We’re Dreaming of a Cotswolds Christmas…


If you are looking forward to spending Christmas in the Cotswolds, read on to find out how to make your festive season extra special this year.

Here at Ellenborough Park, we believe that there is no Christmas better than one in The Cotswolds. Providing the perfect backdrop to the festive season, there are plenty of seasonal delights for you to enjoy. Read on for our round up of events in the local area (and a little further afield) to enjoy with family and friends over the festive period.

Dark Nights and Twinkly Lights

Christmas hasn’t truly begun in the Cotswolds until the place is awash with light. Although residents in the surrounding area do their best to decorate their homes with lanterns and bulbs, nothing quite compares to the delights of the Tewkesbury Festival of Lights, just a 20-minute drive from our hotel, or the Gloucester Lights and Lantern Parade, a further 40-minute drive from us at Ellenborough Park.

Dining with a Difference

Everyone knows that food at Christmas is like no other but no one does it better than our chefs at Ellenborough Park. From traditional roast turkey and crispy potatoes to delicious desserts and a cheese option for after, we have something to satisfy all manner of festive taste buds.

View our Christmas Lunch Buffet and Festive Dining menus.

Cotswolds Carol of the Bells!

Christmas in the Cotswolds isn’t complete without the sound of carol singers filling the air and Gloucester Cathedral is home to the best Christmas concert in the land! An evening filled with traditional carols, performances from local primary schools and the award-winning Somerset folk songwriter, Ange Hardy. This concert in aid of Meningitis Now and marks the season of giving and helps to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland…

A 30-minute drive from Ellenborough Park and you will find yourself at The Bird and Deer Park in Prinknash, which turns into a Winter Wonderland throughout December. Filled with Christmas Fairies, festive food and face painting.

Take a Break

If all you want this Christmas is to let somebody else do all the work, then book into Ellenborough Park for one of our festive breaks. Indulge in our luxury Yuletide Glamour package or Casual Christmas Break – you could even add one of our New Year Packages into the equation to ensure that your entire festive season runs smoothly from start to finish.

Don’t be a Scrooge!

Visit your ghosts of Christmas past along with The Red Dog Theatre Company who will be performing A Christmas Carol at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. Not strictly Cotswolds, but strictly one not to miss out on, book tickets to avoid missing out…

If you need somewhere to stay throughout your Christmas in the Cotswolds, view our available rooms today.

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