Here’s some Christmas inspiration for in and around Painshill this coming December!

Father Christmas Grotto at Painshill

Come and visit Father Christmas in the crystal Grotto at Painshill from 3rd – 24th December for a truly magical experience. Visitors will enter the Christmas Wishing Tent where children will receive an activity pack and refreshments can be purchased. Santa’s elves will then guide you into the crystal Grotto to meet Father Christmas.

See here for tickets.

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Dorking Christmas Light Switch on 2016

On Friday 18th November, come and join the Dorking Town mascot and the cast of Dorking Halls Panto, Dick Whittington, St Martin’s Walk for fun and entertainment, singing and dancing. Plus the exciting Dorking Christmas Light Switch-on count-down. The lights will be switched on around 5:15pm by The Chairman of Mole Valley District Council.

For more details click here.

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Cobham Extravaganza

The Cobham Extravaganza will take place on Friday 25th November and starts at 4pm, with the ‘Celebrity Switch on’ at 7pm. This year there will be a stage, hosting various local choir and dance performers as well, of course, as being the focal point for the celebrity to turn on the lights!

See here for more info.

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Festive Walk at Painshill

Enjoy the magic of Painshill at Christmas with the Crystal Grotto Festive Walk. The festive walk includes trees decorated with colourful lights and the amazing crystal grotto. The Painshill gift shop will also stay open late.

See here for tickets.

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Cinderella on Ice Pantomime

Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex will be transformed into a magical castle this Christmas as the popular pantomime ‘Cinderella’ takes to the ice. The show runs from 9th – 11th December and tickets are now on sale.

Click here for ticket details.

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Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

The Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink returns from 25th November to 8th January for another exciting skating season. Skaters can enjoy festive refreshments from the Frost Fayre Café, serving seasonal food and drink.

Book your tickets now by using the link here.

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Dorking Gala Night

On 1st December Dorking town centre host’s a gala night complete with entertainment and activities taking place to celebrate the countdown to Christmas. Visitors can enjoy live music, dancing and local stalls.

See here for more info.

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Meet Father Christmas at Godstone Farm

This December Father Christmas returns to Godstone Farm. Joining him and Mrs Christmas, his team of brilliant elves and a sleigh load of presents will create memories to last a life time. During your visit, help the elves magically shrink the presents for Father Christmas’s sleigh and join Mrs Christmas in her cosy cottage.

Prices start from £8.50, see here for booking info.

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Coffee Culture, Guildford

The independent coffee shop has an ornate ceiling and decorative floor-tiles, plus a terrace to enjoy your hot chocolate on. Address: Angel Gate, GU1 4AE

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Christmas Decoration Workshop

Saturday 3rd December 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm

Enjoy this festive workshop making your own table and tree decorations and front door wreath from natural materials. Combine this with hot drinks, nibbles and holiday music for the perfect start to the season. Bring a group of friends or come along on your own. Early Booking is Essential – click here.

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