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Christmas In Ramsey

That festive feeling is easy to track down in Ramsey! With a number of Christmas events planned during November and December, you won’t need to venture far to find festive fun on your doorstep in Huntingdonshire. Why not visit on of town’s festive events or take a look at our top tips for a happy and healthy Christmas?


Twinkling lights and festive windows
The Light Up Ramsey event sees the launch of Ramsey’s spectacular Christmas lights whilst local shop owners are competing for the prize of “best dressed window”. Enjoy both while you do your Christmas shopping or plan a special visit after dark to soak up the atmosphere. 

Ramsey Advent Markets
Ramsey’s ever-popular Artisan Market is turning festive! Don’t miss the chance to discover unique gifts from the local, talented market traders and browse the local shops at these special events. Taking place on four key Saturdays in the run up to Christmas – 27th November, 4th, 11th and 18th December.

Local shopping for gifts and treats
You can find a wealth of local independent businesses on the high streets of Ramsey, St Ives, Huntingdon and St Neots. 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 Ramsey

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 Lady’s Wood, Great Raveley, Upwood or the neaby Fens and enjoy a 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.

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