Flying the Purple Flag this Winter
Purple Flag is an award for the safe management of towns and cities after dark (5pm – 5am). Managed by the ATCM, there are over 70 Purple Flag towns and cities in the UK and Ireland.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the North Pole on Parkers’ Piece, to start your night with ice skating and mulled wine. Cambridge Arts Theatre plays host to Aladdin for this year’s panto, so what would you ask the genie for this Christmas? Town & Gown has a production of Miracle on 34th Street based on the 1947 radio hour broadcast – the battle of Kris Kringle vs the Supreme Court. The St Petersburg Classic Ballet will perform at the Corn Exchange, with the Nutcracker and Swan Lake. If you prefer to be in the driving seat for all the action, head to LockHouse Escape Games for brain-teasing puzzles and a mild sense of peril.
DRINKING & DANCING
Have you tried the newly reopened Cambridge Union Cellars, famous for hosting the Footlights back in the day? Or if you’re in the mood for music, head to De Luca Cucina & Bar for live piano, and La Raza has regular takeovers from bands and DJs. MASH is an independent nightclub, keeping Cambridge up after hours all week long. Revolution is promising show stopping Christmas spectacles, including their cocktail masterclasses. Or, if you’re in the mood for a Christmas party, Vinyl has private rooms and VIP tables, with party planners to do the hard work for you!
Clayton Hotel Cambridge is perfectly located near the train station and Botanic gardens. It offers Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve dining with complimentary prosecco. At the University Arms, guests staying on Christmas Eve will enjoy a truly festive experience – carol singers, sherry and cream tea in luxury surroundings. Varsity Hotel & Spa has special menus throughout December at their restaurant SIX, with yuletide songs in a festive setting. Graduate Hotel guests this winter can enjoy frosty views of the River Cam, whilst feeling cosy inside its Garden House restaurant with an open grill kitchen.
SERVICES IN THE CITY
On Friday and Saturday nights 10pm – 4am, the dedicated Street Pastors keep an eye out for anyone in need. They offer directions, food and drink, and other practical support. And on each payday weekend and every weekend in December, the Taxi Marshals at the St Andrews Street Taxi Rank help everyone get home safely.
Top Tips for Staying Sustainable this Christmas
Wrapping Paper There is a very simple test to check whether you can recycle your wrapping paper or not – scrunch it into a ball and wait for a few seconds. If it stays scrunched up, you can recycle as you would any other paper and if it springs back then it can’t be recycled…. View Article
Love Christmas Guide 2022
Shopping at Christmas time does not get much better than when you come into Cambridge, the lights are twinkling, the carols are being sung – a truly wonder experience for all. Our gift guides this year will hopefully give you some inspiration on what to buy for all your loved ones. With present ideas for… View Article
Fun things to do this Autumn/Winter
See the changing colours in one of the many beautiful green spots across the city from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Milton Country Park to Jesus Green or Stourbridge Common. Perfect for capturing those Autumnal shots! Enjoy a hearty warming meal at one of our many fantastic local pubs like The Cambridge Brew House, The… View Article
Family friendly activities for £10 or less in Cambridge this summer
The Cambridge Book Bench Trail Explore every nook and cranny of our wonderful city as you follow the trail to discover 12 completely unique book benches across Cambridge from the historic core to shopping centres and parks. This summer Cambridge BID in partnership with Wild in Art has installed 12 individually designed Book Benches across… View Article
Dog Friendly Cambridge
Park and Ride Accessing the city with your pooch has never been easier with the network of Park & Ride buses allowing you to travel with your dog for free (however, they will need to sit on the floor). Buses run from five sites across the city, and tickets cost as little as £3 return… View Article
Top five things to see and do in Cambridge this summer
This summer, the historic city of Cambridge invites holidaymakers to venture along its quaint streets to discover brand new boutique accommodations, exciting attractions and unrivalled al fresco dining throughout the charming city centreand its lush green spaces beyond.
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