Tis the season to celebrate and West Berkshire has plenty to offer for 2022!

Are you looking for some Christmas events near you?

It seems events are appearing earlier than ever this year! Don’t miss out and book early!

Many events do get booked up very early in the year – especially watch out for the Charles Dickens talk and wreath making workshops.

Christmas is a magical time of the year, and our local venues make sure there is something special for you. West Berkshire Villagers has all the latest stories on Christmas from pantomimes, making your own wreath, to talks and everything in-between. 

Christmas Crafts 2022
Christmas Festive Figures in Clay 2022
Fawlty Towers Murder Mystery Christmas Dinner Party
The Watermill Christmas Fair 2022
Getting Ready for Christmas 2022
Neverland Illuminova
Christmas at Blenheim Palace 2022
Charles Dickens Evening 2022
Christmas at Highclere 2022
Highclere Christmas 2022
Christmas Wreath Making 2022
Christmas at Fawlty Towers
Crafty Kids at Christmas 2022
Festive Macrame: Snowflakes
Make Your Own Christmas Baubles
Christmas Wreath Making 2022
Christmas Wreath Making 2022
Christmas Wreath Making 2022
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rtisa – Christmas Market (FREE ENTRY) As part of their series of events celebrating creativity and resilience they are delighted to bring you an exclusive set of festive events to welcome in the Christmas period.
Festival of Light 2022
Santa Saves Christmas 2022
A Wild Christmas at Beale Park 2022
Make and Bake Christmas Jumper Jewellery
Children's Christmas Print Making
Christmas Robins 2022
Festival of Light 2022
Tenors Un limited 2022
Cheese for Christmas
Jack and The Beanstalk 2022

Christmas Events in West Berkshire 2022 -Traditions

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon.

Don’t forget the traditional Christmas traditions from the countdown, or perhaps like in Italy and the  Feast of the Seven Fishes, Christmas tree memento ornaments, the family photo,  making and sending Christmas cards.

Sinterklaas, also known as Saint Nicholas Day, is celebrated on December 5, when “Sint” traditionally leaves a small gift, sweet or poem in the shoes of Dutch children. 

No doubt, come December your feeds are filled with elves that get up to mischief in the night. The Elf on a Shelf is a very new Christmas ‘tradition’. The Elf first made its appearance in the book “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition” in 2005.

 Here are two rules with the elf: You can’t touch the elf or it will lose its magic and that the elf moves when children are asleep.

If there’s a pickle among your snowman, angel and reindeer ornaments, you’re likely taking part in the American tradition of hiding the green ornament on the tree, so that the first child to find it wins a gift, or gets to open the first present Christmas morning.

The rich fruit cake that is often associated with Christmas were originally Twelfth Cakes (which were eaten at the parties on Twelfth Night ending the 12 Days of Christmas on 5th January). These started as enriched fruit cakes, more like Italian Pantone Christmas Cakes.

Here’s hoping for a very special Christmas this year.

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