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What's on this December in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 14:13 25 November 2019

Come join in with the Family Festivities Christmas Trail happening at Cliveden House this December. Photo credit - Donald Morgan/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Come join in with the Family Festivities Christmas Trail happening at Cliveden House this December. Photo credit - Donald Morgan/Getty Images/iStockphoto


We round up some of the best events and things to do across Berkshire this month

Discover weekly events and photography in the links above

Windsor on Ice - Until 5 January

As well as an ice rink you'll find funfair rides and a fully licensed bar, plus stalls to get you in the festive spirit.

Family Festivities Christmas Trail - Saturdays and Sundays between 30 November and 23 December, plus 20-24 December


Follow the festive trail at Cliveden, inspired by stories of the Astor family Christmases on the estate. They are also hosting wreath-making workshops on various dates.

A Victorian Christmas - 1 December-6 January

Basildon Park

See the house dressed up for Christmas, with trees donated from the Yattendon Estate and sumptuous decorations and floral displays. There are also candlelight tours and wreath-making workshops on various dates.

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade - 7 December


With live music and entertainment, plus street food, a licensed bar and hot drinks, this is fun for all the family.

A Victorian Yuletide - 7, 14 and 21 December

Windsor Castle

See the 20ft Nordmann Fir tree in St George's Hall, taken from Windsor Great Park. On 7 December, listen to stories about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Christmas traditions, make decorations and dress up in Victorian costumes. On 14 and 21, enjoy Christmas crafts and festive storytelling. There are also Christmas carol performances in St. George's Hall on various dates.

An Evening with Ana Silvera at Cumberland Lodge - 8 December

Windsor Great Park

The acclaimed folk singer-songwriter will perform in The Vaults, their new basement entertainment space.

Festive Fun Weekend - 14-15 December


See the Norwegian Spruce Christmas tree in the town square, plus there will be a land train, Santa's fun animals, stalls, face painting, glitter tattoos and more.

Christmas Carols Steam Train from Reading - 15 December

Leave Reading at 11.10am, and arrive at Stratford-on-Avon in time for the traditional carol service with the afternoon free to explore the town.

Winter Wonderwheels - 15 December

Dorney Lake

Cycle, walk, run, push, or anything in between around Dorney Lake. There are 1km, 5km and 10km challenges.

Christmas - 20-21 DecemberRacedays at Ascot

Festive menus, winter cocktails, brass bands, dodgems, mince pies, a spectacularly decorated Grandstand and carol singing after racing, visits from Father Christmas and his reindeer, storytelling from Mrs Christmas, an animatronic polar bear, face painting and animal meet and greets. Phew, what a weekend!

Here's a quick reminder of all the pantomimes on in Berkshire this Christmas...

The Prince and the Pauper - Until 4 January 2020

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury

Aladdin at Theatre Royal Windsor - Until 5 January 2020

The Bear - 26 November-29 December

Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Dick Whittington - 28 November-7 December

The Memorial Hall, Old Windsor

Sleeping Beauty 29 November 2019- 4 January 2020

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Aladdin -29 November 2019-4 January 2020

South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell

Cinderella - 7 December 2019-5 January 2020

The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading

Dick Whittington - 11-15 December

Maidenhead Town Hall

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - 13-23 December

The Curve, Slough

Christmas With The Three Billy Goats Gruff - 15 DecemberShaw House, Newbury

A Christmas Carol - 23 December

Concert at Shaw House, Newbury

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