One of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit is by attending Christmas events. Luckily, this year there are plenty of Christmas events in Cambridgeshire.

Whether you feel like going to a carol concert, seeing the annual Christmas lights switch-on, or exploring a winter wonderland, there are all sorts of exciting festive things going on.

This guide covers the whole of the county, so read on if you want to find out about the best Cambridgeshire Christmas events…

Christmas Menu | The Three Blackbirds

36 Ditton Green, Woodditton, Newmarket, CB8 9SQ

We will be dusting off our Christmas jumpers nice and early this year in preparation for festive celebrations, welcoming friends and families for festive fun and yuletide experiences!

This year our festive menu will be available from Saturday the 20th November to Thursday 23rd December.

Father Christmas at the Fen

The Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Wicken, CB7 5XP

A traditional family visit to see Father Christmas (or Mother Christmas!) in the Fen Cottage. Online booking is now open!

Join the elves to make a decoration and to collect a Christmas craft pack to take home, before popping into the Fen Cottage where Father Christmas will be warming his toes by the fire. He will have a present for you too of course! On the 4th and 5th December it will be Mother Christmas who is visiting the Fen this year, sharing the workload as the man himself is pretty busy.

Dates: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st December 2021

Times: 10:30am – 3pm

Science Interaction | Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral, Minster Precincts, Peterborough, PE1 1XS

The Cambridge Science Centre will be offering hands-on activities and hosting drop-in demonstrations of scientific wonders!

The team from Cambridge offers a fantastic interactive display in which all ages can become involved in some fun learning all about the wonders of the scientific world.

On Monday 25th and Thursday 28th October, special demonstrations will be given. Unsupervised activities are available on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th October.

Dates: Monday 25th – Thursday 28th October 2021

Times: 10:00 – 16:00 (each day)

Places to Stay in Cambridgeshire

The Three Blackbirds | Newmarket

36 Ditton Green, Woodditton, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9SQ

Acorn Holiday Park

Acorn Holiday Park , Bedford Bank , Welney , Cambridgeshire , PE14 9RJ

Huntingdon Christmas Market 2021

Market Hill, Huntingdon, Bedfordshire, PE29 3PJ

Huntingdon Christmas Market 2021 will take place from Friday 19th November 2021 – Sunday 21st November 2021. The Market has beautiful traditional wooden chalets, with a stage for live performances. There will be children’s entertainment, with Father Christmas stopping by to hand out gifts.

We’re looking for traders with beautiful hand crafted Christmas themed decorations, gifts. Delicious hot and cold food and everything in between.

Dates: 19th – 21st November 2021

Times: 10am – 4:30pm

Entry: FREE

Sarah’s Flowers Christmas Workshop

Unit 6, Elm business and Leisure Park, 12 Elm High Road, Wisbech, PE14 0DG

Dates: November 21st, December 1st, 4th, 8th, 18th 2021

Times: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Contact Sarah’s Flowers

Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights 2021

National Trust – Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9EJ

Winter Lights 2021 brings new creative partnerships together for its tenth year. Combining iconic favourites such as the Silver Birch Grove and Riverside Path, with new sensory experiences around every corner of the 1½ mile route, it’s set to be an amazing evening for everyone.

Dates: Fri 3 – Sun 5 | Fri 10 – Sun 12 | Fri 17 – Sun 19 December 2021

Times: opens at 4.30pm and ends at 9.30pm

Tickets: Adult £17.50 | Child (aged 5-17) £14 | Under 5s FREE | Family tickets: 2 & 2 £60, 1 & 2 Children £42.45 | Carer FREE

More information here.

Places to Stay in Cambridgeshire

Happenoak Treehouse

Stocking Toft, West Wickham Road, Balsham, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4DZ

Fullers Hill Retreat | Luxury Accommodation

Fullers Hill , Little Gransden , Sandy , Cambridgeshire , SG19 3BP

Burwell House

North Street , Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0BB

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa | Newmarket

11 Bury road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7BX

The Packhorse Inn | Moulton

Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8SP

Places to Visit in Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Sightseeing Tour

Silver Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9EU

Tenpin Bowling

Cambridge Leisure Park, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7DY

Traditional Punting Company | Cambridge

Landing Stage, Thompsons Ln,, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8AQ


Unit B3, Button End Industrial Estate , Harston , Cambridge , Cambridgeshire, CB22 7GX

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB

Fullers Hill Retreat | Spa Treatments

Fullers Hill , Little Gransden , Sandy , Cambridgeshire , SG19 3BP

South Angle Farm Park

Angle Common, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5HX

The Pike & Eel Marina & Venue Hire

Overcote Lane, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4TW

Punting in Cambridge | Scudamores Self-Hire Boats

Scudamore's Mill Lane Punting Station, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RS