Christmas in Milton Keynes
Take a look at all the Christmas activities taking place across Milton Keynes this festive season. You can visit Father Christmas, watch pantomime and Christmas shows, enjoy nights out and much more…and we’re adding to this page all the time, so check back regularly.
Visit Santa Claus at centre:mk – 12 Nov to 24 Dec
Santa has asked Peter Rabbit and his woodland friends to help him prepare for the big day. Visit Santa’s Grotto and step into the wonderful World of Peter Rabbit along the way. Experience an incredibly exciting, immersive, theatrical Christmas adventure, brought to life by actors playing the part of Peter Rabbit and his woodland friends.
Each family will spend 25 to 30 minutes enjoying the experience, which includes a decorated Christmas Elf biscuit and a lovely quality gift from Santa in the ticket price for each child. MORE INFORMATION
Jack and the Beanstalk at Milton Keynes Theatre – 11 Dec to 8 Jan
Starring Britain’s Got Talent winners and street dance sensations Ashley Banjo & Diversity, Jack and the Beanstalk will be a GIANT adventure for all the family! Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this giant of a pantomime. Tickets on sale now. MORE INFORMATION
Christmas season at Midsummer Place
Enjoy seasonal offers, carol singers, decorations, markets and more at the Midsummer Place shopping centre this Christmas.
As the Christmas we’ve all been waiting for gets closer, the magic of the festive season returns to Midsummer Place starting with a Christmas Market which opens on Friday 12 November. On 13th November, the North Pole opens up its free postal service, so little ones can write to Santa and let him know what’s on their wish list. Pop them in the post box opposite LEGO by Wednesday 15 December, so there’s time to get a reply from the main man himself!
You can also enjoy carol signers as the festive season gets nearer. Plus late night shopping hours will start on 16th December. For more information CLICK HERE
Father Christmas at Bletchley Park – various dates in Nov & Dec
To celebrate the festive season at Bletchley Park, they are welcoming children and their families to visit their unique Vintage Christmas Grotto to meet Father Christmas (pictured above)! Children will have a magical meeting with Father Christmas in the beautifully decorated Mansion, where they’ll receive a lovely Christmas gift to take home. MORE INFORMATION
Christmas at Stadium MK – various dates
Home to the DoubleTree by Hilton, Marshall Arena, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and Milton Keynes Dons – memorable festive memories can be made st Stadium MK. From private parties and Christmas Day lunches to New Year’s Eve dinners and festive hospitality packages – you can have it all. MORE INFORMATION
Celebrate Christmas at The Hub
If you’re looking for somewhere to hold a Christmas party, have a festive meal with colleagues or maybe a Christmas Day lunch with family – look no further than The Hub in Central Milton Keynes. Their range of restaurants and bars has got you covered including The Blossom Room, Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar, Turtle Bay, Brasserie Blanc, Slug & Lettuce, Banana Tree and many more. MORE INFORMATION
Plus on Friday 10th December 6.30-7.30pm join The Hub to celebrate the festive season and sing along to much loved Christmas carols with Milton Keynes’ very own Community Choir. The 40 strong choir will be raising money for The Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service which covers Milton Keynes.
Carols at the Cathedral – 12 Dec
Join The Parks Trust at the Milton Keynes Tree Cathedral on Sunday 12th December 2021. This FREE festive event will start at 3.30pm with a procession from the Peace Pagoda car park, following a lantern lit trail led by Parks Trust elves, you’ll make your way along the redways where students from Arts1 Performing Arts School will treat you to short festive performances before you make your way to the main event at the Tree Cathedral.
Beautifully lit and bursting with Christmas spirit the open-air carolling service will be held between 3:45pm and 5:30pm and will include two performances from the Milton Keynes Brass Band and Arts1 Performing Arts School with plenty of opportunities for you to also sing along. This event is suitable for all ages.
Christmas at Gulliver’s Land – various dates
Escape to Gulliver’s Land at Christmas time for a festive family adventure. Look out for Elfie mischief, fairy fun and snowy surprises.Selected festive rides and attractions open for all the family, you can explore the magical Winter Wonderland and all children choose their own gift from the Elf Workshop. Various ticket packages are available.
The Princess and The Pea at The Stables – 21 Dec to 2 Jan
Set in the Museum of Forgotten Things, three musical curators, tell the amazing tale of the museums artefacts including the mystery of a little green pea and how it got there. This one hour of fun is packed with humour and memorable songs, including a romp through every type of princess you can imagine, with hilarious costumes to match. Tickets on sale now.
Father Christmas at Milton Keynes Museum – various dates in Dec
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this December the most famous VIP of all is ready to set up his grotto at Milton Keynes Museum again. The man in the red suit will be at the Museum for the first three weekends in December. Tickets must be booked in advance. MORE INFORMATION
Gulliver’s Land New Year’s Eve Celebrations – 31 Dec
Get ready for the party of the year – Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes is inviting fun-loving families to bid farewell to 2021 at a unique New Year’s Eve celebration. The special event will be bigger than ever this year, featuring fun-filled activities for all the family. MORE INFORMATION
Christmas at MK Gallery
This festive season why not make a visit to MK Gallery top of your list. They will be showing The Nutcracker Live from both The Royal Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet in their Sky Room Cinema. And they’re also showing the CBebbies Christmas Show – one week before it shows on TV. Plus their current exhibition Laura Knight: A Panoramic View is on until 20th February.
Safari MK – Christmas Party – 19 Dec
This year the amazing Christmas Party at Safari MK is back including; fantastic fun on their 3 tier play frame, Christmas party games, a kids meal for the little ones, face painting, disco and a visit from Santa including presents.
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Festive racing fun at Simply Race
Are you struggling with your secret Santa, or trying to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything? Then why not give them the gift of racing? Simply Race is offering 20% off our eVouchers right up until Christmas Eve
Plus they’re offering discounted race events throughout winter on Mondays/Fridays. On Mondays they’ll be running their Nurburgring at 10% off for £20.25pp and on Friday Nights Get Unlimited – 10% off £23.85pp.
Christmas at Banana Tree
Christmas at Banana Tree has arrived! Their 3-course menu at just £27.50 pp includes a starter sharing platter (with vegan option) plus a choice of mains and desserts. Min 4 people. Get the festive season started! View the menu and book.