With less than a month until the advent calendar countdown to Christmas, we have rounded up the Christmas events taking place near you this winter.

NOVEMBER 8: Santa is visiting Windsor Castle early. Windsor Carriages will be travelling around Windsor with a team of Santa’s, with collection buckets shaking and Santa bells ringing in their Christmas decorate carriage, raising funds for Alexandra Devine Hospice. Gift Collection Stops are The Long Walk at 12pm, The Castle Hotel at 12:15pm, Windsor Royal Station & Daniel Department Store at 12:30pm, Theatre Royal Windsor at 1pm and Stems Flowers on Eton Bridge at 1:15pm.

NOVEMBER 16: Eton Christmas light switch-on. Food stalls, funfair rides, music and dancing will take place at Jubilee Square from 5pm. A chapel service will later take place at 6pm, followed by a procession with Father Christmas and the switch-on itself in Jubilee Square at 7pm. 

NOVEMBER 16: Windsor Great Park Illuminated begins

NOVEMBER 17: Slough Christmas light switch-on. Slough BID has partnered with Asian Star Radio for the Christmas light switch on. A selection of market food stalls will also be on offer and those wishing to dress up are in for a chance of winning a prize. Members of the public are encouraged to come along from 2pm till 5:45pm.

NOVEMBER 18: Windsor Christmas light switch-on. The switch-on will take place in Castle Hill with a full programme of live festive performances from local groups from 1pm, plus community stands, funfair rides and food stalls. The switch-on ceremony will be at 5.30pm, led by the Mayor, Councillor Neil Knowles, and the cast from the Theatre Royal’s pantomime, Aladdin.

NOVEMBER 24: Windsor Christmas panto Aladdin begins

NOVEMBER 25: Maidenhead Christmas light switch-on. Celebrations begin at 11am. Throughout the day there will be a Festive Market on St Ives Road and in Library Square with a selection of stalls, a bar and street food as well as children’s funfair rides. There will be live entertainment and performances on the main stage kick off at 3pm. The countdown for the switch-on begins just before 6pm outside the Town Hall followed by a fireworks’ display, subject to weather conditions.

NOVEMBER 27: Windsor Santa Dash. Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is planning on turning the streets of Windsor red again with its 10th annual Santa Dash. The popular festive 5km fun run sees hundreds of people dressed in Santa suits and merry outfits walking, jogging and running along the Long Walk and through Windsor town to help raise vital funds for local children and families supported by Alexander Devine.

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