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Something for all in Cambridge

Whether you’re a foodie, an art enthusiast, music fan, or science devotee, Cambridge has something for you. Home to festivals and events all year round, we invite you to explore the latest and greatest this buzzing cultural hub has to offer. 

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Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey
Family Friendly

Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey

A beautiful, sensory after-dark journey that brings the gardens and creatures of Anglesey Abbey to life in all their wonder.

  • 09/12/2022 - 21/12/2022
Stapleford Granary Christmas Market
Art & Exhibitions
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Festivals
Food & Drink
Free
Markets, Fetes & Fairs
Music

Stapleford Granary Christmas Market

Supporting local makers and creators, craftspeople & collectors, our festive Christmas Market is back with pop-up food, mulled wine & music

  • 10/12/2022 - 10/12/2022
Rapunzel & The Tower of Doom – Theatre of Widdershins
Comedy & Entertainment
Family Friendly
Music
Theatre

Rapunzel & The Tower of Doom – Theatre of Widdershins

A Traditional tale teased, detangled and restyled into an enchanting show, combining exquisite puppetry & storytelling.

  • 11/12/2022 - 11/12/2022
Music Awhile – A candlelit Concert at Stapleford Granary
Family Friendly
Music

Music Awhile – A candlelit Concert at Stapleford Granary

A collection of Europe's finest early music performers play Purcell, Bach, Handel in a glorious Christmas programme

  • 12/12/2022 - 12/12/2022
Onyx Brass Candlelit Concert at Stapleford Granary
Family Friendly
Music

Onyx Brass Candlelit Concert at Stapleford Granary

Festive favourites & classy arrangements of well-loved tunes from this world-renowned brass quintet . presented in their charismatic, good humoured style.

  • 13/12/2022 - 13/12/2022
GreenMatthews’ Gaudete – Candelit Concert at Stapleford Granary
Family Friendly
Music

GreenMatthews’ Gaudete – Candelit Concert at Stapleford Granary

Popular Festive fayre from the Middle Ages featuring carols and winter folksongs sung & performed on an abundance of weird and wonderful instruments.

  • 14/12/2022 - 14/12/2022
Dylan Moran, Mike Wozniak, Rosie Jones, Celya AB and John Robins: Live At Christmas
Comedy & Entertainment

Dylan Moran, Mike Wozniak, Rosie Jones, Celya AB and John Robins: Live At Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas and the country’s best comedians are coming to Cambridge for a spectacular all-star festive show!

  • 15/12/2022 - 15/12/2022
Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight
Music

Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight

Eboracum Baroque perform Handel’s celebrated work, Messiah at Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge. This performance will be in aid of Cancer Research UK. Relax in the run up to Christmas with this candlelit performance from some of the finest singers and instrumentalists in the UK. Performed on period instruments from the time of Handel, this is an evening of music not to be missed! Adults £25.50, Students £12.50, Children (Under 18) Free

  • 17/12/2022
Christmas at University Arms
Family Friendly
Food & Drink

Christmas at University Arms

Stay from 24th - 26th December at University Arms and enjoy a relaxing festive break in Cambridge

  • 24/12/2022 - 26/12/2022
Christmas Day Feast
Family Friendly
Food & Drink

Christmas Day Feast

Celebrate Christmas Day lunch with family in a warm and festive environment, with our classic Hilton hospitality and, of course, a visit from Santa!

  • 25/12/2022
New Year at Parker’s Tavern
Family Friendly
Food & Drink

New Year at Parker’s Tavern

Go Into the New Year at Parker's Tavern

  • 31/12/2022 - 31/12/2022
Experimental mixed media art workshops
Art & Exhibitions
Workshops, Talks & Lectures

Experimental mixed media art workshops

Discover, experiment and play with a range of exciting art materials, themes and techniques to deepen your visual awareness and inspire your inner creativity.

  • 10/01/2023 - 07/02/2023
English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare
Music

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three great operas encompassing love and war, comedy and epic tragedy. One of Handel’s most celebrated works, Giulio Cesare, is a majestic opera in which the characters are driven to extreme feelings and actions, and in which the music strikes the heart. A story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity, the opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as well as his uneasy alliance and romance with fabled Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Each opera is performed on period instruments in partnership with the much-praised Old Street Band.

  • 13/04/2023
English Touring Opera: Il Viaggio a Reims
Music

English Touring Opera: Il Viaggio a Reims

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three great operas encompassing love and war, comedy and epic tragedy. In a provincial hotel, guests from all over Europe are stranded on their way to a great coronation. Intrigue, politics, romance and lost luggage all play their part in Rossini’s last Italian opera, Il viaggio a Reims. Each opera is performed on period instruments in partnership with the much-praised Old Street Band.

  • 14/04/2023
English Touring Opera: Lucrezia Borgia
Music

English Touring Opera: Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia is a tragedy of great pathos. Donizetti created in Lucrezia one of his greatest roles – known as one of history’s most famous poisoners, she is a cunning strategist and a loving mother at the same time, a complex woman in a dangerous situation. Each opera is performed on period instruments in partnership with the much-praised Old Street Band.

  • 15/04/2023
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