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Are you looking for an evening out or maybe something different to do at the weekend?

Well look no further. Here you'll find a range of events taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.


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If you're looking for a Christmas Market to buy that perfect Christmas gift or stock up on some food and drink, there are a number taking place across Surrey.

 

16 November - 24 December               Christmas Market - Guildford

The Guildford Christmas Market is being held daily until Christmas Eve. There's seasonal retailers, street food and live entertainment. If that's not enough to tempt you in, why not bring your friends and family to enjoy some outdoor skating on the purpose built 'real ice' ice rink.


20 November - 22 December      Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

A little further afield and Winchester's ice rink will be surrounded by Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market which is frequently featured in the top 10 Christmas Markets nationally.

With over 100 festive chalets offering a variety of gifts there's also a food court with indulgent treats enjoy. The Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is free of charge and running daily until 22 December.


23 November - 6 January  Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace as the stunning ice rink returns for another year.

You can skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII's historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.

There are sessions daily from 23 November until 6 January - except Christmas Day.


30 November - 3 January  Christmas Market - London Bridge

Up in London, the Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames for its fourth year at London Bridge. Set against the backdrop of some of London’s most loved landmarks, London Bridge City’s Christmas by the River will be open daily from 30 November until 3 January.

With stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City skyline, Christmas by the River is the perfect setting for the market which boasts 68 stalls selling gifts, food and drink.


7-9 December   Festive Fair - Hampton Court Palace

The Festive Fair returns Hampton Court Palace this winter. The palace courtyards will be transformed into a stunning - festive - food lover’s wonderland with over 100 artisan food and drink producers and inspiring seasonal cookery demonstrations by top chefs.

The Festive Fair takes place from Friday to Sunday 7 to 9 December.


11 December     Strawberry Hill House

 

By popular demand the chamber choir Coro return for another Christmas concert in the glorious surroundings of Strawberry Hill.

Music will include Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols' as well as seasonal pieces.

Tickets include a complimentary drink and mince pie on arrival and the concert is taking place on Tuesday 11 December.


12 December     Christmas Fundraiser - Rose Theatre, Kingston

There's a magical night for all the family at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. Their annual, much-loved Christmas fundraiser is back and better than ever.

The evening will feature beautiful carols, festive jazz and dance performances from a variety of choirs, singers and dance troupes.

This event takes place on Wednesday 12 December at 7.30pm


14 December     Hampton Wick Library

There's a Christmas event on Friday 14 December at Hampton Wick Library which is the perfect way to start the festive season.

Gather at the library at 5.30pm to follow the brass band procession up to Christmas Square. After that, enjoy carol singing around the tree and sip mulled wine.


18 December     Carol Service - Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is holding a traditional service of nine lessons and carols. All are welcome to join the service and sing some beautiful songs. It takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 18 December.


21 December  Music On The Green - Esher

 

In Esher, the Christ Church's yearly 'Music on the Green' concert is considered one of the highlights in Surrey. You're invited to join in with the church's superb Walker organ for an afternoon singing your favourite carols, interspersed with readings both humorous and reflective. Mince pies and mulled wine are on offer afterwards. It takes place on Friday 21 December with the Music on the Green starting at 12.30pm and carols from 1.10pm.


It's Panto Season

Christmas may be some weeks away but it's never too early to book a seat at a pantomime. This Events Diary looks at some of the pantos taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Epsom Playhouse  14 December - 6 January  

At the Epsom Playhouse - It's Jack and the Beanstalk. The legend of Jack and the Beanstalk can be traced back through many centuries. It's a thrilling tale of adventure... magic beans... a mysterious land way up in the clouds... a hidden treasure... and the terrifying Giant!

This family friendly pantomime runs from the 14th December to the 6th January 2019


Peter Pan - The Richmond Theatre (8 December - 6 January) and Electric Theatre, Guildford (20 - 22 December)

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland this Christmas in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan.

There's a couple of performances of Peter Pan.

The Richmond Theatre stars Robert Lindsay as the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook with the comedy impressionist Jon Clegg, as Smee.  

This production runs from the 8 December to the 6 January 2019.

While at the Guildford's Electric Theatre, you can join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Follow Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, a giant crocodile, mermaids and redskins to a world where anything is possible and whee dreams and imagination have a power all of their own.

This production is being performed by a talented young cast aged 5 to 19 years old and runs from Friday to Sunday 20 to the 22 December.


Aladdin  -  Hawth Theatre, Crawley (7 December - 6 January)

That pantomime favourite, Aladdin, is being staged at Crawley's Hawth Theatre this year. Staring Dancing on Ice's Mr Nasty, Jason Gardiner as Abanazar and star of East Enders and Casualty - Shaheen Jafargholi as Aladdin - this show runs from the 7 December until 6 January.  


Snow White  - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill (7 - 31 December)

If you want huge helpings of laughter with a generous serving of traditional pantomime audience participation, mixed with stunning scenery, spectacular costumes, a dashing prince and the fairest Snow White of all then Redhill's Harlequin Theatre is the place to be. Oh and we mustn't forget the seven dwarfs.

Snow White runs from Friday 7 December to Monday 31 December at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill.


Cinderella  -  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (7 December - 6 January)

Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle stars as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre's production of Cinderella.  

With such a fabulous Fairy Godmother in charge of the panto proceedings, we’re pretty confident that luck is on Cinderella’s side and, in spite of the antics of her Ugly Sisters, she just might get to go to the ball.

Cinderella is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from the 7 December to the 6 January.


Beauty and the Beast  -  Dorking Halls (15 - 29 December)

At the Dorking Halls they are putting on Beauty and the Beast and it runs from the 15th to the 29th December  


Sleeping Beauty  -  Camberley Theatre (10 - 31 December)

Sleeping Beauty is being staged at the Camberley Theatre from the 10th to the 31 December.