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Getting in The Christmas Spirit – Ideas to Make the Most of the Build up to Christmas in Surrey
November 6th 2017
So here it is Merry Christmas, and with it everybody’s set to be having fun. That’s definitely what’s guaranteed courtesy of all the exciting events going on in our lovely county! There’s a whole host of things to do in and around Surrey during the festive build-up to help you and the family make the most of this most wonderful time of the year. Here are just some of the best of them.
Let there be Lights!
The glittering lights of the festive season are sure to bring Christmas cheer to anyone and everyone. If you’re looking to add some sparkle to your Christmas spirit, one of Surrey’s many Christmas lights switch on events in the county’s historic town and village centres are a sure fire way to do so.
The Surbiton Christmas lights switch on takes place on 24th November, and will be an event that all the family can get involved in, starting with farm animal meet and greets in the station forecourt followed by a visit from the big man in red. For something suited to adults and children alike, why not pop over to the street party in Victoria Road? With a food and gift market, plus a charity bar and live music, the festive atmosphere will be in full swing!
Alternatively, why not head to Guildford on 16th November for the traditional lights switch-on event which this year will include storytelling in various stores throughout the town together with live music and festive fireworks.
Christmas Shop till you Drop
The county’s Christmas markets are not only a place to source some great gift ideas, they’re also a very social event to enjoy with friends and family.
A beautiful setting for one such event is Guildford Cathedral. From Thursday 16th November through to Saturday 18th November, both the newly refurbished Cathedral building and the Marquee will be home to up to 70 exhibitors vending everything from Christmas gifts and handmade decorations through to exquisite cakes, confectionary, liqueurs and wines and plenty more festive fare besides!
If you’re looking to fill your festive days with something a little more active, how about the ice rink at Hampton Court Palace? Running from 24th November right through to the 7th January, there’s plenty of time to get your skates on!
Alternatively, if crafts are more your penchant, the Palace is also running a variety of events for all the family throughout the festive season. On selected weekends throughout Advent, you’ll find Tudor style wreath making and / or candle decorating, allowing you to create a beautiful souvenir of a lovely day out to adorn your home with this Christmas.
Eat, Drink and be Merry!
What better way to get into the festive spirit than with some Christmas spirit? From 1st November through to 24th December, Browns in Kingston upon Thames is running Christmas cocktail masterclasses to allow you to create your very own Christmas tipple!
If beer is more to your taste buds’ liking, how about learning what beers will pair with your Christmas menu? Craft beer specialists in Kingston upon Thames, 7000 Jars of Beer, is offering you the chance of a Hoppy Christmas with workshops to teach exactly that!
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With so much on offer this festive season, why not let your spirits soar by travelling in style? By choosing ZedCarZ, you can ensure a memorable ride and a personal, friendly service. We’re available 24/7 and have a choice of vehicles available to really make your Christmas activities fun, stress-free experiences. Give us a call or use our online quote service to book your festive ride.