A crackling fireplace, a gently sparkling drink, and no washing up… does this sound like your kind of Christmas?
If you’re entertaining this December, Coombe Abbey Hotel could be your source of Christmas cheer. From live entertainment to family traditions and fuss-free hosting, there’s reason to brave the cold for Christmas in Coventry. Plus, we’ve gathered 12 festive events in Coventry & Warwickshire to provide a little holiday magic and keep you entertained during your stay.
What’s on at Christmas in Coventry & Warwickshire?
1. Follow the enchanting Luminate trail
The magic is back! Luminate Coombe returns to bring a phenomenal festive light experience to all.
Follow this enthralling light and music trail around the Coombe Abbey Park grounds. Along the way, there are 23 interactive exhibits, including a talking tree and a marshmallow fire pit to sit around.
Luminate Coombe runs from 25th November 2023 to 2nd January 2024. Tickets must be booked in advance.
2. Become a certified elf
The Children’s Play Village in Warwickshire is a year-round winner for imaginative little ones. Kids can roam this role play town and become the vet, performer, teacher, or hair stylist their heart desires.
Come Christmas there’s even more excitement: the North Pole Elves are visiting and need new recruits! After elf games, dancing, and music in the Village, your child will gain their Elf Training Certificate.
3. Glide on the ice in Coventry
What’s more festive than ice skating?
Broadgate opens their outdoor ice rink from 25th November. Day or night, grab your friends and wrap up warm!
After your skate, you can enjoy a bite from the Festive Food Market or book a table in the surrounding restaurants.
4. Attend the Gatsby Glamour Ball
After a more glamorous affair? Dress in your best 1920s attire and head to our Marquee for a night of festive food, casino tables, and roaring tunes. Your night includes:
- A cocktail on arrival
- A set four-course meal
- Live entertainment
- Casino tables
- Tea and coffee
- An after party and silent disco
Tickets start from £69.95. Why not book a room and stay with us, too?
5. Visit a Victorian Christmas market
Stratford-upon-Avon is known for its Elizabethan charm, but visit between 7th and 10th December and you’ll find the times are changing.
Their unusual Christmas market sees stallholders in Victorian attire, as well as a traditional funfair, live entertainment, and more. Classic treats on offer – like mulled wine and chestnuts – add to this nostalgic journey through time.
6. Hear Santa’s stories and dine with him
Available on Saturdays throughout December, Father Christmas will be at St. Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry with his favourite Christmas tales. Children can curl up and listen, then take part in gingerbread decorating and Christmas crafts in the historic venue. If you’re looking for a double dose of Father Christmas, why not enjoy a festive Sunday Lunch with Santa at our historic country-house hotel too?
Book here – St Mary’s Guildhall
Book here – Festive Sunday Lunch
7. Sink into a PURE Spa weekend
Take this time to unwind or treat a loved one at Coombe Abbey with this comprehensive spa offer.
The PURE Spa & Overnight Stay Package includes:
- An overnight stay in a Crown Bedchamber
- A 3-course dinner
- A 40-minute luxury spa treatment for 2 people at the off-site PURE Spa, a short drive from Coombe Abbey Hotel
- Full English breakfast for 2
Prices begin from £299 for two. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for someone who has it all… and the perfect excuse to join them!
8. Pick up festive treats at the Artisan Market
Hamper fans, we’re here for you…
Celebrate local businesses this Christmas with our array of produce in the Artisan Market, located in the Avenue at Coombe.
Whether it’s Christmas drinks, meal kits, fresh baked goods, or a charcuterie spread to impress, we’re the place to build a truly personal food package on your doorstep.
9. Take the family to the panto
Cinderella and Prince Charming await at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Will you make it in time for the ball?
This family-friendly panto will have old and young entertained, with live sing-along songs, jokes, and Ugly Sisters aplenty.
Cinderella runs from 22 November 2023 to 13 January 2024.
10. Experience private dining at Coombe
Family gathering or corporate event to remember, there’s an exquisite private dining experience here at Coombe Abbey.
Catering between 10 and 500 guests, you’ll receive a locally sourced festive meal including private dining room hire, canapés, a glass of sparkling wine, a three-course meal, and coffee and mince pies throughout December in one of our one-of-a-kind dining venues. And why not add a drinks package for extra festivities?
Coombe’s expert event planners can create an event suited to your needs; just speak to our Christmas Booking Office team on 02476 430 539.
11. Get crafty in Coventry
Kids getting fidgety in those final days leading up to Christmas? Create a Christmas decoration for just £2.50 at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.
This drop-in craft workshop runs from 20th-22nd December and lets you make a handmade fairy or soldier to hang on your tree or give as a last-minute gift.
Designed for ages 3+, but all ages are welcome.
12. Discover Victorian traditions at St. Mary’s Guildhall
Want to know how Christmas looked 150 years ago?
At our sister site St. Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry, you’ll be transported to centuries past in their Victorian Christmas Special Event on 6th December.
Sing carols by the tree in the Great Hall and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. You’ll finish the experience with a 1-actor performance featuring highlights from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Please note that this is a ticketed event separate to usual admission into the Guildhall.
Fancy a Coombe Abbey Christmas?
Spend Christmas in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, or turn your festive party into a pamper weekend.
Wake up in a four-poster bed, soak in a Victorian roll top bath, or blow away the night’s cobwebs with a stroll. And that’s before breakfast…