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WINTER EVENTS 2013

www.warwickdc.gov.uk

Warwick | Kenilworth | Royal Leamington Spa | Whitnash


We have a packed programme of events for you and your families across the whole area this autumn and winter! Whether you are looking for Pantomime, a Teatime Talk or a day at the Races – keep this guide handy to help you plan your time. We’ve got Christmas wrapped up with our Christmas Light Switchons, markets and lots of great Christmas shopping ideas! Key: Leamington Warwick Kenilworth WH Whitnash

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Sunday Autumn Markets Sunday 6 October Sunday 3 November Leamington Parade, 10am - 5pm L

For more info 01789 267000 www.sketts.co.uk/leamingtonspaevents

Halloween at the Haunted Castle 24 October - 2 November W

www.warwick-castle.com 0871 2652000

Warwick Town Bonfire & Fireworks Saturday 2 November Gates Open 5pm W

Warwick Racecourse Bonfire & Display from 6.30pm www.warwicktownbonfire.org.uk

Round Table Fireworks & Bonfire Saturday 2 November, 5.30pm K

Kenilworth Castle www.kenilworthroundtable.com

Arts at the Castle 4 – 29 November W

www.warwick-castle.com 0871 2652000


L Leamington Bonfire Night & Fireworks Tuesday 5 November, Gates open from 6pm

K Remembrance Day Service Sunday 10 November, 10am Service War Memorial, Kenilworth, 10.45am

Leamington Rugby Club, Kenilworth Road www.pitchero.com/clubs/leamington

W Remembrance Day Service War Memorial, Church Street, Warwick Monday 11 November 10.45am

W Warwick Races - First Jump of the National Hunt Season Wednesday 6 November

W Choral Concert – Handel Music for Vespers Tuesday 12 November, 7.30pm

Gates open 10.50am First race at 12.50pm Tickets call 08445 793013 www.warwickracecourse.co.uk

Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick Tickets available from Warwick Tourist Information Centre

W Warwick Words Teatime Talks Saturday 9 November, 4pm

L Leamington Christmas Light Switch On Sunday 17 November

The Friends Meeting House www.warwickwords.co.uk Box Office on 01926 776438

Leamington Parade 1pm-6pm Lights Switch-on, 5pm www.sketts.co.uk/leamingtonspaevents

L Leamington Remembrance Sunday Sunday 10 November, 10.45am

L Yuletide Fayres Sunday 17 November – 22 December

Leamington Parade

Leamington Parade 10am-5pm For more info 01789 267000 www.sketts.co.uk/leamingtonspaevents

W Remembrance Sunday Sunday 10 November, 10am Service

Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick


W Christmas Tree Festival Thursday 28 November – 1 December

The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk K Kenilworth Christmas Lights Switch On Friday 29 November, from 5pm

Warwick Road www.kenilworthweb.co.uk W Warwick Races – Midweek Jumps Wednesday 20 November, 12.50pm

Gates open at 10.50am Book tickets on 08445 793013 or online at: www.warwickracecourse.co.uk

W Warwick Words Teatime Talks Saturday 30 November, 4pm

Friends Meeting House www.warwickwords.co.uk Box Office on 01926 776438

Whitnash Lights Switch-on Sunday 1 December, 4-6pm WH

Fusiliers Homecoming Parade Tuesday 26 November, 2.30pm L

Leamington Parade

Warwick’s Celebrated Victorian Evening Thursday 28 November, 5-9pm W

Warwick Market Square W Treasure Island 28 - 30 November, 7.30pm 30 November, 2.30pm

Bridge House Theatre www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk 01926 776438

Plough & Harrow pub, Whitnash Road W The Spirit of Christmas Sunday 1 December, 2.30-5pm

Hill Close Gardens 01926 493339, email centremanager@hcgt.org.uk www.hillclosegardens.com


The Nutcracker Sunday 1 December, 5pm W

The Bridge House Theatre www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk 01926 776438

