The festive season has begun and there are some real treats in store this Christmas in Luton, thanks to The Culture Trust Luton. Whether you’re looking forward to a trip to the theatre with the family, a special visit to Father Christmas, or the chance to see Stockwood illuminated, as you’ve never seen it before.
Take a look at some of the highlights brought to you by the Culture Trust Luton this year and book your tickets, before it’s too late!
Luton Library Theatre, Luton Central Library, St George’s Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2NG
Don’t miss Santa’s Marvellous Magical Toyshop at the Luton Library Theatre from Saturday 14th to Monday 23rd December 2019. Christmas is coming, but after 164 years of service, Santa’s Chief Elf would like to retire. He’s getting old and he wants to spend Christmas with his little family. But poor Santa is left with a very big problem… who will make all of the toys for the good girls and boys? It’s a very big job and Santa must find someone he can trust – and fast! He places an advert on JobsForElves.com – what could possibly go wrong? This funny, festive show comes to life with catchy songs, beautiful puppets and Santa’s Marvellous Magical Toy Shop, full of glittery surprises! Suitable for children aged 3 years old + and their families. Includes a post-show meet and greet with the actors. Visit the website to book tickets or for more information.
Wardown House Museum and Gallery, Old Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7HA
On Sunday the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December 2019, visit Father Christmas at Wardown House. Curl up and listen to Mother Christmas’ festive story, share milk and cookies with one of the friendly elves and meet Father Christmas himself to receive a special gift from under the tree. Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes. Visit the website to book tickets or for more information.
London Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4LX
From Friday 6th to Sunday 29th December 2019, a magical trail of light will weave its way through the gardens of Stockwood Discovery Centre every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Discover Stockwood like you’ve never seen it before, as you walk on a self-guided tour through the illuminated pathways, which lasts around 30 minutes. Afterwards you can stay and enjoy festive food from a range of street food stalls including German Bratwurst sausages, locally produced burgers and vegetarian options too. On Fridays and Saturdays there will also be music provided by Mellowtone Jazz Duo. Celebrate Christmas in Luton at the beautiful gardens at Stockwood Discovery Centre. Visit the website to book tickets, or for more information.
On Saturday 14th December 2019, visit The Hat Factory and reflect, connect and exchange skills at the Seasonal Skill Swap. The event is free and instead you are asked to bring a donation of up to £5 of non-perishable goods, which will go to Luton Food Bank. Whether you’re a crafter, a dancer, a writer or a beatboxer, come and celebrate the artistic community then join the after party. From 4pm, join GRASSROOTS LUTON to meet artists to share the year’s challenges, stepping stones and accomplishments. Then, at 6pm pick your secret Santa and get making across the Hat Factory, coming back together at 7pm to share your skill with others and celebrate the creative community. Make your Christmas in Luton a creative one. Visit the website to book your free place or for more information.
For more information about what’s on in Luton over the festive season visit https://www.culturetrust.com/festivefun2019
Disclosure: This post is brought to you in association with Luton Culture Trust.