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Christmas 2021 is here!

And we couldn't be more excited! There's so many great things coming your way this festive season from Kids Activities to food and drink delights. Find everything you need to know about Christmas in Colchester all in one place.


There's so much happening in Colchester this Christmas from Free Gift Wrapping to North Pole Post Office and family trail to keep the kids entertained. Check out our top picks below or head over to our What's on page to discover everything happening in the town centre this Christmas.


Need to find a way to entertain the Kids and feel the magic of Christmas? Why not drop into North Pole Post Office in Culver Square for some festive fun, free activities and more. Open from the 27th November 2021. Click here to find out more about the activities available and opening times.


Have a gift that's in need a special touch? Not a wrapping wizard? We've got you covered! From Wednesday 8th December the YMCA team will be in town every Wednesday and Saturday to put that extra sparkle into your presents. FIND OUT MORE HERE.


Wednesday 8th, 15th and 22nd December 2021.

Three nights of can't miss entertainment, live music, food and gift market stalls. PLUS The North Pole Post Office will be open on Late Wednesdays 3pm - 8pm for fun kids activities. AND there's free parking through the MiPermit App on selected car parks after 3pm on these dates.


The Elves need to write a letter to Santa but have lost all of the things they need to write their letter. Can you help them find their stuff? Follow the clues around the town centre and search high and low to help the Elves out. Maps can be picked up from the Mercury Theatre, Hollytrees Museum, and North Pole Post Office from the end of November.


Want to snap a festive elfie? Head down to Sir Isaacs Walk to find our digital interactive window. Snap a photo and make sure to tag us! We love seeing your festive fun.


Find the Giving Tree in North Pole Post Office. We're working in partnership with Culver Square and Colchester Food Bank to give back this Christmas. Find wish lists on the tree and give the gift of joy this Christmas by purchases a child in a need and much loved Christmas gift.


It's here! Take a look below to see our Christmas in Colchester video 2021. Colchester, a great place to spend time with family and friends, and get that festive feeling.

Things to do in Colchester blog

Want to know more about things to do in Colchester this Christmas? Why not check out our blog 'Things to do in Colchester this Christmas' for details on Santa's Grottos, Kids activities, and Food and Drink.

Or check out our blog by clicking here.