In What's On

Gloucester is gearing up for the Christmas Festivities this month, with lots of events for all ages to enjoy!

Winter Markets

Every Weekend

The Winter Markets return this year with a fabulous range of festive gifts, locally produced foodie products, delicious street food and pop-up bars. Located across Gloucester Quays and the historic docks, over 90 traders will showcase the very best craft, gifts and food from the Southwest region for you to experience and enjoy.

Free Entry.

Lantern Procession & Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 18 November

(c) Bright Nights and Andre Pattenden

A festive day out with free activities for all the family. Take part in the glowing lantern parade celebrating the 12 days of Christmas, watch the Tree of Light Ceremony with a little love in Kings Square, or join the singing and hear Gloucester Cathedral Carol Service a ringing.

Before the parade starts, why not head over to Eastgate Shopping centre from 1-4.00pm for the free Lantern Making Workshops, and then over to Kings Square where you will find live music from RVSP Bhangra, Illuminated Hula-Hooping, Love Art Aerial Show, and a Living Snow Globe! Then line the streets ready for the Lantern Procession at 4:30pm, the Light Switch-On at 4:50pm, and the illumnation of the Tree of Light at 5pm. 

Gloucester Quays Outdoor Ice Rink

24 Novemner - 7 January

Gloucester Quays are delighted to announce that the incredible festive Outdoor Ice Rink is back this year! Tickets are available now! Wrap up warm and make a date to join family and friends at their amazing Outdoor Ice Rink, making magical memories on a family day out with the kids!

Elements at Gloucester Guildhall

Multiple Dates

Gloucester Guildhall is celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop! Honouring the roots of hip hop, Elements will celebrate all aspects of the genre from graffiti to breaking, cinema to dj-ing. Expect an epic line up of jams, battles workshops and masterclasses from internationally renowned dancers and artists.

Little Murmur

7 November

A visually stunning 40 minute performance, followed by a chance to stay and chat with the people involved, at Gloucester Guildhall. Watch bodies and words fly like flocks of birds in a blizzard of confetti. Aakash Odedra Company combines visual design and technology with dance and humour to give a sense of what it's like living in a world you struggle to process.

There's a Tiger in the Garden

2 November

Book tickets now for 'There's a Tiger in the Garden' at Blackfriars Priory on the 2 November! Using puppetry, imaginative design and music – audiences are invited to join Nora as she discovers dragonflies as big as her head, plants that can eat you (and your toy giraffe) whole, a polar bear that likes fishing and maybe, just maybe, a tiger in the garden.

Full a full list of what's on this month, click here!

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