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What festivities are going on in Cambridge?

As Christmas is approaching, here are some festive activities going on in Cambridge you can get involved with!

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As the temperature is dropping and the nights get darker, we know that Christmas is only around the corner. There is a ton of stuff going on in Cambridge you can have a look at to get you feeling festive!


The North Pole

From the 17th November to the 8th January The North Pole will be on Parker’s Piece. You can go ice skating here, or just watch the skaters do their thing. There’s also food and refreshments, as well as fairground rides and attractions!


Christmas Light Switch-On

At 4pm on Sunday 19th November, get down to the Grand Arcade to watch the grand reveal of this year’s Christmas Light display. There’s also going to be Christmas entertainment throughout the day, as well as many retailers offering special discounts and offers.


Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Between the 30th November – 7th January, the Cambridge Arts Theatre are showing Jack and the Beanstalk as this year’s Christmas pantomime. You can get tickets from £18, depending on seating.


Mill Road Winter Fair

This year’s Mill Road Winter Fair will be on the 2nd December 10:30am – 4:30pm. The fair involves a number of crafts and food stalls, as well as street performances from musicians and dancers.


Winter Fest

At the LAB Courtyard here on campus on the 12th December, you can enjoy the Winter Fest from 10am – 4pm. With everything including a skating rink, a human snow globe, DJ, food and drink, and a festive film screening, this event is sure to bring the festivities to campus!



FST are hosting their formal social event Snowball at Junction, on Clifton Way, on the 14th, from 8pm – 1am.


A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve (24th December) service held at King’s College Chapel. The service includes carols and readings from the Bible. This is a very popular event, and will broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm; they only have about 600 seats available, which go very quick – so if you want to go, make sure you start queuing early!


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