Special shopping evening

3 December, 5-7pm | The Oracle and Broad Street An evening to make Christmas shopping extra special, easy and an enjoyable experience for older and disabled people. Look out for a whole host of special offers, festive entertainment and refreshments throughout the town centre for one night only. Should additional help be needed on the night, please … Read More

Pop-up Carol Concert by Reading Phoenix Choir

2 December, 1pm-1:30pm | John Lewis Basement Floor Reading Phoenix Choir are a nationally renowned mixed-voice choir with singers from across the region. We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary this season, and celebrating with a series of landmark concerts across Reading and further afield. We’re delighted to support Reading’s Living Advent Calendar as part of our goal to … Read More

JMA Flashmob Carol Concerts

Dec 1, 11am-4pm | various venues The award-winning JMA performing arts will be popping up around town with their Christmas flash mob! Singing Christmas songs at unsuspecting members of the public – will you spot them?

Pop-up Music Lounge with Rediculture0ne30

Dec 1, 12-12.45pm at Broad Street Bar & Kitchen | 2.30-3.15pm at CUP, Blagrave Street Putting the calm into Christmas shopping… There’s nothing like the magic of the present moment – chill out to a well crafted combination of electronica and acoustic melody. Soak up the wintery theme of fire and ice from the comfort of an armchair, and … Read More

Christmas lights switch on 2018

Reading’s Christmas lights will illuminate the town centre from the weekend of 17 & 18 November. Town centre – 17 November On the afternoon of Saturday 17 November, the 8 metre-high Christmas tree in Broad Street and the 400,000 lights in the town centre will gradually come alight during the afternoon, accompanied by festival music … Read More

Have a very magical Christmas! Reading’s Christmas programme announced

There will be nowhere quite as magical as Reading this Christmas. As the festive season starts to sparkle, a host of enchanting events will take place to complement the town’s top-class shopping and dining scene. The town centre will host a breathtaking parade when Beautiful Creatures’ gigantic whale, Big Blue, is paraded down Broad Street. … Read More