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Things to do in Cambridge

There are always plenty of things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year, but December is an extra special time with lots of festive activities to keep the whole family entertained.  To help you plan your trip, here are our top 10 things to do during December.  
 

1.  The North Pole Christmas Festival

Get in the festive spirit and enjoy fair rides and ice skating on Parker’s Peace from now until the 5th January: 

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2.  Visit Father Christmas at his grotto in Cambridge 

After a Long Journey direct from the North Pole Father Christmas is back in Cambridge, he is looking forward to meeting all the children in his specially prepared Grotto. 

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3.  Concert: St Augustine's chamber choir and Cambridge Brass 

St Augustine's Chamber Choir and Cambridge Brass play Christmas music. 

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4.  26 words 

An unusual exhibition by members of two leading creative organisations: 26, bringing together writers of many different kinds, and Letter Exchange whose members include lettercutters, calligraphers and type designers. 

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5.  Silent Partners: Artist & Mannequin from Function to Fetish 

Uncover the evolution and widespread use of the artist’s mannequin at the Fitzwilliam Museum’s new major loan exhibition, featuring life-size mannequins, dolls and over 180 remarkable artworks from collections across the world. 

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6.  Alladin at Cambridge Arts Theatre 

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime this Christmas with Cambridge Arts Theatre’s traditional family pantomime, Aladdin! 

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7.  A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve service held in King's College Chapel. The Festival was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world. 

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8.  D-Day – The Last of the Liberators 

This poignant photographic exhibition records, in a unique way, the stories of these remarkable individuals and their emotional but dignified return to the locations, in many cases the exact spot, which are tied to their most profound personal memories of the campaign; places where they saw action or were wounded, where they experienced instances of miraculous chance in the field or where they witnessed the loss of friends through the horror of battle. 

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9.  Horrible Christmas at the Cambridge Corn Exchange 

Horrible Histories proudly presents the terrible tale of Christmas as it’s never been told before! 

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10.  Music for Advent and for Christmas 

Let the Fairhaven Singers usher in this Advent season with a selection of joyful Christmas music by Judith Weir, Villette, Sweelinck and more. As always, there will be carols for audience participation. Make sure you arrive early, because for the first time ever the event will begin with wine and mince pies served from 7:15pm (included in the ticket price). 

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