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Events and Things to Do in Essex this Christmas



Things to do, places to visit and forthcoming local events taking place in Essex leading up to and throughout the Christmas festive season.

Where available there are direct links and contact details for the event organisers who we recommend should be contacted directly for further information on any particular event before travelling.
Although accurate at the time of being entered, the information contained within maybe subject to change and as such Essex Tourist Guide does not accept responsibility for any omissions or errors to this content.


- OCTOBER -

Saturday 3rd October 2015
'Christmas at The View' in Person Ticket Sales
Purchase your 'Christmas at The View' tickets for the 12 or 13 December.
Time: 10am
Admission: £12.95 (includes gift) - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforest

Monday 12th October 2015
'Christmas at The View' Telephone Ticket Sales
Purchase your 'Christmas at The View' tickets for the 12 or 13 December.
Time: 10am
Admission: £12.95 (includes gift) - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforest

Saturday 17th October 2015
We are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft and Design Fair
This Fair is an 'early bird' Christmas Craft and Design fair featuring over 30 makers and artists selling the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired items. This will be the ideal opportunity for shoppers to find those special gifts for loved ones this Christmas.
This event showcases quality handmade crafts, with stallholders selling a range of items to suit all pockets. Stallholders include Capricorn Crafts, makers of wooden toys and gifts; Honeybee Soaps and Scrubs; Glass 'n' Gems; Peter Deans Ceramics and Barbara Russell Antique Bead Jewellery. In addition to selling her work, you can also see artist Julia Tanner painting at her stall.
Visitors can sit down and enjoy some delicious home-made cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DG
Further information at: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

- NOVEMBER -

Sunday 8th November 2015
We are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft and Design Fair
This Fair will feature 40 makers and artists selling the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired items. This will be the ideal opportunity for shoppers to find those special gifts for loved ones this Christmas.
This event showcases quality handmade crafts, with stallholders selling a range of items to suit all pockets. Stallholders include Capricorn Crafts, makers of wooden toys and gifts; Honeybee Soaps and Scrubs; Kestrel Glass; Jewellery Maker Dizzy Dizzigns and The White Candle Company.
Visitors can enjoy light refreshments in the beautiful Lounge and Bar area of Greenwoods Hotel.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free entry
Venue: Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Stock, Essex CM4 9BE
Further information at: www.wearehandmade.co.uk

Saturday 14th November 2015
St Helena Hospice Christmas Bazaar
There will be stalls with lots of Christmas gifts, decorations, toys, cakes, books and a Christmas cafe at our annual Christmas Bazaar. There will also be face painting, music and a raffle.
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: Colchester
Contact: For more information about the bazaar please call the retail team on 01206 890170
Website: www.sthelenahospice.org.uk/event/st-helena-hospice-christmas-bazaar-2015
Registered Charity No. 280919

Wednesday 25th November 2015
Workshop: Felt Christmas Tree Baubles
A fun, seasonal workshop to enable you to make your own set of unique felted Christmas tree baubles. Bring a towel. (over 16s only)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Admission: £15 per person (over 16s only) - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforest

- DECEMBER -

Thursday 10th December 2015
Workshop: Making Christmas Greenery
Enjoy a festive evening making a Christmas greenery display or wreath for your home. Ticket price includes lots of fresh holly, ivy and pine cones (and an oasis base) for you to create your own green delight.
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Admission: £15 per person (includes a drink and materials) - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforest

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December 2015
Christmas Grotto at The View
Book your tickets to our magical Christmas weekend. Not to be missed!
Time: 10am to 3pm
Ticket Sales: In person - Saturday 10th October / Phone - Monday 19th October
Admission: £12.95 per child (includes gift) - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforest

Sunday 13th December 2015
Reindeer Dash 2015
After the success of our first Reindeer Dash, it is back for its second year. Take a 'dash' around Colchester Castle Park in your reindeer antlers and noses. This is a family-friendly event to get you ready for Christmas where you can even meet Father Christmas himself.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Castle Park, Colchester, Essex
Contact: For more information call the events team on 01206 931450 or email events@sthelenahospice.org.uk
Website: www.sthelenahospice.org.uk/event/reindeer-dash-2015
Registered Charity No. 280919

Thursday 17th December 2015
Children's Event (Pre-School): Christmas is Coming
Festive rhymes and storytelling for little people. Light refreshments included. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10.15am to 11.15am
Admission: £4.95 per child (babes in arms free) - Booking required
Contact: 020 7332 1911
Venue: The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/eppingforest

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