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Audley End Carol Concert
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Tuesday 4th December 2018, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
“Join in the Christmas celebrations at Audley End with carols sung by Christ’s College, Cambridge choir, in the stunning surroundings of the Great Hall.”
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Festive floristry workshop: Deck the halls
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Wednesday 5th December 2018
A floristry workshop (two sessions) with a Tudor festive feel.
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The Wildlife Walk
RSPB Rainham Marshes
Wednesday 5th December 2017, 9.30 to 12 noon
Come and join us as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes.
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Yuletide Stride 2018
Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford
Thursday 6th December 2018
“Our walk leaders will guide you along the river Chelmer before hitting the twinkly lights of Chelmsford High Street and Moulsham Street.”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Thursday 6th December 2018 to Sunday 9th December 2018, 4:30pm to 9pm
“Make the most of the winter evenings this December with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world.”
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Christmas Concert – an evening of Jazz, Popular and Christmas tunes
Main Hall, St. Michael and All Angels Church, 62 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1LF
Thursday 6th December 2018 – 8pm to 10pm
Presented by John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group. Free admission and refreshments. Raffle.
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St Clare Hospice Light Up A Life Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey Church , Abbey Farmhouse, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1XQ
Thursday 6th December 2018, 7-9pm
“A chance to pause and remember the lives of our loved ones, in the company of others who understand.”
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Carol Concert
St Andrews Hall, 56a St Andrews Road, Clacton CO15 3AP
Friday 7th December 2018
A carol concert arranged by the East of England Co-op Funeral Services which will be led by Cliff Keeys and will feature The Concorde Singers.
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Colchester High Street Christmas Market
Colchester High Street
Sunday 9th December 2018
“Shoppers will be able to browse and shop from almost 100 traders whose stalls offering fashion, toys, festive gifts, jewellery, art and crafts will span the length of the High Street, which will be closed to traffic throughout the event.”
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Santathon – Chase the Turkey
Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club
Sunday 9th December 2018
“Join in the Festive 5K Fun with us and raise vital cash for your local hospice – Saint Francis Hospice.”
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Christmas Gift Fair
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Friday 7th December 2018 and Sunday 9th December 2018
“Take a stunning Essex venue, an outstanding collection of exhibitors and the sparkle of the festive season, and you have the recipe for the Essex Craft & Design Show’s Christmas Gift Fairs at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.”
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A Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea
Green Island Gardens, Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP
Saturday 8th December 2018
A nostalgic and magical afternoon tea with non other than Britains favourite nanny, Mary Poppins!
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3rd Annual Clacton Christmas Market
Clacton Leisure Centre, Vista Road, Clacton
Saturday 8th December 2018 and Sunday 9th December 2018, 10am-4pm
“Inside the main sports hall will be around 100 stalls!!!”
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Christmas Market
Brandon Groves Community Hall, South Ockendon
Sunday 9th December 2018
“We have over 20 stalls attending our very first Christmas Market including – Candles, Christmas Decorations, Wreaths and centre pieces, sweets and Chocolate, Body Shop, Scensty, Usborne books, Mimosa Tarot readings, Cakes, Fused Glass and much much more.”
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A Christmas Soiree – A Pickwick Christmas
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Tuesday 11th December 2018, Wednesday 12th December 2018 & Thursday 13th December 2018
“The Cameo Player bring their unique blend of music, drama and joviality to Hylands House with their new Christmas Show. The Victorians certainly knew how to enjoy the festivities – and who could be a more genial host than Mr. Pickwick himself?”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Thursday 13th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018, 4:30pm to 9pm
“Make the most of the winter evenings this December with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world.”
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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Christmas Concert
St Botolph’s Church, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE
Thursday 13th December 2018
“With a variety of music provided by The Band of The Parachute Regiment, including some Christmas favourites, it is an evening not to be missed! Get into the festive spirit and book your tickets today.”