Christmas at the Castle 30 November 2013 – 5 January 2014

Kenilworth Christmas Lights Switch On Friday 6 December, from 5pm K

High Street www.kenilworthweb.co.uk

Book at www.warwick-castle.com 0871 2652000

Christmas Wreath Making Kenilworth Castle Friday 6 December, 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm

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A Venetian Christmas Tuesday 3 December, 7.30pm

01926 852078 for more info www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/ properties/kenilworth-castle

The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick Book at www.armonico.org.uk or call 0844 581 0750

St Mary’s Choir Concert Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm

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Big Picture Show for Warwick Court House 4 December

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Tickets available from St Mary’s Gift Shop, 01926 403940

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Jury Street, Warwick Tickets from Tourist Information Centre or www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Small Business Saturday Across the District 7 December, all day L W K

Support your local independents. Free parking in Linen Street car park, Warwick


L Aladdin Panto 7 December 2013 - 4 January 2014

L Lantern Parade Thursday 12 December, 5-9pm

Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 01926 334418

Leamington Parade 01926 470634 www.leamingtonlanternparade.co.uk

W Warwick Races Christmas Jumps Sunday 8 December, gates open at 10.40am

First Race 12.40pm Book tickets on 08445 793013 or online at www.warwickracecourse.co.uk W The Consort at Christmas: The President’s Dinner Tuesday 10 December, 7.30pm

Warwick Castle Great Hall Tickets on 08445 810750 or www.armonico.org.uk W Christmas Concert Tuesday 10 December, 7.30pm

Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick Tickets available from Warwick Tourist Information Centre

K Sleeping Beauty Priory Theatre 13 - 29 December

01926 863334 for more info www.priorytheatre.co.uk K Christmas Ghost Tour Kenilworth Castle Friday 13 December

01926 852078 for more info www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/ properties/kenilworth-castle W Warwick Santa Dash Sunday 15 December, 10am

Myton Hospice & St Nicholas Park 01926 838827 or email beth.nichols@mytonhospice.org W Warwick Light up a Life 15 December, 6pm

Myton Hospice Call 01926 838815 for details W The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe 17 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

Playbox Theatre For tickets call 01926 419555 or visit www.playboxtheatre.com W Christmas Concert Wednesday 18 December, 7.30pm

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre.


L The Mellstock Band Wednesday 18 December

Bridge House Theatre 01926 776438 www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk Part of a series of concerts from Leamington Music www.leamingtonmusic.org W Mother Goose 20 December 2013 - 1 January 2014

Bridge House Theatre www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk 01926 776438 K Kenilworth Lions Carols at the Castle Saturday 21 December, gates open at 5.30pm

Kenilworth Castle www.kenilworthlionsclub.co.uk W Carols at the Castle 21 December, 7.30pm, gates open 6.45pm

Warwick Castle www.carolsatwarwickcastle.co.uk K Humpty Dumpty Talisman Theatre 21 December 2013 - 4 January 2014

01926 856548 for more info www.talismantheatre.co.uk W Carols by Candlelight Monday 23 December, 7.30pm

Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick Tickets www.armonico.org.uk or call 0844 581 0750 K Kenilworth Lions Duck Race Abbey Fields Boxing Day, 12noon

www.kenilworthlionsclub.co.uk

K Open Morning with the Mayor Kenilworth Castle Boxing Day, 10am - 12noon W Warwick Races New Year’s Eve

Gates open from 10.50am First Race 12.50pm tickets on 08445 793013 or online at www.warwickracecourse.co.uk


For more information about events visit: www.visitwarwick.co.uk www.kenilworthweb.co.uk www.shakespeares-england.co.uk www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk www.whitnashtowncouncil.gov.uk

All information correct at the time of going to press. Warwick District Council cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in this guide.

Where possible, information can be made available in other formats, including large print, CD and other languages if required. To obtain one of these alternatives, please contact 01926 410410.

Working in partnership with www.warwickdc.gov.uk


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