Where history meets imagination

Visit the idyllic market town of Newbury this Christmas, surrounded by West Berkshire’s most historic buildings.

Watch Newbury’s rich history be brought to life as you step back in time at Newbury’s first ever three-day Victorian Christmas Fayre on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December. See Newbury’s stunning Festival of Light return bigger and better than ever for 2021. Go Green this Christmas at Newbury Vegan Christmas Market. Lose your slippers laughing at this year’s family pantomime. Uncover ‘5 old things‘ in historic Newbury.  

Take advantage of the array of independent shops, eateries, and speciality pubs on offer to make gift buying and indulgent dining with the family extra special this festive period. Buying handmade and supporting small business has never been easier (or more important!) this Christmas.

Why not make a weekend of it by staying at one of Newbury’s hotels, catering to the needs of both boutique and budget?


Watch our Christmas in Newbury TV advert below – yes, it’s Newbury’s first! 


Newbury has a thriving independent scene, making it easier than ever to enjoy indulgent dining somewhere truly unique this festive season. From Michelin Guide restaurants, winner of ‘Best Bar in Berkshire‘, an authentic American smokehouse, award-winning afternoon tea along the canal, and home-brewed cider and ales on-site at multiple venues, there is something the whole family can enjoy in the town centre. Check out the list of restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes for you to visit on your trip, also featuring the national chains in Newbury should you prefer a taste of home while away.  


Boasting open-air shopping with a famous mix of old and new, Christmas shopping is no longer a chore here in Newbury.  Away from the hustle and bustle of over-crowded city high streets, Newbury offers all the regular chain and department stores you would expect to see in large cities- alongside an array of independent retailers- with the comfort of the town centre canals and calming greenery of the parks nearby. 


Whether you’re coming by road or by rail, seeking boutique or budget accommodation, or perhaps you’re simply looking to come for the day (we strongly advise a weekend escape- though we’re biased!), see below for all you need to know to plan your trip to Newbury.


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Visit Newbury’s Christmas in Newbury campaign is receiving up to £38,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.


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