Christmas in Chelmsford

Christmas in Chelmsford is a really special time. With such a huge variety of shops catering for every need. Find that special gift at Bond Street or see what the sparkley highstreet has to offer, maybe even a treat for yourself as you shop. Be sure to find all things Christmas here at Visit Chelmsford.

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Have a wonderful Christmas time

The Visit Chelmsford Team


Civic Theatre Pantomime- Cinderella

Chelmsford PantoCinderella, the fairy godmother of all pantomimes, shall be at the Civic Theatre from Friday 30 November 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019.

Cinderella has just lost her beloved father and has been put in the care of her stepmother who has two daughters of her own. To pay her way Cinderella is made to live below stairs and do all the cleaning, mending and cooking for her lazy step family! Will Cinderella be rescued by her prince and live happily ever after?

Oh yes she will!

Meet the wicked and elaborately dressed Ugly Sisters, Buttons, the Fairy Godmother, the dashing and handsome Prince Charming and of course, beautiful Cinderella herself. There will also be a special appearance from two Shetland ponies who will be taking Cinderella to the ball in her sparkling coach!

In association with the Chelmsford Civic Theatre, One From The Heart brings another action-packed family show to Chelmsford, featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sparkling storybook sets, energetic song and dance routines, beautiful costumes, plenty of audience participation and the most important ingredient of all – a generous helping of pantomime magic!

Mayor of Chelmsford Civic Carol Service

Chelmsford CathedralThe Mayor of Chelmsford is inviting local residents to join her at the City's first Civic Carol Service. This will be held in the Cathedral at 6.45 on 14 December and will feature the Salvation Army Band, the Chelmsford Singers, the Writtle Singers and Margaretting School. There will be star contributions from Ruthie Henshall and Jess, previous winner of The Voice - Kids Version. Mayor Yvonne Spence says: "I know Christmas is busy for us all, but carols are a great way of bringing together people from every different background. I'm looking forward to a really festive service that celebrates the good things in life, and I'm hugely grateful to all those who are contributing to make it special".

The service is expected to last approximately 75 minutes; mulled wine and minced pies will be served afterwards. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Mayor's Charities - Kids Inspire and the Dementia Project at Broomfield Hospital.

Hylands House Open Day and Xmas Farmer Market

Hylands Frost FairHylands House opens its doors FREE OF CHARGE to reveal the secrets of its history. This month, we will have a Christmas-y twist with carols, played by the Grays Town Band, providing the perfect music for you while you enjoy free guided tours of Hylands House led by our knowledgeable team or alternatively, walk around at your own leisure.

Grab yourself a mulled wine from our special Hylands Christmas Farmers’ & Crafts Market while you enjoy free guided tours at 1100 & 1400, or have a browse at our exhibition displayed in the library. Last entry into Hylands House at 3pm.

Our special Hylands Christmas Farmers’ & Crafts Market will have many stalls for you to browse and purchase unique Christmas gifts for all the family.


Chelmsford Christmas Shopping

Bond StreetCheck out our selection of store opening hours for this Christmas here
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