Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Christmas events

Elf: The Musical

Elf: The Musical

Wednesday 10 November 2021 – Saturday 13 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

Coventry’s Youth Operetta Group is back doing what it does best with Elf: The Musical!

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday 24 November 2021 – Saturday 8 January 2022

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

This Christmas the Belgrade’s legendary LIVE pantomime is back and it promises to be a Beauty of a show!

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Fairytale of New York

Fairytale of New York

Thursday 25 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

From the producers of the hit show Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners, Fairytale of New York is the ultimate feel-good Irish-inspired Christmas show.

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Friday 26 November 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen.

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Allesley Park Christmas Fair

Allesley Park Christmas Fair

Saturday 27 November 2021

Location: Allesley Park Community Centre 199 Winsford Ave, Coventry, CV5 9NG

Santa's Grotto, Crafts, Gifts, Tombolas, Refreshments, Charity Stalls...

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Warwick Christmas Lectures 2021

Warwick Christmas Lectures 2021

Monday 29 November 2021 – Monday 6 December 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Warwick Christmas Lectures are back!

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Fairy-tale of New York – Christmas Party Nights

Fairy-tale of New York – Christmas Party Nights

Friday 3 December 2021 – Saturday 18 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Starry New York skylines, Times Square and Festive Magic in the air… Let us transport you to a Fairy-tale of New York for a truly spectacular Christmas Party, in a completely transformed Rialto Plaza.

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Jethro Tull Christmas Concert

Jethro Tull Christmas Concert

Friday 3 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Rock legends Jethro Tull will be performing The Christmas Jethro Tull concert in Coventry Cathedral on Friday 3rd December 2021.

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Art Masterclass: Festive Rag Wreaths

Art Masterclass: Festive Rag Wreaths

Saturday 4 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us for this festive masterclass and make a beautiful rag wreath decoration, with a Christmas treat from the Café included too.

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Saturday 4 December 2021

Location: Albany Theatre Albany Rd Coventry CV5 6JQ

The Albany Theatre presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Kevin Shaw.

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Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Christmas Story Special

Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Christmas Story Special

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us for an extra special Sensory Stories & Rhymes session, as we retell the classic story ‘The Night Before Christmas’ for our under 5’s audience.

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Christmas Music by Candlelight

Christmas Music by Candlelight

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

This popular concert, an atmospheric sequence of music and readings – old and new – celebrates the Christmas story in all its guises.

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Santa’s Magical Mystery Guest

Santa’s Magical Mystery Guest

Thursday 9 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Santa, Ellie and Rudolph are getting ready for the big night.

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Christmas Music in aid of the NSPCC

Christmas Music in aid of the NSPCC

Saturday 11 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Coventry Cathedral Chorus will be performing two Christmas concerts in aid of the NSPCC. The concerts will be celebration of all things Christmas.

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Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Santa Sing-Along Special

Sensory Stories & Rhymes – Santa Sing-Along Special

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us for our favourite Sensory Stories & Rhymes session of the year, as we welcome a very special visitor from the North Pole!

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Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight

Friday 17 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show

Saturday 18 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Four timeless stories brought to life in one delightful show.

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Come and Sing at Christmas with John Rutter

Come and Sing at Christmas with John Rutter

Saturday 18 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Armonico Consorts are delighted to present this festive vocal workshop day led by one of the greatest composers and arrangers of Christmas Carols ever to have lived, John Rutter.

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Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Monday 20 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

Looking to make this Christmas extra special for your little ones?! Well look no further, this Christmas we’re doing a super special afternoon tea with Santa!

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A Christmas Adventure!

A Christmas Adventure!

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

From the company that bought you the Magical Doorstep Elf visits.

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Christmas Pantomime

Christmas Pantomime

Thursday 23 December 2021 – Friday 24 December 2021

Location: Rialto Plaza 85 Moseley Ave, Coundon, Coventry CV6 1HR

The Infamous Rialto Plaza Christmas Pantomime returns – this year’s offering of Little Red Riding Hood is sure to sell out!

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‘The Snowman’ Tour at Coventry Cathedral

‘The Snowman’ Tour at Coventry Cathedral

Thursday 23 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

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Christmas Holidays: Winter Origami

Christmas Holidays: Winter Origami

Tuesday 28 December 2021 – Thursday 30 December 2021

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

​Join us for some seasonal celebrations as we craft handmade three-dimensional sculptures from origami paper.

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G4 Christmas at Coventry Cathedral

G4 Christmas at Coventry Cathedral

Thursday 30 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting…

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‘The Future is Bright’ – Glittertastic NYE Family Rave

‘The Future is Bright’ – Glittertastic NYE Family Rave

Friday 31 December 2021

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

For a third year running, the sell out New Year’s Eve Big Fish Little Fish family rave is BACK at Coventry Cathedral with legendary DJ Glenn Aston ). This year’s theme is Glittertastic!

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