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Frost Fair
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 1st December 2019
“Returning for its second year and full of festive atmosphere, sights, scents and sounds, the Frost Fair features many exhibitors, showing original crafts and gifts.”
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Preparing a Victorian Christmas
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 30th November 2019 to Sunday 1st December 2019, 11am – 3pm
“Come and meet the kitchen staff while you inhale the spices and smells from the seasonal dishes which would have once laddened the Braybrooke’s Christmas table and discover how the servants’ Christmas meal would be different.”
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Santa Run
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon SS16 4UH
Sunday 1st December 2019, 10am to 2pm
“Support Havens Hospices and choose between a 4.5k or 2k festive fun run around the lovely Wat Tyler Park, with plenty of additional attractions including Santa’s grotto and a toy sale!”
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In Colchester Christmas Celebration and Light Switch On
Colchester Town Centre
Sunday 1st December 2019
“Expect to see bands, choirs and street performers throughout the day, with a special guest appearance from Elsa and Anna. Santa will be joining the Mayor on stage in front of the Town Hall for the Big Light Switch-On at 5pm.”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens
Thursday 5th December 2019 to Sunday 8th December 2019
“We invite you to make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world. ”
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Preparing a Victorian Christmas
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 7th December 2019 to Sunday 8th December 2019, 11am – 3pm
“Come and meet the kitchen staff while you inhale the spices and smells from the seasonal dishes which would have once laddened the Braybrooke’s Christmas table and discover how the servants’ Christmas meal would be different.”
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Dickensian Christmas
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 7th December 2019 and Sunday 8th December 2019
“A day of magical, festive activities for the whole family.”
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Santa Fun Run
Central Park, Chelmsford.
Sunday 8th December 2019
“Join the #FarleighSantas as hundreds of runners dash, dance and prance 5k to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice.”
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Hylands House – Open Day and Farmers’ & Crafts Market
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Sunday 8th December 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free entry to the house and gardens, a special exhibition, and their Farmers and Craft Market. This month’s exhibition is ‘World War I and the Men of the Estate’!
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Christmas Soiree – a Christie Christmas
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Monday 9th December 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019, 7:45pm to 10pm
“The Cameo Players will be performing another of their successful themed evenings to welcome the Christmas season! Come and enjoy the excitement and drama of an Agatha Christie mystery, pit your wits against those of the world’s most famous detective and see if you can solve one of his most baffling cases.”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens
Thursday 12th December 2019 to Sunday 15th December 2019
“We invite you to make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world. ”
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Essex Police Band Christmas Concert
Christchurch, London Road, Chelmsford
Saturday 14th December 2019
“Join us and special guests the Chelsmford Gospel Choir for an evening of modern classics and festive favourites guaranteed to fill you with festive cheer.”
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Dickensian Christmas
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“A day of magical, festive activities for the whole family.”
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Preparing a Victorian Christmas
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 14th December 2019 to Sunday 15th December 2019, 11am – 3pm
“Come and meet the kitchen staff while you inhale the spices and smells from the seasonal dishes which would have once laddened the Braybrooke’s Christmas table and discover how the servants’ Christmas meal would be different.”
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Papa Panov’s Special Christmas
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Saturday 14th December 2019 and Sunday 15th December 2019
“The heart-warming story of Papa Panov’s generosity reflects the true spirit of Christmas. A wonderful production of a much-loved classic.”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens
Thursday 19th December 2019 to Sunday 22nd December 2019
“We invite you to make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world. ”
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Christmas Craft Bonanza! – Garden Activity Morning for Children
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Friday 20th December 2019, 10am – 12pm
“Come and join us for a festive morning at the garden and make some original additions to your decorations to take home!”
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Hylands Festive Drive In : Elf
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Friday 20th December 2019, 6pm to 8pm.
“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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Hylands Festive Drive In: The Holiday
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Friday 20th December 2019, 8:30pm to 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 Festive Drive In: Get Santa
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Saturday 21st December 2019, 6pm to 8pm.
“Enjoy the heartwarming story of a father and Son who help Santa round up his reindeer after crashing his sleigh.”
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Hylands Festive Drive In : Elf
Hylands House and Estate, Chelmsford
Saturday 21st December 2019, 8:30pm to 10:15pm.
“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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Preparing a Victorian Christmas
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 21st December 2019 to Sunday 22nd December 2019, 11am – 3pm
“Come and meet the kitchen staff while you inhale the spices and smells from the seasonal dishes which would have once laddened the Braybrooke’s Christmas table and discover how the servants’ Christmas meal would be different.”
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Enchanted Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens
Friday 27th December 2019 to Monday 30th December 2019
“We invite you to make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Audley End is transformed into an illuminated world. ”
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