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Written by Carly O’Brien 8th December 2016

Christmas events for all the family you just won’t want to miss

Looking for something fun and festive to do with the family this Christmas? Make magical memories with our round up of glittering Christmas events coming up this month.

This year, we’re excited to be supporting so many events – from Milton Malsor Primary School’s Christmas Market and Whitchurch Winter Wonderland, to Buckingham Christmas Parade and Castlethorpe Christmas Fair, there is so much to see and do during December.

So, whether you’re planning a trip to see Santa or you want to shop for some stocking fillers at the Christmas markets, here are just a few of the fun Christmas events worth visiting.


Christmas Market – Friday, December 9

The fun starts with Milton Malsor Primary School’s Christmas market.

Held at the school, in Green Street, Milton Malsor, from 5pm to 7pm, the market will include a host of stalls, as well as a visit from Father Christmas, making it the perfect place to pick up unique presents.

Stalls at the event will include handmade jewellery from Beadstorm Jewellery, bags and accessories from Binky’s Boutique, crochet from Squirrels Nest and cards and stationery from Phoenix Cards.

Geccko Prints will be selling personalised prints for the home and special occasions and The Beer Garage will be on providing its unique range of craft beers.

There will also be Friends of Milton School stalls which include cake decorating, games, various tombola, reindeer food, the Father Christmas Grotto and a BBQ.


Buckingham Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 10

For more than 30 years the Buckingham Christmas Parade has been thrilling crowds with marching bands and huge array of floats.

This year looks set to be no exception as the parade returns to Buckingham town centre.

Organised by the Christmas Parade Committee and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council, it sees prizes awarded to the best float and best walking group

It starts at 10.45am and finishes at 12.30pm.


Christmas Fair – Sunday, December 11

Castlethorpe Pre-School is holding its Christmas Fair from 1pm to 4pm.

Held in the Village Hall, in North Street, Castlethorpe, the fair will offer lots of goodies for sale and fun for the whole family

Enjoy some festive cheer with a glass of mulled wine, a visit to Father Christmas and a browse around the Merry Market.

There will be great prizes to be won in the raffle and choral music to help get everyone in the festive spirit.


Visit Santa at centre:mk – running now until December 24

Not only can children visit Santa at the Milton Keynes shopping centre, they’ll also be able to take part in a fun craft experience where they can make a Christmas wreath and decorate a wooden angel.


Waddesdon Manor – running now until Sunday, December 11

Get a festive shopping experience not to be missed at the Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair, 11am to 6pm. The Christmas Fair is free to enter with grounds admission.