Christmas events and things to do in the Cotswolds

Christmas events in the Cotswolds 2020 (photo: DGLimages, Getty Images)

Christmas events in the Cotswolds 2020 (photo: DGLimages, Getty Images) - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We’ve gathered some of the best things to do this Christmas in the Cotswolds

• A Crafted Christmas

Until December 24

The team at New Brewery Arts have selected future heirlooms, jewellery and homewares produced by the best UK craftspeople – perfect for thoughtful seasonal giving.

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, GL7 1JH,

• When Jaguar Bought Daimley

Until end January 2021

An exhibition from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, telling the story of when Jaguar bought the Daimler Company from BSA in 1960.

British Motor Museum, Gaydon, CV35 0BJ, tel: 01926 927823,

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• Race from the North Pole

Nov 21-December 19

This virtual event will raise money for Helen & Douglas House, to help local terminally ill children. All you need to do is walk, cycle, scoot, hop, or skip 4, 20, 40, or 100 miles.

• Christmas Cracker!

Nov 21-December 19

Gallery Pangolin’s annual Christmas show of sculpture, jewellery, drawings and prints – now online.

Gallery Pangolin,

• Bath Winter Pop-up

December 1-13

A showcase Modern ArtBuyer’s talented and hard-working artists’ recent pieces, many of which were created during this year’s challenging times.

Milsom Place, Bath, BA1 1BZ, and

• Peter Pan

December 2-January 3

A perfect festive family day out featuring JM Barrie’s epic tale of adventure, pirates, fairies - a crocodile with gigantic teeth! - and a little boy who refuses to grow old.

The Barn Theatre, Cirencester GL7 1BN, tel: 01285 648255,

Meet the Maker

Thursday, December 3, 11am-3pm

Jeweller and enameller, and Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen member, Harriet St Leger will be demonstrating her work.

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham, GL50 3QQ, tel: 01242 245215,

• The Parrot Cage

December 4,5, 17 & 21

The ‘pop-up cabaret and dining experience for the age’ is returning for the festive season! From £90 per person.

Elmore Court, GL2 3NT,

• Wreath Making Workshops

Saturday, December 5, 10.30am & 2.30pm

Get ready for the festive season by creating your own unique handmade winter wreath using seasonal greenery, such as holly and fir. This workshop is for adults, all abilities welcome. £15 per workshop.

Garden Pavilion, Museum in the Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF, tel: 01453 763394,

• Malvern Winter Glow

December 9-January 3

A dazzling outdoor illuminations trail in Malvern’s 90-acre showground, featuring 10 sessions per night.

The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW, tel: 01684 584900,

• Meet the Maker

Thursday, December 10, 11am-3pm

Mixed media textile artist Corinne Hockley will be demonstrating making ‘Fairy Godmothers’ - stitched and papier-mâché dolls made using vintage fabrics and trinkets.

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham, GL50 3QQ, tel: 01242 245215,

• Drive-In Firework Spectacular

Saturday, December 19

Enjoy a pyrotechnic extravaganza from the safety and comfort of your own car, with a socially-distanced space around it. Tickets in advance.

Cheltenham Racecourse,

• Car Park Panto

Monday, December 21, 2pm & 5pm

Just when you thought your Christmas show had been cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas! £45 per car.

Cheltenham Racecourse, GL50 4SH,

Read more: Best Christmas things to do in Bath 2020


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