Christmas

Take time to enjoy a traditional Christmas atmosphere in Rutland, with an array of festive food to enjoy and a laid back shopping experience.

The Run up to Christmas

Christmas began in October at Gates Garden Centre, with their impressive Christmas displays. You could get all your shopping done here, with gift options for just about everyone; including planting and garden related pieces, the extensive range of gifts, homes accessories, children’s toys, footwear, clothing, aquatics centre and their very own farm shop full of tempting goodies and local produce.

Get inspiration from the festive displays at Rutland Nursery, Welland Vale and Rutland Garden Village(all with excellent cafe’s!). Plus there is a host of festival events available (see list below).

A great way to get in the Christmas Spirit is to enjoy fabulous local seasonal food available around the county…

Barsdale Gardens Tea Room have created a Christmas Afternoon Tea throughout December. Including festive sandwiches, goats cheese & red onion crostini’s, pigs in blankets, mini mince pies, cinnamon dusted fruit scones and mulled wine. Call 01572 813200 to book.

 

Great gifts without leaving the house

Think outside the box and get a gift that fits inside an envelope! Experiences and annual passes make for fantastic, thoughtful gifts (and can be purchased last minute without having to leave you house!).

Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland Water Nature Reserve & Burghley House offer annual passes. As do Anglian Water with their handy parking permit.

Gift vouchers are available for activities  such as golf – fly fishing – and courses at Hoggy’s Grill Cookery School – or experiences such as train driving, SUP boarding and sailing. Many restaurants also have gift vouchers available, where you can treat a loved one to an afternoon tea or meal out.

Tickets to Tolethorpe Hall open air theatre, or other local theatres are also a great thing to look forward to.

 

#ShopRutland

Our small market towns of Oakham and Uppingham are abundant with shops offering a personal laid back service. Browse for artworks, antiques, jewellery, gifts, local produce and much more besides… don’t let Christmas shopping become stressful!

 

Christmas Events – take a look at the list below to see some fabulous festive events…

Santa Paws

Start Date: 20/12/2021

Bring your dog to meet Santa in his grotto!

Christmas in Uppingham

02/12/2021

Visit Uppingham on Thursday 2nd December 5.30-9pm and enjoy this late night shopping event in our picturesque market town at Christmas time. There will be singing and dancing and reindeer and Santa and lots to entertain!

Wymondham Windmill Christmas Craft Market

04/12/2021

Join us for our fantastic Christmas Market on Saturday the 4th December where lots of lovely local businesses & crafters will be selling a wonderful array of Christmas Gifts.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

05/12/2021

In this relaxed and fun workshop, Maria from ‘The Flower Patch’ will teach you how to create your own traditional moss based 18 inch (45cm) festive wreath to take home.

Price from £67.50

Collyweston Outdoor Christmas Market

05/12/2021

Collyweston Outdoor Christmas Market is back!!! Sunday December 5th 2021!
We have a lovely range of stalls booked in for our popular Outdoor Christmas Market – stalls are now fully booked and with a waiting list.

Christmas Fayre at Cutts Close Park

05/12/2021

Oakham Town Council are doing Christmas differently this year! Instead of gathering in the market place to do the official light switch on we would like to invite you all to a Christmas Fayre at Cutts Close Park on Sunday 5th December 2021 where there will be performances and stalls all under cover of a marquee!

Stamford Santa Fun Run

05/12/2021

Stamford Santa Fun Run is an annual event attracting people of all ages – and fitness levels. Children and adults receive a Santa suit through their entry fee, and wearing them can run or walk the 5km course within the safe, attractive and accessible setting of Burghley Park.

Christmas Coffee Morning

06/12/2021

Come and enjoy a mince pie or Christmas cake slice with a hot drink for £3 PP at Tammi’s icecream parlour at The Plough in Greetham.

Santa Paws

The Plough, Main Street, Greetham, Oakham, UK

Christmas in Uppingham

Market Place, Uppingham, Oakham, UK

Wymondham Windmill Christmas Craft Market

Wymondham Windmill, Butt Lane, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray, UK

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Barnsdale Gardens, Barnsdale Avenue, Exton, Oakham, UK

Collyweston Outdoor Christmas Market

Collyweston Community Shop Association, High Street, Collyweston, Stamford, UK

Christmas Fayre at Cutts Close Park

Cutts Close Park, Oakham, UK

Stamford Santa Fun Run

Burghley Park, Peterborough, UK

Christmas Coffee Morning

Tammi Icecream parlour, Tearooms and the veg shed, Main Street, Greetham, Oakham, UK