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The Christmas countdown is officially on! Enjoy a very festive break for all the family and discover our round-up of the best festive activities in Surrey and Berkshire - all just a short drive away from The Runnymede on Thames.

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Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

Wrap up warm and embrace the colder weather by heading to Hampton Court Palace for some fun on the ice. Hampton Court Palace is a favourite of ours all year round, but even more so around Christmas time. Take in the magnificent views of this beautiful Tudor palace as you glide around this stunning outdoor ice rink, skating under the stars with your loved one or making magical memories with the kids.

From 17th November 2022 to 8th January 2023.

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Windsor Illuminated

Windsor Great Park Illuminated will return for its second year with a breath-taking festive light trail. Follow the enchanting trail through the royal park, which will be awash with colour as sparkles of fireflies, luminous beacons and dancing fairies blaze the way. Once you get to the end, why not enjoy some toasted marshmallows by the open fire?

From 17th November 2022 – 2nd January 2023.

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Christmas Drinks in Our Lounge

Take a seat in our Lounge with striking views of the river Thames this festive season, where we will be serving a range of warming Christmas cocktails. From traditional mulled wine to our spiced mulled cider or an indulgent festive Bellini, we can’t think of a better way to warm up after a stroll along the river whilst cosying up by the fire in our Lounge.

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LEGOLAND® Windsor at Christmas

The LEGOLAND® Windsor park will be transformed into a magical wonderland, complete with a scattering of snow-covered trees and glittering lights this festive season. As well as 24 rides, enjoy live shows and attractions, all bound to get the whole family in the festive spirit. And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Father Christmas in his magical cabin!

From 26th November 2022 – 3rd January 2023

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Christmas at Windsor Castle

What better time to visit the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world than when it is dressed for Christmas? Admire the magnificent 20-foot-high tree taken from Windsor Great Park, located in the beautiful St George’s Hall. Plus, little ones will be entertained with festive storytelling and craft activities every Saturday in December.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive afternoon tea – a fabulous way to spend an afternoon with loved ones in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy views of the river whilst indulging in seasonal treats and a glass of A. Robert Rose Champagne or sparkling elderflower and mint presse. If you’re bringing the kids, they can enjoy their very own afternoon tea! Plus, we also have dedicated vegan, gluten-free menus available.

From 28th November – 22nd December 2022

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The enchanting world in the forest that comes alive at Christmas, LaplandUK has recreated Santa’s magical homeland in Whitmore Forest, Ascot, just 15 minutes from The Runnymede on Thames. Wander through snowy landscapes, see Santa’s reindeer, visit elves busy in their workshop and discover a collection of interactive activities during this 4-hour experience.

From 12th November – 24th December 2022

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Christmas at Kew

Now in its 10th year, Kew Gardens will be one of the most magical places to be this Christmas with the return of their after-dark winter trail. Follow the meandering botanical trail – full of glowing light installations – and find favourites such as the twinkling tunnel of light, dancing lakeside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Just don’t forget to pack warm comfortable boots, as the trail can get muddy in the rain.

From 16th November 2022 to 8 January 2023

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Christmas Shopping

If you’re looking for some authentic Christmas markets, then there are plenty to choose from near The Runnymede. On the 19th and 20th November, head over to the Royal Windsor Racecourse for Windsor Christmas Shopping Fair, and lose yourself in the labyrinth of arts, crafts and food stalls all huddled together in a heated marquee.

Can’t make the shopping fair? Then fear not, Windsor is the perfect shopping destination to stock up on presents for loved ones and little ones! Daniel’s famous 20% off Black Friday shopping event is back from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November is always a must visit for picking up gifts for all the family at discounted prices.

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New Year’s Extravaganza at The Runnymede

Get ready for a party to remember at The Runnymede on Thames this New Year’s Eve. Get on your dancing shoes and enjoy live music by high-energy show-band, the Royal Beats as you join us for our adults-only New Year’s eve celebrations.

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