What’s On in December

Christmas Craft Fair – Tetbury Goods Shed –  Sunday 1st December

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come along to the second day of our two-day Fair for a beautiful selection of gifts and treats from local artisans and find your perfect Christmas gifts.

Choose from jewellery, local pottery, re-imagined items created from all manner of sources, books, prints, glass art and much much more.

Among those exhibiting are Hook House Pottery, Nat Morley, who has recently had a very successful exhibition at the Goods Shed, Patricia Chicharro’s paintings on silk and Sally Brooks Raku ceramics.

For other exhibitors see our website:

The Whistle Stop Café will also be open, offering seasonal and warming refreshments.


Greening Tetbury Meeting – Wednesday 4th December

7:30 pm

Please join Greening Tetbury and one of their five focus groups (*Energy *Minimal Plastic *Food *Transport *Communication) as they reconvene at Christ Church, The Chipping, Tetbury for their fourth meeting. “Together we can make Tetbury a greener”

More information from email or visit Greening Tetbury website online.


Tetbury Christmas Tree Festival and Memory Tree – Monday 2nd December to Friday 3rd January 2020

For the third year running Tetbury Town Council will host this fabulous festival – come and see a festive array of beautifully decorated trees supplied and dressed by local organisations, schools and clubs all in the stunning setting of St Saviour’s Church.  You also have the opportunity to leave your memories of loved ones, friends and family, on our Christmas Memory Tree.


Tetbury Christmas Light Switch On & Festive Evening – Friday 6th December

Lighting Tetbury up once again on Friday 6 December 2019, the Annual Christmas Lights Switch On will include festive music, carols, market stalls, Christmas crafts and the chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Watch the lantern procession from 5:40 pm and join the Mayor and a child from St. Mary’s Primary School for the big switch-on at 6:00 pm.

There will also be the opportunity to do some late night shopping in the town’s beautiful independent shops and boutiques!

Parade – 5:40 pm

Community Carols at the Market House – 5:45 pm

Light Switch On  – 6:00 pm

Santa’s Grotto and Children’s Christmas Crafts in the Market House – 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have any queries about the event, stalls etc., you can contact Nikki Ind on 01666 504670 or email:


Tetbury Christmas Light Switch On & Festive Evening – Friday 6th December 

As part of the above, there will be a fundraiser for Tetbury & District Twinning Association.

Under the Market Hall from 5:00 pm

Homemade Mince Pies & Mini Christmas Cakes for sale

Wrapped Bottle Stall – is yours full of Wine or Water?

Children’s Jam Jars full of surprises

Come along and help us maintain our bonds of friendship with Chatillon sur Indre in France


Christmas Concert –  Friday 6th December

7:30 pm

Cirencester Parish Church

HELP Appeal (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) for the County Air Ambulance Trust

Guest readers: Anne Robinson, Michael ‘Eddie The Eagle’ Edwards, Jackie Colburn

Featuring: Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Trumpeter Dr Peter Medland and Nicki Kennedy (soprano) & Kate Hicks Beach (contralto)

To book please visit or call 0800 3898 999

Sponsored by Steppes Travel


Christmas Fayre – Tetbury Market Hall – Saturday 7th December

10 am to 12:30 pm

Stalls galore to include Christmas Gifts, Decorations, Produce & Cakes, Tombola & Raffle and a Church Shop Stall amongst others.

Tea & Coffee, Mince Pies & Cakes

Organised by St Mary’s Church.


Grand Christmas Tree Sale – Saturday 7th December

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10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tetbury Goods Shed and Miller Homes development car park

Christmas trees ranging in size from 2ft to 4ft will be on sale by Tetbury Lions with prices ranging from just £10 to £15.

All trees are ‘non-drop’ and sustainable. They all have roots are are presented in a pot.

Not just for Christmas – After Christmas why not pop it on your porch, patio or balcony?

You can pre-order and collect on sale day by calling Ken White on 01666 504189 or email


Tetbury Community Christmas Carol Service – Saturday  7th December

St Saviours Church Community Annual Carol Service

5:30 pm

For the third year in a row Tetbury Town Council will be hosting this amazing community event – with the success of the last two years services and the popularity of the free mulled wine and mince pies we will be doing it all again!

All welcome – please wrap up warm as it’s a ‘closed’ church – there’s no heating system!

