Tis the season to get planning! Christmas is just around the corner and there are plenty of happenings in the lead up to the big day to get you and the family in the festive spirit.

We’ve put together a list of Christmas events in Harborough to keep you entertained:

Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle – November 19-23

For five nights in November, Rockingham Castle is transformed to Christmas Eve in 1849. The Castle’s decoration transports you back in time to a Victorian Christmas. Take a guided tour through the castle and hear stories from the butler, footman and housekeeper (dressed in period costumes) about Victorian family life for visitors.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the castle as well as the beautiful gardens and courtyard lined with lit Christmas trees.

The Castle restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner, mulled wine and mince pies!

Christmas light switch on – November 23

The big Market Harborough Christmas light switch on. This is when things really start to get Christmassy in Harborough! The 30ft Christmas tree lights on The Square will be switched on at 6pm and there will also be a chance to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto and enjoy a mince pie or two!

Market Harborough Christmas Market – November 30 – December 2

After a successful inaugural year, the Market Harborough Christmas Market returns to the town for in 2018 with a wide range of stalls selling a host of handcrafted, artisan-made, unusual and exotic arts, crafts, clothing and jewellery alongside a great choice of food and drink.

If you’re looking for some original Christmas present ideas, this market is a must!

Festive disco nights – Fridays and Saturdays in December

Every Friday and Saturday night in December, we’ll be hosting a festive disco night. Tickets include and a three-course meal and access to a disco that will run until 12:20am and bar open until midnight.

This is a great option for company parties or a get together with friends and family. From £27pp.

Market Harborough Christmas Fayre – December 7

The Market Harborough Christmas Fayre is the most anticipated Christmas event in the district. Because it only runs for one night only, the festive fayre draws in plenty of residents into the town for a fun-filled night.

Every year, Square is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a snow machine, Santa’s Grotto, choir, real reindeer, mulled wine, hot chestnuts and plenty of independent stalls to find a unique Christmas present.

This isn’t an event to be missed. 6pm-9pm.

*Our hotel car park will be closed from 3pm Friday 7th December for the Christmas Fayre*

Taste Treasure Trail Christmas edition – December 8

Following the sold out Taste Trail earlier in the year, Taste Harborough are running their first Christmas event! The family fun day will take you on an adventure around Market Harborough collecting clues, goodies and food and drinks samples from local businesses along the way.

Tickets are £4pp. Children will receive a Christmas hat and goodie bag.

*Our car park will remain closed till 4pm on the Saturday to accommodate Taste Harborough festive trail & Santa Grotto!*

Christmas in Market Harborough

Every Christmas, our restaurant and bar area is home to festive family get-togethers, company parties, disco nights, and everything in-between. We’ve always been a popular choice in Market Harborough for festive celebrations and with our newly renovated restaurant area, we are expecting Christmas bookings for 2018 to fill up even faster than usual.

For full details of all the Christmas happenings including our menus, take a look at our 2018 Christmas brochure.