Enjoy a traditional show of festive entertainment at The Brewery Quarter on Saturday 19 November.

This year, things will be slightly different to previous years – with no countdown to an official switch on, but instead the sparkling lights will be on from the start.  You can expect the usual party atmosphere, with a great variety of live music, local community performers, dance and snow, along with party act The Mark Walby band playing everyone’s favourite Christmas classics.

Acts include My Stage School, Thomas Trilby, Got 2 Sing Choir, Danceworks Studios, Gloucestershire Troopers and Little Dreamers Princesses.

Father Christmas will join presenter Craig Wright on the stage at various points throughout the show from the start.  Perfect for all the family, the festive Christmas show begins at 3pm, with The Mark Walby band following from 6-7pm.

Make a day of it and book the family in to enjoy a delicious meal or experience at The Brewery Quarter! Advance booking highly recommended.


Following the launch event, The Brewery Quarter will be welcoming a variety of entertainers, acts and the main man himself – Santa – back to the scheme, with a variety of fun events every weekend.  For ticketed events, advance booking is essential, as many are likely to sell out.

Events include:

26 November – meet Princesses roaming round The Brewery Quarter 11am – 1pm, along with the Silver Sambistas, on the High St and in front of Cupola Tower from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

27th and 28th November, 5th, 7th and 11th December –  Christmas Wreath Making at The Botanist – 5:30pm – 8pm.  Tickets are priced at £65 and include wreath making with professional florists Kopend Creations, a main Botanist meal and glass of mulled wine.  For more details contact Elysia at cheltenham@thebotanist.uk.com or call 01242 895 165.

3rd December – Meet Santa and his Elves at The Play Farm in their morning session from 10am – 12pm.  This will likely sell out, to book visit The Play Farm’s booking page and book their Saturday morning session.

10th December – Enjoy Desserts with Anna and Elsa at Creams – 10am – 12pm.  Tickets cost £10 for adults and children and include a choice of cookie dough, sundae, waffle or crepe with a hot or cold soft drink.  To book visit Creams Cafe or call 01242 583 222.

11th and 18th December – Enjoy Brunch with Santa at The Botanist – 10am – 12pm. For a set price, you can enjoy one of The Botanist’s delicious brunches, along with hot drink for the adults and small gift for the child.  Get to meet Santa and enjoy some quality time with him and the family, in The Botanist’s beautiful garden room.  Tickets cost just £10 per child, and £15 per adult. Call 01242 895 165 to book.

17th December – Spot Santa and Elves roaming round various venues in The Brewery Quarter between 12 and 3pm

18th December – The Choir Factor will be singing carols round the Christmas Tree from 2-3pm