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Christmas in Newmarket 2021


With fingers crossed and an air of caution, it looks like this Christmas will be returning to near normal and, in any case, certainly better than what we all endured in 2020. With that in mind we thought we would bring together some of the highlights so that you can make the most of Christmas 2021.

Christmas Carols at the Museum

The National Horseracing Museum welcomes back the acapella sounds of Classic Femme for a Christmas Concert on Thursday 9th December, 6 pm to 7 pm. Join the lady’s quartet in song as they perform in the stunning surroundings of the King’s Yard. New for this year is an accompanying mini-Christmas market providing all your shopping needs which also runs on the preceding and following day.

Why not make a festive evening of it and book dinner at The Tack Room or partake in a mulled wine from the Bakery? Tickets for the concert are free but spaces need to be booked in advance. Click here to book your ticket!


Afternoon Tea with Santa at Nancy’s Tea Rooms

Christmas Tea with Santa

Yes, Santa really is booked to make an appearance on Wednesday 15th, Friday 17th, Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd December. For these four dates, Nancy’s will be serving a very special Christmas Afternoon Tea accompanied by a story and present from Santa. Adults can enjoy a Christmas Classic Tea whilst the children can enjoy their own tier of festive goodies. Priced at £21 for adults and £15 for children these spaces book out quickly, so don’t delay – click here now!


Winter Wander Walks – 29th  and 30th December

Discover Newmarket will be educating your mind and helping to exercising your body in between Christmas and New Year with the return of their Guided Walks. This fascinating tour, gives you an insight into how Newmarket developed from being a small, relatively unimportant settlement in the 1200s to a favourite destination for Royalty in the time of James I, Charles I and the most notorious of the Stuart Kings, the Merry Monarch – Charles II.

You will hear how the town developed, in the words of James I from a ‘quaint little village’ into the Home of Horseracing but you will also learn that there is more to Newmarket than just the 3,000 horses in training in the town.

Tickets are priced £15 per person and include coffee and a festive mince pie. Click here to book.


See the New Year in Party Style at The Ark

Having missed out big time last year in celebrating New Year’s Eve on mass, The Ark is going all out this year to make up for it! Gather those friends and join the electric party atmosphere for a night with Reggaeton and Vibes as they pull out all the stops to create a New Year’s Party to remember. The music will be loud, and the dancing will be wild as you welcome in 2022. Book your tickets here.


Kings Theatre, Newmarket Presents Cinderella (22nd to 29th January 2022)

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a traditional pantomime – oh no it wouldn’t! Although we are never sure why it is tradition to hold pantomimes in January.  However, having missed out on the riotous fun, frivolity of panto madness last year, let’s go all out this year! Theatre is back and the Nomads will not disappoint as their take on the well-known Cinderella fairy tale which sees characters such as the Ugly Sisters, Syrup and Figs, prevent poor Cinders from finding true love with the handsome Prince. Never fear though as Buttons, along with the Fairy Godmother are on hand to make sure it is a happy ending. Book your tickets here for a dose of good old family entertainment.