Christmas Events Guide

What’s on in, and around, Bury during Christmas & New Year!

As the Christmas holidays fast approach, the search is on to find the perfect festive event to visit with the kids.

Looking for the perfect family day out over the festive period?

We can recommend a visit to The Elf Adventure Challenge!

Your adventure will involve joining in the music, fun and story with a number of challenges for you to complete, including: –

  • learning how to build toys
  • loading the sleigh
  • playing Elf games
  • learning the Elf march

On completion of your challenges you will be awarded a certificate and given the title of ‘Honorary Elf’!  You may even be called upon to help Santa!

Booking is essential for this event as numbers are limited – so don’t miss out!

Full details of the events, and how to book, can be found here

Elf Adventure Challenge

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Ice Village, Manchester – 9th November 2018 – 6th January 2019 - There is lots to see and do at the Ice Village. Ice Cavern Wrap up warm and visit the Christmas elves hard at work at the Ice Cavern.  This is an amazing interactive ice sculpture experience for the whole family.  You will find an...
Manchester Christmas Markets – 9th November – 22nd December 2018 - It’s officially the countdown to Christmas… the Christmas Markets return to Manchester tomorrow! Manchester will once again be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland for the 19th year.  Spanning across the City Centre there will be an amazing selection of old, and new, traders...
Walking With The Snowman – 23rd November 2018 – 6th January 2019 - To celebrate the Snowman’s 40th anniversary Wild in Art is working with Penguin Ventures to produce Walking with the Snowman at MediaCityUK. This festive event comprises of 12 giant Snowmen, painted by artists which will be displayed throughout MediaCityUK from 22 November until 06...
Mill Gate Santa’s Grotto – 25th November-24th December 2018 - Santa, and his little helpers, are ready to meet you in his grotto at the Mill Gate. Bring your little ones along to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Santa’s grotto is situated inside the Mill Gate outside Waterstones bookstore. Cost: £4.50 (with...
Santa’s Christmas Grotto – 1st-23rd December - Write a letter to Santa, sing with the elf, listen to a story from Santa and receive an early Christmas present from the big man himself. Booking essential. Book online here Contact: 0161 724 0585 Where: Newbank Garden Centre, Bury Road, Radcliffe M26 2WX
Elf Adventure Challenge – 1st-24th December 2018 - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an Elf? Would you like to find out? You are invited to come on The Elf Adventure Challenge this Christmas, where you can take part in Elf tasks and games. The Elf Adventure...
The Rock Express – 1st-31st December 2018 - All aboard the Rock Express! Take a trip aboard the Rock Express this Christmas.  The free land train will be transporting festive shoppers between Peel Monument (by the Church) and St John’s Square (opposite Costa at The Rock) every day. When: 10am – 4pm...
Winter Funland – 7th December 2018 – 1st January 2019 - Winter Funland 2018 will be returning to EventCity to bring the largest indoor Winter Wonderland again. Visit Santa and his live reindeer in his grotto, have a go at ice skating in the huge incredible indoor rink, check out the exciting circus or perhaps...
Bolton Winter Festival – 8th December-6th January 2019 - Bolton Winter Festival has returned, and will be in the town centre until 6th January 2019. The Festival includes: – Ice Rink Festival Teepees Santa’s Grotto Ice Rink The ice rink is open to all ages and abilities.  It is under cover so no...
An Evening Of Christmas Music – 12th December 2018 - Walshaw Community Choir and Tottington Public Band present an Evening of Christmas Music. Come along to this festive event  on Wednesday 12th December 2018 Cost: Adults £4, Children Free.  No tickets required, pay on the door. Further details can be found here When: 7pm Where:...
Bury Football Club Christmas Lunch – 13th December 2018 - Join Bury FC at the Village Hotel for their annual Christmas Lunch. ‘Eat, Drink and Be Bury!’ Cost: £29.50 per ticket When: 12pm – 4pm Where: The Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Road, Bury BL9 7BQ Book your tickets to the event here or...
Tea With Santa – 10th-14th December 2018 - Book your child’s place at the table with Santa where they can enjoy a tasty home cooked tea of chicken nuggets, chips and beans (vegetarian option also available) with a mince pie and hot drink for the adults. The kids then get to meet...
Santa Special – 15th-16th December 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
Christmas Party – 15th December 2018 - Buddy’s For Children With Autism in Bury are having their Christmas Party and everyone is welcome! Tickets can be bought from Buddy’s For Children With Autism, 8 The Rock, Bury BL9 0NT Fun on the day will include: – Christmas Music and Dancing Colouring...
Breakfast With Santa – 15th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Elton High School Christmas Fair – 15th December 2019 - Elton High School are to hold a Christmas Fair to raise funds for a new 3G pitch facility at the school. Further details to follow. When: 12pm – 3pm Where: The Elton High School, Walshaw Road, Bury BL8 1RN Contact: 0161 763 1434  
