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Christmas is coming! Halcyon’s Top Festive Activities 2017

From Christmas Markets to Ice Skating, Halcyon take a look at some of the best festive activities in and around Surrey.
It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, coffee shops have unveiled this year’s festive cups, shop windows are adorned with fairy lights and baubles, and whispers are circulating the office about Secret Santa!

Christmas is a time to celebrate company achievements and offers a great opportunity for team bonding. It is also a period to spend valuable downtime with loved ones. So, whether you are planning your office Christmas team event or looking for some special time away from work, Halcyon have put together some of the best festive activities in and around Surrey this year.

1. Open-Air Ice Skating

  • Hampton Court Palace: 24th Nov – 7th Jan hamptoncourtpalaceicerink
  • Camberley: 9 Dec – 5th Jan christmasincamberley
  • Reigate: 30th Nov - 3rd Jan reigateonice
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    2. Christmas Markets & Lights

  • Christmas at Denbies: 1st-16th Dec
    Various festive activities and party nights, including ‘Shopfest’ on 3rd Dec and Late Night Shopping Fair on Mon 10th Dec. denbieschristmasevents

  • Reigate Christmas Fayre: Saturday 2nd Dec 12-5pm
    With Santa Landing; open air market stalls; Street Eats; opening of Reigate on Ice & Fair; live local music; fireworks display.

  • Christmas at Kew Gardens: 22 Nov - 1st Jan
    Explore the beautiful gardens lit by thousands of Christmas lights. Traditional fair, food stalls & Santa’s Grotto. christmasatkew

  • Southbank Centre Winter Markets: 10 Nov - 4 Jan
    Unique gifts and delicious street food against a spectacular London backdrop. southbankwinterfestival

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 17th Nov – 1st Jan
    Hyde Park is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with fairground rides, food stalls and lots more. hydeparkwinterwonderland
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    3. Shows & Entertainment

  • Dorking Halls Festive Film Weekend: 8th – 10th Dec
    Screening festive favourites across the weekend filmweekend

  • Aladdin on Ice at Guildford Spectrum: 15th – 17th Dec
    Arabian adventures with a Bollywood twist! The annual ice-pantomime. aladdinonice

  • Cirque Du Soleil: January
    The spectacular Cirque Du Soleil are back in London this January with their brand new show ‘OVO’ at the Royal Albert Hall. cirquedusoleil
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    4. Christmas Fitness

  • The Mince Pi Run – Shalford Park, Guildford: 17th Dec
    Runners can choose to run a single scenic lap of 3.14 miles, suitable for beginners, or ten full laps for a 31.4 mile marathon around Shalford Park. Finishers get a mince pie medal! mincepierunshalfordpark

  • The twelve walks of Christmas around Box Hill:
    Box Hill and it's neighbouring sites are great places to explore this festive season. 12walksofchristmasboxhill

  • Denbies 5K Santa Run: 10th Dec
    Hundreds of runners dressed as Santa around the beautiful, traffic-free course against a backdrop of festive music. 5ksantarun
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    5. Looking for something different?

  • Coca Cola Truck stop off in London: 9th & 10th December
    The world-famous Coca Cola Truck visits London! cocacolatruckstop

  • The Making of Harry Potter – ‘Hogwarts in the Snow’: until 28th Jan
    Slightly further afield and especially for Harry Potter fans, both young and old! Experience Harry Potter’s World at Christmas complete with a festive Great Hall and snow-covered Hogwarts. themakingofharrypotter
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