There’s so much wonderful stuff going on in the city this month. On this listing, you’ll find carol concerts, Christmas music, ballet, pantomime, Dickens and more! Please get in touch if you know of other events that I can include here.
1 – 9th 10 – 4pm Anglian Pottery Christmas Selling Exhibition. All Saints’ Church, Jesus Lane. Free entry. http://www.anglianpotters.org.uk
1st 10.30 – 4.30pm Mill Road Winter Fair. Facebook: Mill Road Winter Fair 2018 Read more about last year’s Mill Road Winter Fair here
1st Cambridge Made Christmas Fair. St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, CB2. Facebook: Cambridge Made Christmas Fair 2018 Read more about Cambridge Made and last year’s Christmas Fair here
1st 7.30pm Christmas Oratorio, JS Bach. Clare College Choir and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Trinity College Chapel. http://www.adcticketing.com
1st 7.30pm Messiah. Handel. St John’s Voices and Cambridge Baroque Camerata. St John’s College Chapel. http://www.adcticketing.com
1st Dec – 6 Jan Aladdin. Cambridge Arts Theatre. http://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
2nd 5.30pm Candlelit Service of music and readings for Advent. Great St Mary’s Church http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk
4th 7.30pm “The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance.” Cambridge ghost stories for Christmas with Robert Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Productions. Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, CB5. http://www.museumoftechnology.com http://www.nunkie.co.uk
5th 5 – 8pm Rowan Winter Warmer. http://www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk Read more about Rowan, their Winter Warmer and the upcoming “Cambridge Seen” art exhibition here
5 – 31st Snow White. Cambridge Junction. http://www.junction.co.uk
7 – 8th 7.30pm A Christmas Carol. Adapted and performed by Martin Prest. The Leper Chapel, Newmarket Road, CB5. http://www.adcticketing.com
8th 3pm In Dulci Jubilo. Erasmus Chamber Choir and Ensemble. Bach, Buxtehude and Bellis. Choral preludes, motets and carols for Advent and Christmas. St Columba’s Church, Downing Street. Free entry.
8th 7pm Messiah by candlelight. Handel. Eboracum Baroque. Great St Mary’s Church. In aid of Cancer Research. http://www.eboracumbaroque.co.uk
8th 7.30pm Bernstein on Broadway. Cambridge Philharmonic. West Road Concert Hall http://www.cambridgephilharmonic.com
8th 8pm Music for Advent and Christmas. Music by Parsons, Darke and Dove and carols for audience participation. Fairhaven Singers. Trinity College Chapel. http://www.fairhavensingers.org.uk
10th 7.30pm Mr Charles Dickens presents A Christmas Carol. Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road. http://www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre
11th 7.30pm O Holy Night. Seasonal music, festive favourites and Christmas carols. Choir of Jesus College. Jesus College Chapel. http://www.adcticketing.com
11th 7.45pm The Soldier by Rachel Wagstaff. A play based on the life of Rupert Brooke. In support of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester. http://www.meshtheatre.com/tickets.html
12th 5 – 8pm Fairtrade Christmas gift shopping evening. Cafe Abantu, Hobson Street. Ethical shopping with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. Read more about Cafe Abantu here
12th 8pm A Ceremony of Carols. Seasonal music for choir and harp. Britten, Rutter, Warlock and others. Traditional carols and contemporary settings. Granta Chorale. Corpus Christi College Chapel. Raising money for Jimmy’s Night Shelter. http://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
13 – 15th The Nutcracker. Ballet Central. Adapted 45 minute performance. ADC Theatre http://www.adctheatre.com Read more about this production of The Nutcracker here
15th 11am – 12 noon Jingle All The Way. Christmas carols, songs and fun for all the family. Cambridge Chorale. Great St Mary’s Church. Tickets from http://www.adcticketing.com or on the door.
15th 3pm and 4pm Carol Services at Michaelhouse, Trinity Street. http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk
15th 5pm Welcome All Wonders. Cantata for choir, organ and trumpet, celebrating the Christmas story. Cambridge Chorale. Great St Mary’s Church. Tickets from http://www.adcticketing.com or on the door.
15th 7.30pm Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti) and A Ceremony of Carols (Britten). New Cambridge Singers. Church of St John the Evangelist, Hills Road. http://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
16th 3.30pm and 5.30pm Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Prime Brass with Junior Prime Brass and choirs. West Road Concert Hall. http://www.adcticketing.com
18 – 22nd Peter Pan. Cambridge Theatre Company. Great Hall at The Leys, CB2. http://www.cambridgelivetrust/tickets
18 – 23rd 3pm Nine Lessons and Images. A Christmas Tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk (tickets at 9 Images) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 50% of all ticket sales goes to Wintercomfort.
20th 6.30pm Chesterton Community Carols. Carols with brass band, refreshments and High Wired Circus performing a festive show. St Andrew’s Church, Chesterton. Free entry, collection for Wintercomfort.
23rd 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight. Great St Mary’s Church http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk
29 – 31st and 1 Jan The Nutcracker/Swan Lake. St Petersburg Classic Ballet. Cambridge Corn Exchange http://www.cornex.co.uk