Cockfields Christmas Experience -15th & 16th December 2018 - Magical Christmas Experience The magical experience is a journey to the North Pole which includes: – a visit to the Elves Workshop to make your own bear to take home take a trip to the North Pole Post Office to write your Christmas List...
Breakfast With Santa – 15th & 16th December 2018 - Come along to Toby Carvery to enjoy breakfast with Santa this weekend. Little ones will enjoy a cooked breakfast and drink for £4.99 plus a gift from Santa (available to children under 12).  Children must be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an...
Seasonal Crafts – 15th-16th December 2018 - Come to the base and make seasonal crafts, buy wooden gifts, and enjoy seasonal refreshments. Free entry When: 10am – 4pm Where: Nuttall Park, Nuttall Hall Road, Ramsbottom BL0 9LU
Children’s Christmas Party – 16th December 2018 - Come and join in the fun at Woodbank Cricket Club’s Children’s Christmas Party. There will be fun and games with Pirate Dan the entertainer, food, a visit from a very special guest and a present for each child The party is aimed at children...
Breakfast With Santa – 16th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Ramsbottom Christmas Markets – 15th-16th December 2018 - This weekend sees the return of the popular Christmas Markets in Ramsbottom. There will be a festive street market along Bridge Street and at Church Gardens with food and gift sellers, hot street food, mulled wine and entertainment. There will also be an indoor...
Breakfast With Santa – 17th-21st December 2018 - Get your tickets booked to have breakfast with Santa, including: – Beans on toast, juice and yoghurt for the little ones Hot drink and bacon/ sausage butty for the adults. Enjoy fun in the snow globe before visiting Santa and receiving a gift. Tickets...
Tea With Santa – 17th-20th December 2018 - Book your child’s place at the table with Santa where they can enjoy a tasty home cooked tea of chicken nuggets, chips and beans (vegetarian option also available) with a mince pie and hot drink for the adults. The kids then get to meet...
Tea With Santa – 20th-21st December 2018 - Get your tickets booked to have tea with Santa, including: – Chicken nuggets, chips and beans and juice for the little ones Hot drink and cake for the adults. Enjoy fun in the snow globe before visiting Santa and receiving a gift. Tickets are...
Santa Special – 21st-24th December 2018 - Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West! WHAT’S INCLUDED? Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the...
A Christmas Carol Concert – 21st December 2018 - full of all your favourite Christmas tunes with sing-along sheets provided. Traditional refreshments will be provided. Rossendale Male Voice Choir & Ladies Choir Tickets: £7, Under 12’s Free Tickets can be bought from Holcombe Brook Precinct, Holcombe Brook Funeral Care, Althams Travel in Ramsbottom...
Funtastic Christmas Party – 21st December 2018 - Join Funtastic for a Christmas party where the little ones will enjoy fun on the soft play, reindeer hunt game, a visit to see Santa and a gift to take home.  A buffet tea is also included. This is a ticket only event.  Book...
Breakfast With Santa – 22nd December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Breakfast With Santa – 22nd & 23rd December 2018 - Come along to Toby Carvery to enjoy breakfast with Santa this weekend. Little ones will enjoy a cooked breakfast and drink for £4.99 plus a gift from Santa (available to children under 12).  Children must be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an...
Bury FC Children’s Christmas Party – 23rd December 2018 - Bury Football Club will be hosting this Christmas Party for the little ones. Cost: £5 per child (up to age 12) When: 12pm – 3pm Where: Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane, Bury BL9 7BQ Book your tickets here or ring 0161 764 4881, option 2
Christmas Movie Drive-In – 23rd December 2018 - Get in the festive spirit at the Bury Football Club Christmas Movie Drive-In! On Sunday 23rd December, Bury FC will be showing: – 3pm – Polar Express – buy your tickets here 5:10pm – Home Alone – buy your tickets here 7:25pm – Love Actually –...
Breakfast With Santa – 23rd December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy breakfast with Santa. The event will include a ‘Be My Bear’ from Santa to build on the day, buffet breakfast, a selection box and face painting. Adults will receive an ultimate buffet breakfast with...
Christmas Experience – 22nd – 24th December 2018 - Come and enjoy this amazing Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm. This is a magical festive event packed full of wonderful activities including: – Elves Workshop – make your own teddy Write and post letter to Santa Visit the North Pole Sweet Shop Mrs Claus’...
Breakfast With Santa – 24th December 2018 - Get your tickets booked to have breakfast with Santa, including: – Beans on toast, juice and yoghurt for the little ones Hot drink and bacon/ sausage butty for the adults. Enjoy fun in the snow globe before visiting Santa and receiving a gift. Tickets...
Bed Time Story With Santa – 24th December 2018 - Join in the Festive Fun at Waterfold Farm and enjoy an evening of fun with Santa. The event will include making ‘Magic Reindeer Dust’ to take away so Santa knows where to go, take away a box with carrots and cookies for Santa and...

 

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