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The Wildlife Walk
RSPB Rainham Marshes
Friday 14th December 2018, 10am to 1.30 pm
Come and join us as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Elf
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Friday 14th December 2018, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Enjoy the magical story of Buddy, a human being who was raised as an elf by the wonderful and loving elves of the North Pole…
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Carol Concert
The Chapel, 89 Wimpole Road, CO1 2DB.
Friday 14th December 2018, 7pm
A carol concert in Colchester, arranged by the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, will be led by Father Richard Tillbrook and will feature the Colchester Military Wives Choir.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : The Holiday
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:30pm – 11pm
Enjoy this romantic Christmas story about two women troubled with guy-problems who swap homes in each other’s countries, meet a local guy and fall in love. Watch from the comfort of your car, all snuggled up, with us delivering you food and drink!
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : A Christmas Carol
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Saturday 15th December 2018, 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Enjoy Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale about Scrooge, who comes face to face with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his future will hold.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Love Actually
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Saturday 15th December 2018, 8:30pm – 10:45pm
Enjoy this Christmas favourite following the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives in various settings during the frantic month before Christmas.
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Farmers and Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 16th December 2018, 10am to 4pm
“Based in the beautiful surroundings of The Stables. The market features many craft stalls and local producers who are passionate about food.”
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The Wildlife Walk
RSPB Rainham Marshes
Sunday 16th December 2018, 1pm to 3:30pm
Come and join us as we take you on a wonderful wildlife walk around the marshes.
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Coffee and Cars at the Museum of Power
Museum of Power, Langford Road, nr Maldon
Sunday 16th December 2018, 9am to 1pm
“Come along and join our monthly enthusiasts meet. Bring along your classic or modern vehicles together with anything of interest. Steam Pump Tea Room OPEN serving breakfasts, hot/cold food, home make cakes and refreshments.”
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Home Alone 2
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Thursday 20th December 2018, 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Enjoy this family favourite Christmas film about Kevin McCallister who gets separated from his family at the airport and finds himself in New York City with only his father’s bag and credit card.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Bad Santa
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Thursday 20th December 2018, 8:30pm – 10:45pm
Enjoy this comical Christmas story about a conman and his partner who pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob a department store.
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Thursday 20th December 2018 to Sunday 23rd December 2018, 4:30pm to 9pm
“Make the most of the winter evenings this December with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world.”
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Arthur Christmas
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Friday 21st December 2018, 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Enjoy this Christmas Adventure about Santa’s clumsy son who sets out on a mission with St Nick’s father to give out a present that was misplaced in less than two hours.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Trading Places
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Friday 21st December 2018, 8:30pm – 10:45pm
Enjoy this comedy classic about a snobbish investor and street con artist who find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
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Barleylands’ Farmers Markets
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:30am to 12:30pm
“Enjoy picking up delicious food and handmade treats for the weekend from our Farmers’ Market. Free entry and car parking.
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Music for Christmas
The Brentwood Centre
Saturday 22nd December 2018
Hutton and Shenfield Choral Society’s Music for Christmas extravaganza provides a truly festive performance, including choirs, the full orchestra, audience sing-along and a visit from Father Christmas, and the Chelmsford ballet company.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Daddys Home 2
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Enjoy this hilarious Christmas film about Brad and Dusty who have a co-dad system with their two children. But this takes a turn when their father’s visit for Christmas.
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Hylands Christmas Drive In : Elf
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:30pm – 10:45pm
Enjoy the magical story of Buddy, a human being who was raised as an elf by the wonderful and loving elves of the North Pole.
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Boxing Day Woodland Walk
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Wednesday 26th December 2018
“After Christmas head out on a Boxing Day walk with one of our knowledgeable garden volunteers.”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Saffron Walden
Thursday 27th December 2018 to Sunday 30th December 2018, 4:30pm to 9pm
“Make the most of the winter evenings this December with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world.”
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