Not sure how to keep the family entertained over the holidays? Never fear. There are tons of Christmas events in Essex in 2019. So, read on for our list of top things to do in Essex over Christmas.
Christmas Events in Essex
Christmas events in Essex include options for families, couples, young and old, groups of friends – everyone! Here’s our list of top 3 things to try this season.
1. Go for a Walk
First, there’s no place like Essex for winter walks. Our region hosts some truly picture-postcard perfect landscapes, even during the winter months. So this holiday season, consider getting out in the fresh air for a family hike or romantic stroll.
2. See Santa
Next, take the children to see Father Christmas, a classic Christmas experience. There are several places around Essex to visit him through to Christmas Eve. For example, the Epping Ongar Railway Santa Specials. Here you’ll meet Santa on the train while journeying through the Essex countryside. All children received a gift from Santa, while adults can enjoy a festive drink and treat. Or there’s Father Christmas at Barleylands which combines farm park activities and seeing Santa.
3. Light Up the Night
Thirdly, consider Enchanted Audley End. Presented by English Heritage at Audley End House and Gardens, this Christmas event in Essex sees the gardens transformed with light, colour and sound. So bundle up and marvel at the illuminated garden trail, find hidden fairies and chat to magical trees. Afterwards, warm-up with mulled wine and toasted marshmallows.
Alternatively, there are Christmas Starlight Nights at Colchester Zoo. Here, you can discover magical illuminations along the ‘Merry & Bright Trail’, including beautifully lit life-size animal sculptures and festive scenes. Moreover, with extended opening there’s more time to enjoy events such as Santa’s beautiful reindeer, crafts at the Elves’ Workshop and a Christmas tale.
Attending Christmas Events in Essex this Year?
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