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Have a Merry Christmas

Searching for that perfect location to celebrate as a Group this Christmas?  South East England offers and array of spectacular opportunities to discover, from fun filled events and Christmas markets festive lunches and cosy winter stopovers.  Below is a smaller selection of the Christmas crackers on offer!

Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy with Southampton

Deck the halls with boughs of holly and visit the port of Southampton which will be hosting an authentic German Market this Christmas; with an extensive range of independent stalls offering handmade gifts and goodies to take away. Groups can make the most of their visit by combinging it with a trip to the SeaCity Museum, Tudor House & Garden or Southampton City Art Gallery. To make the most of the events going on for your group, click here for more information. 

Dreaming of a white Christmas at Waddesdon Manor

Christmas at Waddesdon begins on Wednesday 9th November to Monday 2nd January celebrating Winter Light with a light installation in the gardens and an imaginative son et lumière on the façade of the House.

Inside, the famous Christmas decorations will be inspired by the Collection, themed around Magical Materials from the earth and sea.  In the Stables, extraordinary bakers take over showing Waddesdon as it has never been seen before, with a preview week of the Kitchens and many more group packages available, visit the Waddesdon Manor website for more detail.

Festive Fun with G Live, Guildford

Get into the Christmas spirit throughout December at G Live Guildford. The UK’s most popular Rock ‘n’ Roll show “That’ll be the day” will be showcasing all the Christmas classics from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s on the13th December.

The award winning variety production ‘Andy William’s Christmas Extravaganza’ is also available to book for on the 20th December. Book now so not to miss these fantastic shows plus many more on offer which you can view here. Groups of 8 or more buy fee-free!


Come all Ye Faithful to Hever Castle 

Discover beautifully decorated rooms and welcoming log fires at Hever Castle in Kent between November 30th to December 16th. Follow the Christmas trail, enjoy relaxed shopping and sample their delicious Christmas menu in the restaurant. For more information on group packages for Christmas at the Castle visit their website.


 Brighton & Ho ho Hove

Brighton & Hove is the ideal spot for a winter break. The City will be hosting lots of festive events for all to enjoy. From Ice skating in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion to browsing the stalls in a stylish Christmas shopping fair. Make sure you don't miss a thing by visiting the ‘What’s on’ section of the website.

Enjoy a Festive Drink at Bombay Sapphire

Enjoy Christmas at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, the home of Bombay Sapphire Gin. Follow the sparkling fairy lights along the banks of the River Test to the entrance of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. After exploring the distillery, enjoy a complimentary cocktail from  their special winter menu. The distillery also makes a perfect venue for Christmas parties. Contact the team for more information on 01256 890090 or email

Eat, Drink and be Merry at Leeds Castle

Take your group to Leeds Castle this Christmas. Eat, drink and be merry at the weekend Christmas market, explore the castle rooms beautifully decorated for the season. Please contact the groups booking team for more info on 01622 767865 or visit the website.

Christmas on the Home Front at Kent Life

Step back into yesteryear and re-live Christmas time in the 1940's. Take your group to Kent Life between the 26th & 27th November for the ultimate WWII experience. As you take in the sights, sounds and smells of "Christmas on the Home Front". Group rates and catering packages are available and can be found in more detail on the website.


The information contained in this feature is given in good faith on the basis of information provided by TSE members. TSE cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, subsequent alterations or misinterpretations. The information within this feature was correct at the time of publication in July2016. It is advisable to check directly with the establishment concerned to ensure that information is still accurate and available.


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