14th-29th December
Dick Whittington at The Hawth, Crawley – runs 6th Dec- 5th Jan.
Sleeping Beauty at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford – runs 6th Dec-5th Jan
So, lots of ideas on what to do over the Christmas period!
From the whole team at Kemp Marketing, we would like to wish you all a very happy and most of all peaceful Christmas with your loved ones.