Christmas In Herefordshire

Explore our guide to Christmas in Herefordshire 2019. Find the best Christmas events and festive activities around the county.

Christmas In Herefordshire

From Christmas markets and Christmas shopping in Herefordshire, to Christmas wreath making workshops, winter wonderland venues and festive events, there are lots of magical things to do at Christmas in Herefordshire.

There’s nowhere merrier for sure – and it’s undoubtedly a beautiful county where you can kick back, relax and enjoy.

With something for every type of wintry whim, Herefordshire is the gift that keeps on giving during the most wonderful time of the year. So before you even think about leaving the county for an alpine resort or a tropical beach this Christmas, check out our round-up of all the coolest festive activities this year.

Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties In Herefordshire

Soak up as much festive fun as possible with our guide to Christmas parties and club nights this December.

Whether you want an evening of winter LOLs, a night of 80s classics, or want to totally avoid the Xmas anthems with Herefordshire finest house and disco DJs – we’ve got everything you could possibly want for Christmas.

Christmas Lights Switch On In Herefordshire

Christmas Lights Switch On

Is there anything more magical than Herefordshire getting its annual festive facelift? Whether you’re planning to spend a day at the racecourse, popping to one of the many Christmas markets or doing a spot of shopping at one of Herefordshire best Christmas shops, take a break to stare in awe at the illuminations gracing our county.

Don your woolliest hats and scarves and get ready to see Herefordshire all lit up at one or all of the Christmas lights switch on events.

Xmas Festivities

Christmas Festivities All Wrapped Up

Do you love Christmas? Well it’s ‘just around the corner’.

The best thing about this time of year is all the wonderful Christmas events in Herefordshire. There are Christmas markets and fairs of all sizes and themes. Go traditional at a Christmas carol concert or sing your heart out at mass power ballad singalong with friends – it’s all to play for.

Christmas time is exciting at any age, but it really is the most wonderful time of the year when you’re smaller than one of Santa’s elves.

All year long, (hopefully) your little ones have been on their best behaviour in order to be put on Saint Nick’s nice list, so why not make their festive period even more special with some of Herefordshire’s amazing Christmas festivities.

Courtyard Panto Hereford

Christmas Pantomime

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Herefordshire without a pantomime. Oh no it wouldn’t…

Where’s the best place to catch a pantomime for Christmas 2019? Is it behind you? Nope: it’s in the Courtyard Hereford.

You’ll have a ball at everyone’s favourite pantomime, Cinderella!

A magical, family-friendly show, packed with spectacular costumes, magnificent sets and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance that all make a trip to The Courtyard pantomime an unmissable Christmas treat.

Drink Tasting Experiences

Christmas Tastings

Wine Lovers, Gin Lovers, Spirit Lovers Unite. Herefordshire hosts wine and spirit Christmas Tastings from prestigious growers and suppliers to help get your drink sorted for Christmas.

Many of the local wine merchants and producers offer gift vouchers for a variety of wine tasting events, either for specific dates or left open. A great Christmas gift.

Check out some of our preferred Christmas Day Wines, and great ideas for paring wine with food.

Santas Grotto

Santas Grotto

Are you on the lookout for Father Christmas? Everybody’s desperate to meet the beardy man with the bag – here’s where to find Father Christmas.

Santa is super busy this December in Herefordshire, party hopping between various venues across the county to hand out presents and yuletide cheer. From Victorian themed grottos with vintage decorations, to following a trail of reindeer and twinkling Christmas lights.

He as made his list, and now Santa Claus is coming to town. Father Christmas will be taking time from planning his present delivering to say hello to festive revellers at sites all over Herefordshire.

So make a list of your yuletide wishes, pull on your best Christmas jumper and head down to one of these magical places.

Where To Buy A Real Christmas Tree In Herefordshire

Where To Buy A Real Christmas Tree

Fake Christmas trees have certainly come a long way since the flocked aluminium creations of the 1960s – but there’s nothing quite like the real Christmas tree to fill your home with that pine scent a candle simply can’t replicate.

You will find local outlets offering a huge selection of freshly cut trees at where to buy a real Christmas tree in Herefordshire.

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch In Herefordshire

Which restaurants are open in Herefordshire on Christmas Day? Whether you’re visiting Herefordshire over the festive period, or are a local wanting to dodge the cooking, we’ve put together a guide to eating out in the Herefordshire on Christmas Day.

Most restaurants won’t be open, and it tends to be the high-end ones which do, with set menus to choose from. So if you want to treat yourself to Christmas lunch at a fancy restaurant or hotel there are a few options. You’ll need to book in advance for 25th December, as many of these places get filled up months in advance.

So sit back, enjoy a glass of fizz and let the restaurants do the hard work for you.

Wrapping Up Christmas Hereford

Wrapping Up Christmas In Hereford

Hereford is set to be a prime Christmas shopping destination this year, with late night shopping and free parking in town and city centre car parks. Yes free for shoppers after 4pm for late night Christmas shopping on Wednesdays.

There will be a range of shops open late, including Maylord Shopping Centre, the Old Market, High Town and the surrounding area.

Whether you like to get your Christmas shopping done early or you leave it till the last minute, you’re guaranteed to find everything you need in Herefordshire.