December Events in Essex

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Enchanted Audley
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Friday 2nd December 2022 to Sunday 4th December 2022
“Gather your friends and family to banish the dark winter nights and experience the past in a spectacular new light this December. Explore our grounds and gardens to discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.”
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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station
Friday 2nd December 2022 to Sunday 4th December 2022
Illuminated train and lineside displays, with onboard narration and music.
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Epping Christmas Market
High Street, Epping CM16
Saturday 3rd December 2022, 10am to 4pm
“Come along to our traditional Christmas market with entertainment, food, gifts, crafts, Santa (in Fire Station), Christmas lights and festive fun! Free entry.”
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Frostbite
Ilfracombe Avenue Road Car Park, Southchurch SS1 2XD
Saturday 3th December 2022, 1pm to 5.30pm
“Enjoy live music, live art, an artisan Christmas craft market, food and drink as well as entertainment and so much more! This year we have a special visit from Santa too!!”
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Makers at the Maltings
The Maltings, Mill Lane, Dunmow CM6 1BG
Saturday 3rd December 2022, 10am to 3pm
A selection from Essex’s finest handmade small businesses. Free entry (and to the Dunmow Museum).
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Wild Winter Walk
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park, nr Colchester
Saturday 3rd December 2022, 10am
“Wrap up warm and head out onto the reserve with our expert guide Liz for a Wild Winter Walk.”
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Days out with Thomas
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Saturday 3rd December 2022 and Sunday 4th December 2022
Unlimited rides with Thomas, Percy and Daisy.; meet Toby and Henrietta; re-enactments of classic Thomas stories by Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty featuring Thomas; and much more.
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Yuletide Stride 2022
Lord Ashcroft Building at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ.
Thursday 8th December from 7pm
Our friendly walk leaders and cycle marshals will guide walkers to see the twinkly lights of Chelmsford High Street, Moulsham Street, the market square and around the cathedral grounds, raising money in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities.
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Enchanted Audley
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Thursday 8th December 2022 to Sunday 11th December 2022
“Gather your friends and family to banish the dark winter nights and experience the past in a spectacular new light this December. Explore our grounds and gardens to discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.”
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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station
Friday 9th December 2022 to Sunday 11th December 2022
Illuminated train and lineside displays, with onboard narration and music.
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Days out with Thomas
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Saturday 10th December 2022 and Sunday 11th December 2022
Unlimited rides with Thomas, Percy and Daisy.; meet Toby and Henrietta; re-enactments of classic Thomas stories by Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty featuring Thomas; and much more.
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Charity fitstepathon
Clacton Leisure Centre
Sunday 11th December 2022, 10am-1pm
Charity Fitstepathon (dance fitness) in aid of Dementia uk, open to all, ticket price £10 on sale from Goldilocks Hairdressers ,Great Clacton

Sustainable Christmas Market
Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF
Sunday 11th December, 11am- 4pm
Over 30 handpicked local makers selling a beautiful selection of products including jewelry, clothing, candles, gifts, sweet treats, and more.
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Wild Winter Walk
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park, nr Colchester
Thursday 15th December 2022, 10am
“Wrap up warm and head out onto the reserve with our expert guide Liz for a Wild Winter Walk.”
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Enchanted Audley
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Thursday 15th December 2022 to Sunday 18th December 2022
“Gather your friends and family to banish the dark winter nights and experience the past in a spectacular new light this December. Explore our grounds and gardens to discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.”
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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station
Friday 16th December 2022 t0 Sunday 18th December 2022
Illuminated train and lineside displays, with onboard narration and music.
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Days out with Thomas
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Saturday 17th December 2022 and Sunday 18th December 2022
Unlimited rides with Thomas, Percy and Daisy.; meet Toby and Henrietta; re-enactments of classic Thomas stories by Sir Topham Hatt and Rusty & Dusty featuring Thomas; and much more.
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Christmas Music
Holy Cross Church, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch RM11 1PX
Saturday 17th December 2022, 7.30pm
Join the Havering Singers for their Christmas concert. Sing along to some classic carols and sit back and listen to the choir perform other festive pieces. The Christmas concert is one of the most popular of the choirs and often sells out.
more details (and tickets) and ticket hotline 07342 883211

Carols in the Park
Bandstand, Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 18th December 2022, 2pm to 3pm
“Wrap up warmly and enjoy some festive music performed by the Southend Band, with lots of opportunity to join in some carol singing.”
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Open Day and Farmers Market
Hylands House, Hylands Estate, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
Sunday 18th December 2022 10am to 4pm
Browse Hylands House and gardens at your own leisure, take a guided tour, and visit the open air farmers and craft market.
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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station
Tuesday 20th December to Wednesday 21st December 2022
Illuminated train and lineside displays, with onboard narration and music.
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Enchanted Audley
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Tuesday 20th December 2022 to Friday 23rd December 2022
“Gather your friends and family to banish the dark winter nights and experience the past in a spectacular new light this December. Explore our grounds and gardens to discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.”
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Enchanted Audley
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Tuesday 27th December 2022 to Friday 30th December 2022
“Gather your friends and family to banish the dark winter nights and experience the past in a spectacular new light this December. Explore our grounds and gardens to discover a magical world of illumination, sound and colour.”
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Epping Ongar Light Fantastic
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station
Wednesday 28th December 2022 to Friday 30th December 2022
Illuminated train and lineside displays, with onboard narration and music.
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Post christmas bobble hat OBSTACLE run
Nuclear Wild Forest, Parsonage Farm, Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 0LA
Wednesday 28th December 2022 and Thursday 29th December 2022
“After all the indulgence of Christmas and sitting on the sofa, join us for 2k of outdoor fun. Rosy cheeks & muddy feet guaranteed.”
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