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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…

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.

Visit Father Christmas at Colchester Castle

Santa comes to Colchester Castle!

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

Christmas Lights in Red Lion Yard

Late night shopping returns to Colchester Town Centre for Christmas 2021

A Very Merry Christmas Concert

The annual FREE Christmas concert at the Mercury returns

Two men and woman - wearing a red scarf - hold hymn books and sing as if in a choir.

After Hours Christmas fun at the Mercury Theatre

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

Stephen K Amos

Immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter with Stephen K Amos at Colchester Arts…

A photo of Katherine Ryan

Stand Up Comedy at Charter Hall

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A new musical based on the classic tale, at the Mercury Theatre

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’…

John Bishop World Tour 2021/22
Right Here Right Now

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Colchester Charter Hall with his highly anticipated…

The Ballad of Maria Marten

A thrilling retelling of Suffolk’s real-life murder mystery, at the Mercury Theatre

The UK's number 1 Gin festival / A bottle of Raspberry and Mango Gin

The Gin To My Tonic Festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond.

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