Stratford-upon-Avon at Christmas

7 Super Fun Things to Do in Stratford-upon-Avon at Christmas

7 Super Fun Things to Do in Stratford-upon-Avon at Christmas

It is not a surprise for a town of marvelous occasions to be swarmed with many quaint events in the most joyous time of the year. Christmas is the time to bring magic back to our lives. What could be more magical than the experience of shopping in a Victorian market or solving a Harry Potter mystery? Get ready to embark on an unforgettable Christmas journey in the heart of William Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market

6 December- 8 December

Walk through the Victorian times and enjoy the mixture of delectable food and drinks. Moreover, you can enjoy all the other Christmas products provided by the friendly stallholders all dressed up in Victorian costumes. The Christmas market will be held on the town’s four most important streets: Bridge Street, Henley Street, High Street and Meer Street. There will be performances on Henley Street and a traditional funfair at the bottom of Wood Street. In addition, several extra special entertaining activities make the 150-stall market the setting of the largest leisure center in the town. Don’t miss the chance to enrich your Christmas experience with the enchanting old-fashioned vibes of this award-winning event.

Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market

Spend a Couple of Magical Hours in the Magic Alley

Hogwarts was the place Harry potter could truly call home. He could stay at the wondrous building of Hogwarts and have a whale of time each Christmas. Therefore, for him, Christmas was the most pleasant time of the year. That is why the Magic Alley is well worth a visit for those who feel like home in a venue with a witchcraft and wizardry theme. The narrow stairways, sound effects, distinctive lighting and the puzzles waiting for you to be solved all give you a sense of a Harry-Potter-themed Christmas.

Magic Alley in Stratford-upon-Avon

Christmas at Shakespeare’s Family Homes

There are always many Shakespearean events in Stratford-upon-Avon as it was his hometown and his most favorite place of all. Christmas is all about family and love. Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the merriest time of year with your beloved ones in the houses where he used to devote his time to his. From his birthplace to the house where he spent the last years of his precious life, all the Shakespeare-related locales are the host of several Christmassy events this year.

Christmas at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Bonds Lifestyle

A unique lifestyle destination and an ever growing business, Bonds Lifestyle does not only offer you one-of-a-kind antiques, but also a cosy café in its heart to enliven your soul with its delicate homemade food. Shopping, eating out and Christmas go hand in hand, and there’s no place to provide you with all of these better than Bonds Lifestyle.

Bonds Lifestyle

Stratford Butterfly Farm

To escape all the shivering and freezing, join the warm and toasty butterfly farm and enjoy their spectacular offers and events going on for Christmas. In the pleasant tropical atmosphere of the farm, the ingredients for an exceptional Christmas entertain all family members. Don’t forget to visit the nature-inspired gift shop if you wish to buy your friends or family members a gift. With its many gift ideas, no one leaves the shop empty-handed!

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Christmas Shakespeare Pub Quiz

14 December

Don’t be afraid by the name! Questions won’t all be about Shakespeare. Will’s Kitchen on Henley Street is the locale you should be visiting to brush up on your competition skills. Tickets prices vary from £5 to £15 depending on the number of members in each team. Spaces are limited, so book your place ASAP

Christmas Shakespeare Pub Quiz

The Festival of Lost and Found

Join the greatest show that never happened!

Don’t trust your eyes and ears in the Festival of Lost and Found in the gardens of Shakespeare’s last home.

The congenial show people will invite you to drinks in the middle of the teasing smells, sights and sounds of their alluring musical midwinter camp. However, in the rainy evening, the unfortunate cast, determined to present their greatest show, encounters a huge obstacle. The delay of their star performer and having to deal with a stolen poem turns their greatest show ever happened to the one that actually never happened. To solve the mystery, engage with them and piece together the clues. With your assistance, they will be able to bring to life the greatest show that never happened!

The Festival of Lost and Found


Worried about your accommodation? You can stay in our Stratford Central Apartments only footsteps away from the town’s monumental landmark, Shakespeare’s Birthplace. This quality serviced accommodation is surrounded by easily accessible bus stops and train stations, so don’t worry about your transportation! These self-catering apartments come complete with all you need for a perfect holiday including free high-speed Wi-Fi, up-to-the-minute furniture, and free on-site parking, just to name a few. Ranging from a deluxe studio to one and two bedroom apartments, these comfortable serviced apartments accommodate up to six people.

Book direct with us at Peymans before it’s too late! With our streamlined booking process you can comfortably enjoy your Christmas vacation.

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