Posted on 12th November, 2018

Plan your winter getaway in Windsor

From fantastic Christmas lights and markets to ice skating and advent calendars, Windsor is a Christmas wonderland. Make the most of Windsor’s merry festivities and add some magic to your visit this Winter. You’ll discover many ways to celebrate Christmas in Windsor, but we have narrowed down the search for you and given you a guide on how to plan your winter in Windsor.

Eton Christmas Lights Switch on and Parade

On Thursday 15th November from 5.30pm, Jubilee Square will be lit up in all its glory with dazzling Christmas lights. The event will start with a Community Carol service at Eton College Chapel at 6pm, followed by a parade through Eton High Street towards Jubilee Square where the lights will be switched on at 7pm. There will be many community stalls offering Christmas food and games, live music, Santa’s grotto for the kids with a real reindeer. Remember to visit us at Sir Christopher Wren where we are giving our free mulled wine and mince pies to make sure you’re in the full spirit of Christmas.

Windsor on Ice

Enjoy ice skating in Windsor this Christmas at Windsor on Ice. Windsor on Ice’s rink is located in Alexandra Gardens by the beautiful River Thames and in the shadow of Windsor Castle. Windsor on Ice is a great value day out for all the family and all levels of skaters are welcome. The main ice skating rink is fully covered and there’s a smaller open air rink too. If ice skating is not for you but you have kids whom will enjoy every minute, then you can sit in the warm viewing area, filled with festive food and attractions, while you watch your little ones skate. Tickets start from £10.50 per child and £12.50 per adult.

Christmas Grotto

There is nothing more magical than watching your child see and chat to Santa in a beautifully cosy grotto. This year, Santa is stopping by Daniel shopping centre. Pop in and say hello to Santa from 10.30am – 4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday from 17 November – plus everyday leading up to Christmas. Entry is £7 and includes a gift from Santa.

Christmas Shopping Night at Wren’s Club

If you love all things beauty, make sure you prepare to pamper yourself for Christmas the right way and head to Wren’s Club between 5:30pm and 8:30pm for their Christmas Shopping Night. The night includes exclusive offers on all products, facials from only £5, complimentary Prosecco and mince pies, raffle with amazing prizes and more!

Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar

Now in its sixth successive season, this family favourite has become a must for locals in the town centre. Based on an original idea from Stockholm, The Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar is a collaborative project run with Windsor, Eton and Ascot Town Partnership and 24 local businesses to provide live entertainment every evening from 1st to 24th December 2018. Like an advent calendar, a different window or door is opened every evening at 6:15pm promptly and a 15-minute performance is given to the audience assembled outside each participating business. Every performance is kept secret until the day of the event, and some may include audience participation.  Head to Sir Christopher Wren Hotel on 15th December to see what we have in store for you!

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa

Famous for our Afternoon Tea, we welcome you to warm up this season with free flowing fresh filter coffee or our selection of teas from Darvilles of Windsor. We have a selection of Afternoon Tea from Mulled Wine Afternoon Tea to Prosecco Afternoon Tea. Our traditional Afternoon Tea includes three warm homemade scones: Plain, quince apple flavoured and mixed dried fruit. Flavoured jam and Cornish clotted cream, selection of cakes and freshly made finger sandwiches. We also have vegetarian and gluten free alternatives available. Prices start from £24.40 per person. To book a table, please call us on 01753 202 825 or email us at [email protected].

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