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Today to Mon 7 Jan 2019, closest first.    

More details - A Christmas Carol: In Concert
Green Matthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since.
Moot Hall Colchester Town Hall High Street Colchester
Tue 11 Dec

More details - An Enchanted Christmas Celebration
Join The Frost Queen and her sister The Snowflake Princess at Colchester’s magnificent Town Hall! Celebrate the Christmas season with a magical afternoon tea! Sing along to some of your favourite festive songs, share a warm hug with the sisters and hear about traditions from other kingdoms.
High Street
Sun 16 Dec

More details - Colchester Presents Christmas
Enjoy a day of festive fun and live performances across Colchester town centre ahead of the Big Christmas Lights Switch-On.
152 High St, Colchester
Wed 12 Dec, Wed 19 Dec

More details - Santa is coming to Fenwick
Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to bring his festive grotto to Fenwick Colchester this December. In the run-up to Christmas, children will be able to meet Santa and receive a special Christmas present from the man himself. They will also be able to grab an ‘elfie’ with him and his team of elves.
152 High St, Colchester
Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Tue 18 Dec to Mon 24 Dec

More details - New Years Eve Glitter Ball at Slug & Lettuce Colchester
Say goodbye to 2018 and a massive welcome to 2019 in style at Slug & Lettuce Colchester this NYE! We’re hosting the ultimate GLITTER PARTY, so get ready to shimmy, sparkle and shine as you dance the night away for the final party of 2018...
Slug & Lettuce Colchester 111 High Street, Colchester, Essex
Mon 31 Dec

More details - Christmas Tree Festival
Approx. 50 Christmas Trees decorated by church groups and outside organisations are displayed in the church and small chapel. On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December there is an Art Exhibition by local artists in the church hall.
Lion Walk United Reformed Church, Colchester
Today to Sat 15 Dec

More details - The Bagman's Uncle and The Bagman's Uncle's Friend  by 	Charles Dicken
Robert MacCall performs his adaptation of two hilarious and exuberant tales from ’The Pickwick Papers’. Set in the ebullient pre-Victorian era, these are the rambunctious adventures of the Bagman’s Uncle and his friend.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Today

More details - Happy Holidays!
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood. Performed by the ever popular Mad Hatter Productions!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 14 Dec and Sat 15 Dec

More details - Fourtissimo: 30 years on
The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 16 Dec

More details - Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. BOOK NOW!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Mon 17 Dec to Wed 19 Dec

More details - The Scarlet Pipistrelle  by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Crème-Brûlée is to be guillotined on the morrow.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 20 Dec to Sat 22 Dec

More details - Hits from the Blitz
The unique "feel-good" 1940’s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights, with original Dad’s Army cast!
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Thu 3 Jan 19

More details - IDC Does Christmas
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester’s most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Fri 4 Jan 19 and Sat 5 Jan 2019

More details - ABF The Soldiers' Charity Christmas Concert 2018
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s Essex Committee is proud to present their annual Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester. With a variety of music provided by The Band of The Parachute Regiment, including some Christmas favourites, it is an evening not to be missed!
St Botolph’s Church, Colchester
Thu 13 Dec

More details - flyingleaps: Art on the Streets
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to announce a group exhibition featuring posters by eight artists: Magda Archer, Dolores De Sade, Jeremy Deller, Dr. D, Heath Kane, kennardphillips, Oddly Head, Simon Roberts and Mark Titchner.
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Today to Sun 6 Jan 2019

More details - Gillian Wearing: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere – The Making of the Millicent Fawcett Statue for Parliament Square
Firstsite is delighted to present Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently-unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Today to Wed 6 Feb 2019

More details - Half Price Fitness Pool Swimming
From 19 -31 December a family swim in our Fitness Pool is swimming is ONLY £2.30 adults, £1.60 junior & concession - that’s half price! Swimming is a good all-round activity that is great for the body and mind and whatever your age or ability.
Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester
Wed 19 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Thu 27 Dec to Mon 31 Dec

More details - Half Price Leisure Pool Family Swim
From 19 -31 December a family swim in our Leisure Pool is ONLY £13 - that’s half price! Come and play as a family.
Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester
Wed 19 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Thu 27 Dec to Mon 31 Dec

More details - Breakfast with Santa and Kendrick!
Treat your little ones to a merry, magical morning they’re sure to remember with a visit to Jump Street for Breakfast with Santa!  Santa will be taking time out of his ever-busy schedule to join us for a jolly breakfast and photos with the children from 8.30am-9am at our Colchester park.
Jump Street Colchester
Mon 17 Dec, Wed 19 Dec, Fri 21 Dec, Mon 24 Dec, Fri 28 Dec

More details - Christmas Card Making with Santa and Kendrick
Tis the season to get creative and crafty with Christmas Card making at Jump Street Colchester!  Join us on Tuesday 18th December from 9am–11am for Siblings Session and to create some festive masterpieces to give your Christmas messages the personal touch this year.
Jump Street Colchester
Tue 18 Dec

More details - Christmas Arts & Crafts and Cookie Decorating with Santa and Kendrick
Nothing says Christmas quite like bright colours and sweet treats – and at Jump Street Colchester, we’ve got both covered, with a morning of colouring, arts & crafts and cookie decorating from 9am–12pm!
Jump Street Colchester
Thu 20 Dec, Thu 27 Dec

More details - Santa’s Grotto
Santa himself has teamed up with Kendrick to bring your family a weekend of pure festive joy at Jump Street this Christmas… Join us at our Colchester park on Saturday 22nd–Monday 24th December and delight your youngsters with an exhilarating Siblings Session at 10am, followed by a visit to our Christmas Grotto
Jump Street Colchester
Sat 22 Dec to Mon 24 Dec

More details - Carol Concert
A carol concert in Colchester, arranged by the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, will be held on Friday 14th December at 7pm at The Chapel, 89 Wimpole Road, CO1 2DB. The concert will be led by Father Richard Tillbrook and will feature the Colchester Military Wives Choir.
The Chapel, 89 Wimpole Road
Fri 14 Dec

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Christmas Social and Members’ Displays. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Room 6, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 14 Dec

More details - Silversprings Christmas Fete
You are invited to Silversprings Christmas Fete! We will have entertainment, festive foods and drink, raffle, tombola and lots of stalls for you to purchase some extra special treats! More details to follow!
Silversprings Tenpenny Hill Thorrington
Sat 15 Dec

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