Santa hats at the ready

1st December 2014

Get into the Christmas spirit with these fine festive fayres near you

It’s hard to miss the ever-growing amounts of glitter appearing on our High Streets. Yes Christmas is upon us once again and we hope you’re going to join in our festive celebrations being held across our accommodation sites

Whether you’re staying in your Collegiate student home or traveling to be with your family and friends, the festive period should be embraced. To get you into the Christmas mood, we’ve found some great activities happening in each of our Collegiate student cities

So get out your Santa hats, put tinsel in your hair and go and have some fantastic seasonal fun!

Birmingham

Christmas Market - The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair, open until the 22 December 

Carol Singing - Christmas Carol Singalong – Birmingham, 22 December 2014, BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall, Birmingham Tickets from £12.50  

the Monday Showcase: Christmas Carol Concert, 15 December 1.00pm, admission Free 

Winter Wonderland - Ice skating open until Sunday 4th January 15.  Students £6.50 for pre booked tickets and £7 on the door

Bristol

Christmas Markets – Bristol German Christmas Market, open until 22 December

The Harbourside Christmas Market, open 6/7 December 13/14 December and 20/21 December 

Carol Singing – The Big Sing - A Christmas Concert, 29 December 18.30 – 22.00 

Ice Skating – Clifton on Ice, open until 01 January 2015 

Winter Ice Rink at At-Bristol is open until 7 January 2015 

Winter Wonderland – Winter Wonderland at The Mall Cribbs Causeway, open until 11 January 2015 

Cardiff

Christmas Market – Cardiff Christmas Market, open until Tuesday 23 December. 

Christmas in Cardiff Bay, open from the Friday 6 – Sunday 8 December 

Carol Singing – The Castle After Dark, 10 & 11 December 6.00pm Tickets £17.50 

Winter Wonderland – Cardiff’s WalesOnline Winter Wonderland open until 5 January 2015 

Edinburgh

Christmas Market – European Christmas Market, open until 4 January 2015

The Scottish Market is open until 4 January 2015 

Ice Skating – Princess Street Gardens Ice Rink, open until 4 January 2015 

St Andrew Square Ice Rink is open until 4 January 2015

Exeter

Christmas Market – Exeter Christmas Market, open until Saturday 20 December 

Leeds

Christmas Market – German Christmas Market, open from the 8 until 18 December

Carol Singing – Carol Singing at Kirkstall Abbey, Saturday 19 December 2.00pm

Leeds Minster Christmas Carol Concert, Monday 15 December 6.00pm

Winter Wonderland – Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure, open until 6 January 

Liverpool

Christmas Market – Christmas Market open until 19 December 

Carol Singing – Project Noel – Festival of 9 lessons and Carol Service, 29 November 13.30

Ice Skating – Liverpool One, open until 4 January 2015

London

Christmas Market – Christmas Market at Tate Modern, open until Wednesday 24 December 

Barbican Christmas Market, open from Friday 12 December until Monday 22 December 

Carol Singing – There are numerous Carol Concerts throughout London, some of the major ones are listed here 

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, open until 4 January 2015 

Ice Skating – Winterville 2014 from 2 December until 31 December 

Natural History Museum open until 4 January 

Plymouth

Christmas Market – Christmas Market, open until 14 December

Carol Singing – Carol Service at the Donkey Sanctuary, 3 December 6.30pm

Winter Wonderland – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Southampton

Christmas Market – Southampton Christmas Market open until 28 December

Winter Wonderland – The Woolston Christmas Festival, 6 December 5.00pm 

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