Feeling festive? My guide to the Christmas events near you

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I love Christmas, like really really love Christmas. I own approximately seven Christmas jumpers, I have two trees – although one is one of those arty twig trees – I always try and cram in Elf at least a dozen times in the run-up to Christmas and to be honest I always feel a little bit depressed on the 1st of December as I know it’s already the run-up to it being over. Yes, I am that sad.

So it’s only fair that I share some of that Christmas cheer and give you the lowdown on some festive events in and around Milton Keynes. See if you can fit them all in before December 25th, I know I will be doing my best.

Woburn Sands Christmas Fayre

This one has a personal connection as I am on the committee that organises it. It is a great local event that brings the whole town together amongst festive food, drink and lots of Christmas songs. There is also a fun fair and a little Christmas market so you can pick up some gifts whilst you are there.

The event is this Sunday 26th November on Woburn Sands High Street and will run from 1pm until 5pm.

Don’t miss the Christmas light switch on and the grand raffle drawing at 4:30pm.

Waddesdon Christmas

I recently went here with Sophie etc and it was so festive. There is a super Christmassy fayre outside the manor house, from which we indulged in Gin samples, Mulled Cider, Fudge, Nachos and Halloumi Buns, because why not!?

They are also running a projection show onto the main house every 15 mins which is really enchanting, reminded me a lot of Beauty & The Beast actually. All the photos in this post are from the Waddesdon event so you can get an idea of how pretty it looks.

The Christmas festivities at Waddesdon are running up until 2nd Jan – click here to find out more.

A Dickens of a Christmas

I have yet to attend this event but I have heard great things. Pop into the cute little town of Olney for some mulled wine and Christmas shopping amongst those dressed in traditional Victorian attire. A super festive and fun family day out.

The event will take place in Olney on December 3rd from 10am until 4pm.

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck at Xscape

Let’s be honest it isn’t Christmas until we have seen the Coca-Cola advert so why not pop down to Xscape and see it for real. Also, a great one for kids as the lights are so magical and the big picture of Santa on the side is always a winner!

The truck arrives on the 15th December.

Thor’s Tipi Bar

Thor’s is a Viking inspired, pop-up tipi bar at Intu Milton Keynes. Filled with cosy log fires, twinkling lights & Christmas cheer it seems like an absolute must. Take a break from your Christmas shopping and feast on Winter treats and some Mulled Cider, Hot Chocolate and Prosecco. Kids welcome too!

Thor’s Tipi Bar is open now and you can find out more here.

Eat Street MK – Christmas edition

I love a good food fayre, it could be because I have been spending too much time with Sophie etc or it could be because it’s acceptable to eat more than one dinner…but, either way, you can’t beat them.

Eat Street is a locally run food fayre that makes it’s way around Milton Keynes and they will be hosting a Christmas version on December 1st at York House in Stony Stratford.

Click here to register your interest and find out more.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Now this one is so on my list, I mean just look at the lights!!

Blenheim Palace have transformed their gardens once again into a magical wonderland of light. Trails start at 4:45 and run late into the evening, but don’t forget you must get a separate ticket for the light trails. Probably one of the most festive light trails you will ever see and perfect for an Instagram shot or two.

Which Christmas events will you be attending this year?
Please do tweet me all your pics I love seeing them!


  • Cat clarke
    21st November 2017

    Favourite post yet!!! Can we request a Christmas gift guid post next please 😬

    • Gemma Spinks
      Cat clarke
      22nd November 2017

      I am thinking about doing one, you know how I love shopping! I am just in the process of finalising a bridal gift guide. x

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