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What’s taking place this November in Chelmsford?


We’re well on our way into Winter now and the days just keep getting shorter. But like always, there’s still so many events taking place throughout the month of November that you’re bound to enjoy. Halloween is out of the way which means it’s time to start getting excited about Christmas and all the joy it brings.

We’ve compiled a list of what we think you’ll want to see in the upcoming month, so keep reading if you haven’t got anything planned!

5th – 6th November: Hyde Hall Woodfest

Now that all the leaves have changed from green to gold, it’s time for Hyde Hall to host Woodfest. A celebration of Autumn before the weather becomes wintery again. There is something for everyone to see and do, the activities are one of a kind! This November check out skilled artisans doing what they do best, working on traditional crafts such as heavy horse log pulling, willow weaving, whistle making and more. However, this festival isn’t just for those interested in the crafts, lovers of food and drink will be pleased to try the local produce. For more information about what’s on and ticket prices, click here.

8th – 12th November: Oliver

When you think of what is Britain’s most beloved musicals ever, it just has to be Oliver! The Dickens’ story is being brought to life on the Civic Chelmsford City Theatre by Chelmsford Young Generation for you to enjoy for several nights this November. Directed by award-winning Director, Sallie Warrington, you can expect great choreography and an amazing score from Lionel Bart. Keep an eye out for your favourite songs such as You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two and Consider Yourself. For information about ticket prices and the times, click here.

12th November: Murder Mystery Evening

What’s great about Chelmsford City Racecourse is that every so often they hold non-raceday events for the public to enjoy and this night is no different. If you’ve been wanting to play detective for a while, then this is your chance. Help solve The Tale of the Dark horse and figure out who murdered bookie Jack Riley. It will be a night of jealousy, drama, high tempers and high stakes. Can you handle it? To book your tickets, click here.

19th November: Catwalk at the Course

Chelmsford City Racecourse have two non-raceday events this November, the second being an amazing Catwalk at the Course event. There are still tables available for Essex’s Fashion Event of the Year and you can enjoy a night of live music and original designs from Joey Bevan, Fusion Tailoring and Claudette Joseph. There will even be a special equestrian themed collection created by the Fashion Design BA (Hons) students from South Essex College. For information about tickets click here.

20th November: Hylands Christmas Fayre and Table Top Market

With just over a month to go until Christmas arrives, it is time to start getting presents for your loved ones and soak up the atmosphere. There will be over 100 stalls at Hylands Academy this November, ranging from Christmas gifts and decorations to festive treats to eat. If this seems like your kind of scene, then click here for more information.

25th-27th November: The Magic of Christmas at Hyde Hall

Bring the kids along to Hyde Hall towards the end of November to meet Santa Claus and his little elves for a magical start to the Christmas season! Enjoy a story time session with the man himself and don’t forget to bring your letter for Santa with you. For more information about this special event, click here.

27th November: Christmas Lights Switch-On

The event that really does get everyone excited is when the city’s Christmas lights get switched on at the end of November. Hosted by Heart Radio presenters Martin and Sue. The events will take place outside Shire Hall, showcasing local and professional talent to entertain you. Starting at 2pm and lasting all the way until 5pm, the event will end with a spectacular firework finale. That is bound to make you excited! For information about this amazing event, click here.

Stay With Us This November

We pride ourselves on knowing that time and time again people choose to stay with us when they visit Chelmsford. We have multiple offers available that you can see here. Our rooms are luxurious and will offer you everything you could possibly need on your getaway

Check out all our suites and executive rooms we have available right here and book now before they’re all gone!

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