Cool Events column: Tipi bars and ice skating

Ex BBC entertainment writer Sarah Bygrave has picked out the coolest events for you to attend in MK during the cold but festive month of December

Step into great Christmas events!

Why not wrap up warm, leap outside your front door and explore Milton Keynes and all its festivities during the most wonderful time of the year.

There is so much going on in December, here are my favourite finds this month…

Forget walking in a winter wonderland, how about gliding around one!

The outdoor ice skating rink at Frosts in Woburn Sands is a fantastic opportunity to skate on real ice and get some great pictures for the family photo album.

Prices are from £6.50 and it’s there until the 7th of January.

If wrapping up warm and enjoying a festive tipple by a roaring fire is more your kind of thing then head to THOR’s tipi bar at intu Milton Keynes.

This is a great excuse to celebrate the glamour of Christmas and get cosy in one of the snugs with warm blankets and a glass of delicious fizz.

Take a break from shopping and visit the tipi up to the 31st December before it goes.

Christmas isn’t all about Santa hats and novelty jumpers!

How about dusting off your wackiest wardrobe items and popping to the Mad Hatters Gin Party at MK11. With a vast selection of different gins, cocktails and expert botanical pairings, it’s a great way to discover the delicacies of different gins.

So dust off your top hats, bunny ears, blue dresses and red lipstick and I’ll see you there on the 16th December from 8pm.

Finally, how about working up an appetite for all of those Christmas delicacies by taking part in the Santa Dash to raise money for Willen Hospice on the 17th December.

The £15 adult entrance fee includes your Santa outfit and children and dogs are also welcome to complete the 1.2 mile run.

Advance booking is essential so visit to register and download your sponsorship form to help raise money for a fantastic local cause.

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!

If you are running or hosting a local event and want to get in touch with Sarah, you can tweet her on @sarah_ celebrate

This column was published in the December issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link

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