Things to do in Newbury this Christmas

With plenty to do for all the family, why not visit Newbury and its surrounding areas this festive season?  Don’t forget to check out the Santa Freebies…

If you have an event or idea that you wish to include in our guide, then please leave a comment or email us.


Local events this Christmas

17/11/2016 – Sleeping Beauty Show at The Watermill Theatre (until 01/01/2017)

25/11/2016 – Cinderella Pantomime at The Corn Exchange (until 31/12/2016)

26/11/2016 – A Magical Christmas Adventure at 4 Kingdoms (until 24/12/2016)

26/11/2016 – Christmas at Basildon Park (until 04/01/2017)

27/11/2016 – Newbury Artisan Market – Festive Special in Newbury Town Centre

27/11/2016 – Lights Switch On and Santa Parade in Newbury Town Centre

01/12/2016 – Bucklebury Christmas on the Farm (until 23/12/2016)

02/12/2016 Thatcham Lights Celebrations

04/12/2016 – Christmas Fair at Shaw House

lantern christmas newbury

11/12/2016 Festival of Light – Lantern Procession in Newbury Town Centre

11/12/2016 Civic Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, Thatcham

15/12/2016Choir of a 1000 Voices and Late Night Shopping in Newbury Town Centre

16/12/2016Christmas Ballet – Romeo and Juliet at Arlington Arts Centre (until 18/12/2016)

17/12/2016Santa Cruises on the Jubilee Narrowboat (until 23/12/2016)

22/12/2016Family Activity Day – West Berkshire Museum

There will be no Market / Fair at Victoria Park this year.

Santa Freebies

Don’t forget to check out our Gift Guide for Men 2016 which includes discount codes and amazing giveaways.

Real Trees

christmas coca cola truck tour 2016

Whilst the Coca-Cola Truck is not coming to Newbury, it will be stopping at:

  • Sat 26th Nov – 1pm to 9pm ~ Swindon, Asda Haydon Supercentre, The Orbital Shopping Centre North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon SN25 4BG
  • Sat 30th Nov – 1pm to 9pm ~ Southampton, O2 Guildhall, Guildhall Square, West Marlands Road, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LP

With all best wishes and seasons greetings.

Lisa and family x

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  • Reply
    Amy Fidler
    April 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Love the Watermill Theatre x

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    Deborah Mackenzie
    December 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Great thing happen around you!

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    Susan B
    November 27, 2016 at 8:15 am

    What an excellent post. Thank you. There is more to Newbury than meets the eye.

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    Shelley Jessup
    November 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    That is such a wonderful idea with all the local events I wish I knew of a blog like this being local to me 🙂

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks Shelley. I hope you manage to find one 🙂 x

  • Reply
    November 23, 2016 at 2:42 am

    we have never been to Newbury. It looks a great place to bring the nieces and nephews.

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

      They’d love the lantern parade 🙂

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    Anthea Holloway
    November 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I visited Newbury this summer and found it a very vibrant place. Looking at your post I can see that there are lots of things to do this Christmas in Newbury. Time for a visit!

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Is highly recommend the lantern parade! It’s lovely x

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    William Gould
    November 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    You certainly have a lot going on there! I bet the little ones are getting excited!!!

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 23, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Never mind them! I can’t wait 🙂

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    Plutonium Sox
    November 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Oh that lantern parade looks lovely! I must check when the coca cola truck is going to be near to us too, I keep meaning to go and end up missing it every time.

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      Lisa Hudson
      November 23, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Thanks Nat, they do the parade every year, it’s lovely 🙂 x

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