Christmas in Doncaster

It's time to get planning for a magical Christmas in Doncaster with these great activities and events!

Christmas is fast approaching. Here are the festive events in Doncaster that you have to look forward to...

For more information about each of the events, simply click on the event name.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 29th November - 24th December

There's so much for you to look forward to this Christmas in Doncaster! Doncaster's Events team will be bringing us all the festive vibes at various events both in Doncaster town centre and Doncaster's local communities too...

RSPCA Christmas Fair - 20th November at New Hall, Bawtry

Over 20 stalls offering a great array of gifts for animals and humans alike, refreshments and rumour has it that Father Christmas will be making an appearance...

Christmas Fayre - 21st November at Boston Park Farm

With over 30 stalls for you to browse you will have the opportunity to be able to find some lovely Christmas gift ideas or even just a special treat for your self all while for a great cause! ...

DN Festival of Light - 25th -28th November at Doncaster Minster

This year, Right Up Our Street is working with creative Heinrich & Palmer to transform the interior of Doncaster Minster into an immersive world of light and colour, completely bespoke to the building... 

Hallcross Christmas Sessions - 25th November- 23rd December at Hallcross Pub

Hallcross is bringing a month of live performances along with the spirit of Christmas to ensure you will have a great night!

Handmade in Doncaster Christmas showcase - 27th November (Corn Exchange, Doncaster Market), 2nd December (Mexborough Market)

Join us this Christmas at one of our Handmade Doncaster Christmas Showcases where you will be able to buy a range of beautiful gifts all made by talented Doncaster makers. 

Scawsby Christmas Light Switch On - 26th December at Scawsby Community Centre

Scawsby Community Centre will be having a Christmas Light Switch On on the 26th of November to get our Christmas spirit going!

Enchanted North - 26th November-24th December at Thornhurst Manner

Journey through a woodland of pure seasonal magic encountering fairy folk, dazzling elves, mythical animals and perhaps even the big man himself...

Aladdin - 26th November - 31st December at Cast

Take to the skies with Aladdin as he seeks out his future and gets himself into lots of mischief and mayhem along the way! ...

Winter Illuminations - 18th November- 9th January at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The Winter Illumination light and lantern trail is returning to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, with 4 enchanted worlds to journey through we promise it will be bigger and better than last year...

Handmade Doncaster Christmas Showcases 27th November - 2nd December

Join us this Christmas at one of our Handmade Doncaster Christmas Showcases where you will be able to buy a range of beautiful gifts all made by talented Doncaster makers...

Christmas Adventure Quest - 27th November & 4th, 10th, 11th, 18th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st December and 1st, 2nd January at Brodsworth Hall & Gardens

Explore Brodsworth Hall with our festive family-friendly adventure quest. Follow the trail, find the clues and discover the hall's amazing stories and secrets...

Askern Christmas Market - 28th November at Askern Lake 

There will be over 29 stalls, fairground rides, a special feature from Santa, face painting, food stalls and lots more...

Christmas Fayre in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity - 28th -29th November at Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel

Join the Mount Pleasant Christmas Fayre as it returns for 2021, as always there will be a wide variety of stalls selling a range of festive goodies for you to purchase. All for a good cause...

Mexborough Christmas Light Switch On - 2nd December at Mexborough Market

Join Mexborough for their Christmas light switch on! There will be lots of fun activities including a Handmade in Doncaster Market, Santa's grotto and more.

Thorne Christmas Light Switch On - 3rd December at Thorne Moorends Town Council

Thorne Moore ends Town Council proudly presents the annual Christmas light switch on!

Christmas Live - 18th December (all other dates have sold out!) at Doncaster Racecourse

Christmas LIVE at Doncaster Racecourse is the place to be for the festive party season; a red carpet welcome awaits you as you arrive for your festive reception drink and enjoy the cabaret-style opening act...

Visit Santa at the Lakeside Village 4th - 24th December (selected dates) at Lakeside Village

South Yorkshire families can get in the mood for Christmas with a host of special activities and festive fun coming to Lakeside Village Outlet Shopping in Doncaster...

Owston Hall Christmas Fair - 4th-5th December at Owston Hall

There will be dozens of stallholders selling all sorts of great products for all ages. Pop in to get some fantastic gift ideas this festive season! ...

Conisbrough Christmas Market - 4th December based near Church Street and West Street

There will be lots to see and do with a decorated street, lots of market stalls with an array of Christmas Crafts...

Christmas Fayre - 5th December at Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club

There are a lot of events planned throughout the day to keep all ages satisfied and to foster the Christmas community spirit...

Bawtry Christmas Event - 5th December at Bawtry Town Centre

After an unprecedented year, Bawtry Retail Association is delighted to announce that we will once again be hosting this year’s spectacular Bawtry Christmas Event featuring favourites such as the Womacks of Bawtry Christmas Window, funfair rides, princess appearances, craft & gift stalls, live music and more...

Doncaster College Christmas Market - 8th December at Doncaster College

Join Doncaster College for an evening of fun and festivities at Doncaster College Christmas Market 2021! There will be something there for all ages with food, drinks, shopping, and more!

Christmas Jumper Raceday -10th-11th December at Doncaster Racecourse 

This is the first day of the traditional two-day pre-Christmas Doncaster fixture and it always produces a racecard full of thrilling racing for you and your friends, family or colleagues to enjoy. 

Alice in Wonderland (panto) - 11th-31st December at Doncaster Little Theatre

Alice is coming out of lockdown and straight into Wonderland. Join us as we go on an adventure like no other, down the rabbit hole, where nothing is as it should be and everything is turned on its head (Well actually a bit like 2020!).

Christmas Fair at Yorkshire Wildlife Park - 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Do you love a Christmas Market? Then join Doncaster's Yorkshire Wildlife Park this December for a festive fair like no other.

Doncaster Santa Dash - 11th December at Sandall Park

This fantastic event supports some amazing charities and has been run by the incredible Friends of Sandall Park team for many years. We hope we can continue to make them proud...

Hallcross Christmas Market - 16th December at Hallcross Pub

This fantastic Christmas market will have many Christmas stalls, mulled wine, mince pies, a hog roast and so much more...

Christmas at the Farm - 18th - 22nd December at Boston Park Farm

Join Boston Park Farm at the farm this Christmas where you can enjoy a set lunch in the tearooms with sandwiches, mince pies/cakes and hot or cold drinks. Then take a trailer ride to Santa’s grotto where each child will receive a special gift from the big man himself...

Charity Christmas Concert - 18th December at Doncaster Minster 

A beautiful Charity Christmas Concert featuring Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers and The Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band...

Drive-In Community Carol Service - 18th December in Salvation Army's Car Park

The Salvation Army Lakeside Community Church is hosting a Drive-In Community Carol Service in the car park.

Christmas with our noughty 90's party - 18th December at Doncaster Dome

Festive Raceday - 29th December at Doncaster Racecourse 

Who said Christmas was over? At Doncaster, the Yuletide fun continues with this festive race day a perfect family day out that kids and adults will both enjoy!

 

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