Christmas in Redcar and Cleveland

Christmas in Redcar and Cleveland 2021

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Redcar and Cleveland!

Christmas is a magical time of the year and as we head towards the month of mulled wine, mistletoe and memory-making, here’s what you can expect to see in the towns of Redcar and Cleveland…

Redcar Christmas Light Switch On and Illumination Parade – 28th November

Following on from what proved to be a huge success last year when we were able to bring Christmas Spirit to your home with The Great Doorstep Switch On, the theme of illumination will once again be brought to life with an array of lanterns, lights and costumes. Wrap up warm and follow the crowds on a truly inspiring route of entertainment and outstanding musical performances by Spark! Illuminated Drummers and Back Chat Brass ahead of the Christmas Light Switch On.

Sparkling Marske Christmas Festival – 2nd December

Marske is set to sparkle as Santa and his parade including real reindeers, bring festive cheer and excitement to the streets of Marske. There will also be a craft fair and funfair.

Christmas Wreath Making at Kirkleatham Walled Garden – 2nd & 7th December

A Christmas Wreath makes a beautiful festive addition to your home. Why not create your own with Thyme to Bloom, no experience is necessary as you will be guided step-by-step. Workshops take place at the beautiful Glasshouse in the grounds of the Walled Garden by candlelight and you can even opt in for a festive Christmas lunch.

Eston Christmas Market – 3rd December

An open-air market selling crafts, foods and Christmas goodies with festive entertainment.

Christmas at Kirkleatham Museum – 4th & 5th, 18th & 19th December

Kirkleatham Museum will play host to mini outdoor Christmas markets, featuring brand new local traders. Entertainment includes music, outdoor street theatre, Christmas trails, and mini workshops… you might also get a glimpse of Santa and his Elves!

Guisborough Twilight Christmas Market – 7th December *TBC

Guisborough Town Council and the Friends of Chaloner Street Market will host a Twilight Christmas Market, including an outdoor Santa’s grotto and an array of festive street entertainment – fun for all the family.

Ice Trail – 11th December

Credit: Sand In Your Eye

Ice Sculpturers Sand in Your Eye will be delivering amazing ice sculptures along Redcar High Street and the Esplanade to create an exciting Ice Sculpture Trail. Not only can you revel in the amazing sight of these exciting ice sculptures, but you will be able to experience a live ice carve and see these talented artists at work and there will also be an ice workshop where the elves can help you write your letter to Santa and post them in our very own ice post box.

Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Community Carol Service – 16th December

All are welcome to join in for a traditional Christmas Carol Service at St Marks Church, Marske.

Aladdin – 24th – 30th December

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a good old pantomime, so dust off your flying carpets and take a trip to Coatham Memorial Hall for Tom Rolfe’s take on the much-loved tale of Aladdin. Expect dazzling scenery, colour costumes hilarious comedy, and amazing special effects.

Christmas at Ormesby Hall – Various dates throughout December.

This winter celebrate the festive season with Ormesby Hall and its enchanted winter. Visit the house decorated for Christmas or take part in family activities and seasonal treats.

Creative Christmas Workshops at Eston Arts Centre – various dates throughout December.

Have a creative Christmas and get stuck into an array of Christmas craft workshops throughout December.

Boxing Day Dip – 26th December

The Boxing Day Dip is back for 2021 when the brave face the freezing North Sea! Whether you’re there purely for the fresh air, fancy dress or to raise money for a good cause, it’s a great morning out!

For further information on all the events across the Borough, visit, our dedicated What’ On page, www.redcarcleveland.co.uk/enjoy/events/

Christmas in Redcar and Cleveland

As we head towards the month of mulled wine, mistletoe and memory-making, here’s what you can expect to see in the towns of Redcar and Cleveland… Learn More.

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