Enjoy a relaxing stay at Ettington Park Hotel as you explore the birthplace of William Shakespeare this Christmas. 

A gothic grandeur country house that is Ettington Park Hotel is conveniently located close to the city of Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Christmas Market

christmas marketTaking place from the 8th of December to the 11th of December, Stratford-upon-Avon will be holding a Victorian-themed Christmas market comprised of over 300 stalls selling Christmas gifts, food, and drink. Get into the festive spirit at the traditional funfair and enjoy the live performances and entertainment throughout the town.

Candlelit Christmas at Shakespeare's Birthplace

candleit christmasBetween the 8th and 17th of December, embark on an illuminated tour of Shakespeare’s childhood home, decorated as it would have been in the 16th century. This guided tour under enchanting candlelight will explore the traditions of a Tudor Christmas (Christmastide). Discover how our ancestors would have celebrated this time of year, including wassailing, symbolic meanings of decorations, and traditional ingredients in mince pies. Indulge in warm spiced beverages of mulled cider or apple juice and festive mince pies as you enjoy traditional Tudor music and magical dance performances at Shakespeare's birthplace.

Santa Fun Day & Fayre

santa fun dayOn the 10th of December, it's Santa Fun Day, dress up as Santa and take part in a family fun activity course. At the end, receive a medal and then get into the festive spirit at the Christmas fayre full of crafts, raffles, mulled wine, and mince pies, all in aid of fundraising for The Shakespeare Hospice. For the kids, there will also be a special Santa Post Box, where they can send their Christmas list straight to Santa in Lapland.

Festive fun in Warwickshire, so why not take a break at Ettington Park Hotel. Find our more about our Christmas packages here.

This article is factually correct as of November 2022