All donations received to go to the Churches Conservation Trust.

If you have any queries about the event please contact Tara on 01666 504670 or email:


Tetbury Goods Shed – All on a Winter’s Night – Johnny Coppin – Saturday 7th December

7:30 pm10:00 pm

With Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury

One of England’s finest singer-songwriters presents his popular annual concert with a mix of carols and songs old and new, together with stories and folklore.

Tickets £15 (£7 under 16’s) in advance from Tetbury Visitor Information Centre or online.


Printing workshop – wrapping paper, cards and gifts – Sunday 8th December 

10am -1pm

Artique, Talboys House, 17 Church St, Tetbury, GL8 8JG

In this half day workshop you will learn to use traditional block printing techniques to create your own wrapping paper, cards and gift tags.

There will also a chance to use rollers to print some great recyclable wrapping paper.

After a demonstration, we will begin to print onto tissue and a variety of papers and card.

You will choose your favourite blocks to print a cotton bag, napkins or tea towel

Suitable for beginners

£45 including all materials 

To book see

Tutor : Clare Walsh


Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble Christmas Concert – Tetbury Goods Shed – Sunday 8th December

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary Year, The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble return by public request with a Christmas Special guaranteed to get you in the mood for the Festive Season as they perform a wide variety of music from 13th Century carols to Latin American rhythms, warm romantic melodies to popular modern music.

Tickets: £5.00 (accompanied under 14’s free) from Tetbury Goods Shed



Christingle Service – St Mary’s Church – Sunday 8th December

4:00 pm

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Tetbury

Christingle characters

Celebrate Christingle with us and help give young people a brighter future.


Tetbury Film Society – The Divine Order – Wednesday 20 November

7:00 for 7:30 pm

Dolphins Hall, New Church Street, Tetbury

Cocooned from the political and sexual revolutions taking place in other western countries, Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is bored with housework and wants to return to work but it’s against the law for her to go against her husband’s wishes making the right to vote for women increasingly necessary.

Cert 12A. 96 mins.

Members: Free. Guests: £6.00 each.

Subscription forms available from Amanda Briggs on 01666 503016 or download from


St Michael’s Parish Pre-Christmas Lunch – Friday 13th December

12:30 pm for 1:00 pm

For catering purposes, please book in advance by telephoning 07929333383.


Didmarton Rural Cinema – Green Book – Friday 13th December

Doors open at 6.30pm with cash bar – Film show starts at 7.30pm

Didmarton Village Hall

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Tickets: £3.50 in advance from 01454238358 or £4.00 on the door


Tetbury Community Choir – Christmas Concert – Saturday 14th December

7:30 pm

Tetbury Goods Shed

Since September we have been learning ten new pieces chosen by our new Musical Director, Nicola Atwell, that we will perform together with one of our old favourite numbers “Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre.

There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in with a few Christmas Carols  and also listen to performances given by some of the pupils from Westonbirt School.

The evening promises to be an enjoyable festive evening, so do come along and support your local choir.

Tickets £10 from Tetbury Visitor Information Centre, Tetbury Hardware, online or from any choir member.


Tetbury Goods Shed – The Spitfire Sisters – Sunday 15th December

7:30 pm10:00 pm

Christmas is The Spitfire Sisters’ favourite time of year. They will be performing festive songs both old and new, with their unmistakable vintage styling and extra mirth for good measure. Bells will be jingled and merriment will be made as they sing a song collection to warm you better than a glass of mulled wine.

Tickets £14 in advance from Tetbury Visitor Information Centre or online.


Winter Wonderland Christmas Party – Westonbirt House – Friday 20th December

7 pm to 12:30 am (Saturday!)
Join us for a magical and unforgettable evening of festive fun in a beautiful setting steeped in history and heritage. Set in a Grade 1 listed manor house in the middle of a stunning 210 acre estate, this will be a very special event and we are looking forward to welcoming guests from the Cotswolds and beyond.
Tables seat 8 so may be shared for groups of less than 8 guests.
Tickets £48.00 per person to include: a glass of fizz or mulled wine on arrival, a delicious 3 course festive menu, live music & dancing and other exciting entertainment.
A gin cocktail bar will also be open (cash bar)
To purchase a ticket please visit
Enquiries to 01666 881338 or email

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