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5 things to do in Cambridge in December

What to do in December in Cambridge.

Cambridge is a beautiful city in December, and there’s so much to do. We’re sharing a list of our top picks of things to do in Cambridge, from Christmas events on Parker’s Piece, to the ballet at the Corn Exchange.

Cambridge’s North Pole

Back this year, better than ever, and already open. The ice rink is joined by more great activities this year – including an ice bar and the longest ice slide in the UK. Perfect for kids who love winter sports, and great for adults how enjoy festive food and drink. Plan your trip to our version of the North Pole.

Haunted Cambridge Tours

As the nights are falling darker and getting colder, get to know Cambridge’s ghostly history. You’ll be taken down the cobbled streets of Cambridge and told real stories about the spirits that float around the city. It’s a great way to come across small cafes that aren’t on the main streets, and get a whole new perspective of the city. Find the best tour for you, and wrap up warm!

Wimpole Hall

A National Trust visit is always a winner – some love the walks and others are just waiting to get to the café. On December weekends, Wimpole Hall are hosting local choirs singing Christmas carols. A perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy a country walk. Learn more about Wimpole Hall here.

The Nutcracker at the Corn Exchange

See again or experience for the first time, The Nutcracker Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet is one that you can’t turn down. The timeless story accompanied with a full orchestra is bursting with magic from start to finish. Ready to be captivated? Take a look at the dates and get booking.

Linton Christmas Market

Step out of the city to the village of Linton on 11 December. The Christmas market hosts local businesses from all trades, carollers and delicious local food. You can also explore the area as everything is in walking distance – the organisers ask that you opt for public transport as the village doesn’t have much parking available. Find out more about the event and what you can expect.

Need a place to stay?

If you’re looking to visit Cambridge or fancy extending your day trip to an overnight one, we have serviced apartments across the city. You’ll feel immersed in the culture, can come and go as you like, and can enjoy the evening in if you wanted to. Plus, it means you can do more than one of our December in Cambridge picks. Take a look at our current offers, or give us a call to see how we can help.