Christmas In Huntingdon
Huntingdon is set to host a number of exciting new events in the run up to Christmas this year! Look no further for that festive feeling – you’ll find it all on your doorstep in Huntingdonshire. Why not visit one of the town’s festive events or take a look at our top tips for a happy and healthy Christmas?
Twinkling lights and festive windows
From mid-November, the town’s shopping streets will be lit up with beautiful Christmas lights and decorations.
Wrap up warm and take a wander to see them after dusk, or let them provide the perfect backdrop for your Christmas shopping. With a “best dressed window” competition underway, why not track down your favourite?
Christmas Saturdays in Huntingdon
Head to the town centre for these spectacular, festive Saturdays! Taking place on the 11h and 18th December, these free events will bring street entertainers, Christmas stalls and festive food sellers to the centre of Huntingdon.
Local shopping for gifts and treats
You can find a wealth of local independent businesses on the high streets of Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives and Ramsey. With shops selling everything from unique and locally made gifts and crafts, through to homewares, beauty products, books, beers, wines and spirits – you can tick off your whole gift list and perhaps even get a little something for yourself too. And don’t forget, many of our local independent businesses also sell gift vouchers – the ideal last-minute gift! View a directory of shops in Huntingdon
Make the most of Christmas with these 3 top tips…
1. Pre-order your festive food & drink from local businesses
No matter what’s on your shopping list – from meat, veg, bread and cake, to fruit, cheese, beer, and wine – our top tip for this year is to pre-order! Avoid a last-minute panic by shopping early, shopping safely and shopping locally. Many of the town’s butchers, bakers, grocers, delicatessens, beer and wine specialists are taking pre-orders, so why not ask at your local favourite shop?
2. Take a break from Christmas stress and excess with some fresh air and exercise
It’s easy to cosy up indoors with a box of festive treats and a screen, but why not use some of your downtime to explore the town’s beautiful parks and green spaces? There’s no need to wait until Boxing Day for that winter walk! Grab a takeaway hot drink and a piece of cake from your favourite café and head to Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Riverside Park, Spring Common and Stukeley Meadows for winter wander. Or try somewhere new by downloading the two free local walk apps Go Jauntly and TrailTale. Fresh air and exercise not only keeps your healthier, it’s also proven to improve your mental health and well-being too!
3. Ventilation and outdoor socialising is best
Remember, Covid cases are currently very high in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Don’t let Covid spoil your plans this Christmas - continue to follow Government guidance on hands, face, space and ventilation. Meeting outdoors is best. Please be considerate of others and only attend events or gatherings if you are symptom-free.