Christmas in Cambridge

Cambridge Christmas SantaKnown all over the world as THE university town, Cambridge is one place that Christmas enthusiasts should visit during the holiday season.
Cambridge offers a host of activities and events with its own brand of unique charm that only an academe town can provide. Located about 50 miles northeast of London, Cambridge is easily accessible.

Christmas at the Colleges

For a one of a kind experience, visitors should attend the Festival of the Nine Lessons and Carols in the King’s College Chapel. This will be held at Christmas Eve. This being a very popular event, it is suggested that visitors be in queue by 9 am of the said day. There are no tickets issued for the festival and seats are acquired on a first come first served basis.

On Christmas Day itself, the Sung Eucharist service is held at the King’s College Chapel. Carols as sung during this service. Again, no tickets are issued but visitors are more than welcome once the college members their guests have taken their seats.

Ice skating

For many people, the Christmas season is not complete without an ice skating adventure. For the first time, Cambridge is having its very own outdoor skating rink. This is located on Parkers Piece and will be in operation from 24 November to 6 January. It will be closed on Christmas Day.

Christmas Light Switch-on

Another essential element of Christmas celebrations all over the world is the Christmas light. In Cambridge, people think no differently. They had this year’s Switch-on last 18 November in the Market Square. For those who missed this exciting event, it will still be a delight to view the lights in the Market Square.

Guided Christmas Walking Tours

One of the best ways to discover Cambridge is simply by walking around and enjoying the sights. Even better, visitors can sign up for guided walking tours this Christmas. These tours operate daily throughout December, except for Christmas Day itself.

Santa Run in Cambridge

This year, The Grafton is sponsoring the first Santa Run on 16 December. This event is actually a fund raising 2 km run with the East Anglican Children’s Hospice as the beneficiary.

Santa at the Museum

Children of all ages can find Santa on the 15th of December at the Cambridge and Country Folk Museum. With a Victorian ambiance, children will receive gifts and participate in the hunt for Santa’s boots.

4 Comments about “Christmas in Cambridge”

  1. Martha Hills Says:

    I have been searching for something to do with my two granddaughters -5&9 and this sounded great but I will will be flying in that day—-could you connect me with other sources that children that age would enjoy…I have done the ghost tour with them but they were too young and slept thru it–We have also done the Fitswilliam which was fun for them and their friends–now I’m desperate for ideas and have not found anything but your site of interesting so far…if you have any suggestions I would so appreciate them. Thanks


  2. Martha Hills Says:

    I was referring to Country Folk Musem and the hunt for Santa Boots when I said I would be flying in that day–how do I find out more about the walking tours and anything else appropriate for that age.
    Thank you


  3. Cambridge Locksmiths Says:

    Is this a yearly event? I would love to take my son to this for christmas this year, sounds like a fantastic experience.


  4. Chris Says:

    Are there any Christmas Markets in Cambridge? I always try to go to a city with a Christmas Market every December. I went to a little one in Norwich, which was lovely and I also love the one on the South Bank in London but I’d like to go somewhere different this year. I’ve never actually been to Cambridge at all, don’t know much about it at all but I’d love to go at Christmas.


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