Camberley town centre is set to be a magical place this winter with an array of special events taking place every weekend through November and December until Christmas.

A Nutcracker Ballet themed weekend is taking place in Cambridge Square (outside House of Fraser), The Square shopping centre on 3 and 4 November. See dance performances with dancers from Camberley’s Bluebell Ballet School. Your child will have the opportunity to take part in dance workshops to learn ballet steps and take part in the final show at 4pm. There will also be storytelling and a special craft session making mice ears.

The popular Christmas lights switch event on will take place on Saturday 17 November. Join in from 10am for Camberley’s Christmas market, festive entertainment and special guests, followed by the switching on of the lights, live music and fireworks at 4.30pm, even Peppa Pig is travelling to Camberley to see this show! You can see Peppa at intervals throughout the day in The Square shopping centre.

Eight unique reindeer are coming to Camberley town centre in December. The reindeer have all been decorated by local schools and nurseries and will be positioned around town, can you spot them? Pick up a form from The Square or The Atrium to record your reindeer sightings. Prizes to be won if you find them all.

A very special Camberley Christmas Parade will take place at 4pm on Saturday 1 December. The parade will include a mixture of community groups, schools, businesses and a marching band as we welcome Father Christmas to Camberley in a horse drawn carriage. The parade will conclude on Park Street where there will be entertainment and festive refreshments for sale. There is still time for organisations to get involved in the day – please contact business.services@surreyheath.gov.uk for more details.

Get even further into the Christmas spirit with live music in The Square. During late night shopping on Thursday 13 December there will be an evening of Christmas Carols, led by the Surrey Heath Singers, before a weekend of free Christmas concerts across Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December featuring a mixture of professional artists and local community groups.

The Square and The Atrium have lots of festive fun planned too. In The Square you’ll find Father Christmas in his magical grotto, children can visit for just £4 which includes a gift. You can also join Santa for breakfast (all bookable in advance, find out more https://www.thesqcamberley.co.uk/.

To coincide with Camberley Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty panto there will be Sleeping Beauty themed activities on 1 and 2 December, including dressing up and arts and crafts. You will also have the opportunity to take special Christmas photos in a snow globe on Saturday 9 December.

The Atrium are running an Elf School on 8 and 9 December. Enrol and get trained up to be one of Santa’s little helpers.

Is that all? Oh no it’s not! Camberley theatre has its panto! This year ‘Sleeping Beauty’ – a brand new adaptation of the classic fairy-tale. This spell-binding production features singalong songs, high energy choreography, beautiful scenery and a host of side-splitting jokes! Find out more and book your tickets https://www.camberleytheatre.co.uk/events/sleeping-beauty

Councillor Richard Brooks, Deputy Leader, Surrey Heath Borough Council said;

“As part of our investment in Camberley town centre we are supporting our local retailers and businesses by working with our town centre partners; including The Square, Camberley Theatre, The Atrium and Collectively Camberley to organise some fantastic events. These events also provide wonderful free entertainment for our local families and communities. We hope everyone has fun in Camberley this winter.”

Karen Whelan, CEO, Surrey Heath Borough Council said;

“Camberley is all set to be an amazing place as we lead up to Christmas. This events programme has been carefully designed to provide something for everyone, but in particular families and children as Christmas is such a magical time for this age group.”

Full events listing December

  • 1-31 December – Camberley town centre Reindeer Hunt, can you find all eight? Pick up a form from The Square or The Atrium to record your sightings
  • 1-24 December – Write your letter to Santa, The Square 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 Dec Fun Pixie House events for children will be taking place every weekend in The Square
  • 1-24 December – Visit Father Christmas in his grotto, The Square. Book your space at bookfatherchristmas.co.uk/camberley
  • 1-31 December – Camberley town centre Reindeer Hunt, can you find all eight? Pick up a form from The Square or The Atrium to record your sightings
  • 1 December, 4pm – Take part in our Christmas Parade!
  • 1 and 2 December – Sleeping Beauty Weekend, The Square
  • 8 and 15 December – Enrol at Elf School this Christmas in The Atrium
  • 8, 15 and 22 December – Breakfast with Santa, The Square. £10 for each child, book at the Customer Service Desk
  • Sunday 9 December – Free Snow Globe, The Square
  • 10 – 31 December – Sleeping Beauty panto, Camberley Theatre
  • 13 December – evening of Christmas Carols during late night shopping, led by the Surrey Heath Singers
  • 16 and 17 December – Enjoy Festive Music, The Square

For more details and to see the full events listings please visit www.camberleybeinspired.com

In addition, late night shopping will be taking place every Thursday.

All your favourite stores will be open until 8pm, plus park for just £1 and receive a free gift if you spend over £50.

A fabulous opportunity to do your Christmas shopping and avoid the weekend crowds.

Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre.

SHBC’s investments have already seen the unique acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership. Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.

A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new business space.

SHBC is also currently in the process of sourcing an innovative developer partner for the London Road site. Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development.

The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.