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An illustration of the Castle turning into a Roman soldier

Roman history exhibition at Colchester Castle Museum

Aladdin rides his magic carpet in the distance, behind a magic lamp

Pantomime returns to Colchester in 2021 with another spectacular production from the Mercury…

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

TV funnyman Jimmy Carr brings his new show to Colchester's Charter Hall

Christmas Concert performed by the British Army Band

Annual Concert by the British Army Band at St Botolph's Church

Visit Father Christmas at Colchester Castle

Santa comes to Colchester Castle!

Colchester's Town Hall

Join your costumed guide to discover the many ways in which the townsfolk of Georgian and Victorian…

Saturday 4th December - Christmas Market - 10am-4pm - Made In Colchester

Locally Made Christmas Gifts & Goodies

Mersea Lights Up Flyer

Christmas fun day across Mersea Island

Lucy Porter

TV favourite Lucy Porter returns to Colchester Arts Centre with another fantastic stand-up show.

Life size Thomas  at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Join Thomas and friends at the East Anglian Railway Museum for a perfect family day out

Jess Robinson in front of a Christmas Tree

Comedy at the Mercury Theatre

A christmassy coasting of snow and snowfall superimposed on an image of Colchester Casle

FREE Open Evening at Colchester Castle!

Christmas Lights in Red Lion Yard

Late night shopping returns to Colchester Town Centre for Christmas 2021

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Join the Jolly Christmas Postman on his final delivery of the year as he visits well-loved…

Firstsite, the back of the Minories Folly and the mosaic benches in the snow

Grab your skates and enjoy Firstsite's pop-up skating rink and festive fun activities.

Benton End

Art Exhibition at Firstsite, the Art Fund Museum of the Year.

A Very Merry Christmas Concert

The annual FREE Christmas concert at the Mercury returns

Colchester United Stadium

League Two Football at the Jobserve Community Stadium - home of Colchester United.

Darth Vader's Galactic Grotto 18th December 2021

Darth Vader has felt your presents, and will now listen to your Christmas wishes.

xmas xtravaganza - Saturday 18th December

A full Christmas production from the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race at Charter Hall

The Snow Lion and Snow Queen stand in front of the Castle

Family Christmas experiences in Colchester Castle

A puppet of the shoemaker

Theatre of Widdershins return to Colchester Arts Centre with a magical Christmas show for all the…

Two children dressed as elves listen to a story read by Santa

Christmas Storytime at Colchester Castle

An illustration of the Old Library

An East Anglian Ghost Story in the Mercury Theatre

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