Christmas in Colchester 2015

Looking for things to do at Christmas?

We've got great places to shop and get those all those important presents; from big name stores to local independent traders. There's lots more to Colchester than a great shopping experience; Colchester Castle Museum and our contemporary visual arts centre, Firstsite are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do and see.

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Shopping and more!

We've got great places to shop and get those all those important presents; from big name stores to local independent traders. Enjoy shopping on the High Street under our snowflake themed lights. Then head to the Lion Walk and Culver Square shopping centres to find those must have brands like Apple and Super Dry. And don't forget to explore the narrow lanes and streets at the heart of Colchester to see what our independent boutiques and stores have to offer – they’re looking forward to giving you an extra special welcome for Small Business Saturday.

Late night shopping is every Wednesday so why not hit the shops and grab a bite to eat after work – the town centre has eateries to suit all tastes and pockets. Better still come and make a night of it; find the perfect place to stay now!

Shopping in Colchester
Shopping in Colchester

Festive Things To Do

Castle Park in Winter
Castle Park in Winter

There's lots more to Colchester than a great shopping experience; Colchester Castle Museum and our contemporary visual arts centre, Firstsite are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do and see. Even Santa's stopping off - visit him (and his reindeers) at Colchester Zoo or hop on the train for a Steam with Santa at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Whether you live in Colchester or are just visiting there are some cracking events taking place throughout the festive season. From traditional panto courtesy of the Mercury Theatre, to carol concerts, a Christmas Market in the High Street and a Santa Fun Run. Colchester is bound to have something to keep you entertained this Christmas. And if you're more Bah Humbug than Ho, Ho, Ho don't despair, escape into a tinsel free zone with alternative comedy at Colchester Arts Centre or catch a live band at one of our pubs and clubs.

Browse through our "What's On" guide to find up-to-date information on festive events happening in Colchester. You can also view and download the {Colchester Presents} Christmas in Colchester programme for more event details.

Getting Here

We have excellent train and bus links into the town centre, but if you're coming by car we have some great parking offers available to help you make the most of your time and your money.
 
So come and celebrate with us this year in Colchester - More Than Britain's Oldest Recorded Town.
Public Transport in Colchester
Transport in Colchester