Party Games at Eclectic Games

9 December, 10:30am-6pm | Eclectic Games, Union Street Come down to eclectic games and try out the hot new party games for Christmas, with demos by the fantastic Big Potato Games. There will be something new for you to try, perfect for all the family! Free entry all day! Mince pies and mulled apple juice while supplies last!

Jeff the Giant Elf

9 December, 4-4:30pm | Market Place Jeff the Giant Elf has lost his Christmas spirit and is stuck in Reading until he gets it back. Can the children of Reading help him find it so he can get back to Santa in time for Christmas to make sure all the children get their presents in time?

Reading Santa Run

9 December, 10am-midday | Town centre Reading Santa Run time is here again, raising thousands of pounds for local charities. Our race attracts hundreds of runners to the Reading Town Centre every December. Entrants come from all walks of life and abilities. All are very welcome to join us in this great family festive fun event. SEE HERE … Read More


8 December, 1-1:30pm | Reading Museum Atrium (2nd floor) Austentation are an elegant costumed Regency ensemble, who perform music from the time of Jane Austen, including material from her personal collection at Chawton in Hampshire. They consist of the well-established instrumentalist Frank Underwood, the accomplished singer Gillie Tunley, the excellent guitarist Angela Mayorga and the versatile singer/guitarist Beverley … Read More

A New Coat for Christmas by Anna Glynn

8 December, 11am and midday | Central Library, Kings Road Reading Rep presents a show for children 3+ and their families. Enjoy music, fun and a flock of very fluffy sheep in this tale of finding friendship in the most surprising circumstances. No need to book – please just turn up! Charity raffle – bring some change along and enter the … Read More

A Very Crayola Christmas (over 18s only)

7 December, 6:30-7:15pm | Grosvenor Casino, Queens Road Up-and-always-coming, Crayola is THE Queen of Colour *rainbow emoji* and London’s America’s Sweetheart. An alum of Not Another Drag Competition, a regular fixture at KlubKids UK’s iconic London shows, as well as a hostess at Dalston’s The Karaoke Hole, this Queen has been having a ball serving her unique brand of … Read More

Warhammer Workshop

6 December, 7-9pm | Games Workshop, Broad Street Mall, Oxford Road Experience the Warhammer Hobby with us, Build your own fantastic free Citadel Miniature, Bring it to life with a coat of Paint and Play with your creation in a tabletop battles game against a friend. Charity raffle – bring some change along and enter the raffle for your chance to … Read More

Nicole Johnson Sings Julie Andrews

6 December, 6:30- 7:15pm | But Is It Art, Queen Victoria Street Let’s start at the very beginning… when you sing you begin with Do, Re, Mi. Wearing my favourite dress and playing my favourite ukulele, I will sing some ‘Favourite Things’: songs made famous by Julie Andrews. Charity raffle – bring some change along and enter the raffle for … Read More

Dolly from the Clothes Pegs Chorales Christmas

5 December, 7 -7:20pm | Nibsy’s, Cross Street What happens when Dolly from the Clothespegs puts on her Chamber choir mantle and sings a bit of latin, occasionally accompanied by banjo or spoons. Riverbilly vespers? A carol service for cowboys? I don’t think she even knows herself! Charity raffle – bring some change along and enter the raffle for your … Read More