Christmas in Guildford

Christmas in Guildford is a magical time and everyone is invited to enjoy Christmas festivities in Guildford this year. 

With a wide-range of activities, events and markets, plenty to entertain all this Christmas in Guildford.  Families will enjoy the Christmas shows planned for November and December in Guildford.

For those seeking a special Christmas gift, you' ll find an array of traders selling seasonal delights, crafts and unique items at one of the many Christmas fairs and markets across the Borough.   Find out more about these special shopping events.

Pick up Experience Guildford’s Little Book of Offers for a range of discounts from participating shops in town.  During the run up to Christmas, The  Little Book of Offers will be available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, Guildford Library or via The Rangers and team members who will be handing them out in the town centre. 

On Thursday 30 November, 7, 14 and 21 December Use RingGo for Free parking after 3pm at:

  • Bedford Road Multistorey
  • Bright Hill
  • G Live
  • Millbrook

Download the RingGo app ahead of your visit..  The session ends at midnight on the day of parking.   Available through the RingGo app only.

The Godmother of all pantos, Cinderella comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre whilst a brand-new production, Santa’s on His Sleigh, a show full of singing, laughter and Christmas spirit will take place at G Live. 

Enjoy Christmas shopping in one of our many independent shops or pop along to a market.  Christmas markets will be taking place at various locations throughout the borough and of course, our sparkling festive lighting will brighten the town centre throughout the season.

.Dine in style at the Ivy Castle Hill this Christmas. - the talented culinary team at The Ivy have designed a tempting array of festive menus for that extra special treat.

If you have a festive event that you are running in and around Guildford please submit details of it via our event form.

Get in the spirit of the Christmas season in Guildford 

Please check the websites of the event, venue or organiser before you travel to avoid disappointment, as opening dates and times may change.

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