Cool Events Column: Christmas crackers & movie marathon

Ex-BBC entertainment writer Sarah Bygrave has picked out the most festive events for December, with a Christmas comedy special and live music…

Merry Christmas everyone!

The festive season is here and what better way to join in with the fun than popping on your favourite novelty jumper and heading out to some cool events! Here are my top picks for December.

Okay, you all know by now that I love an open air cinema, but how amazing does this sound? The Craufurd Arms are hosting a Christmas Movie Marathon on the 22nd.

Choose whether you want to watch one, two or three films, enjoy a large bag of popcorn, a mulled wine and prepare to get seriously merry!

Find out more about the event on Facebook and I will see you all there.

If you love listening to live music and unwinding with a glass of fizz then The Blossom Room at The Hub has just the thing for you. Every Tuesday throughout December (including Christmas Eve) they are hosting their Piano and Prosecco nights.

How can I make this sound even better? Well, it is also 2-4-1 on Prosecco all night, so get a few friends together and toast the festive season in style.

On the 23rd Origami-est are hosting a Christmas Cracker Workshop at Newton Leys Pavilion, for you to unleash your creative juices and make some bespoke crackers for the big day.

The workshop will provide all materials, including mince pies, allowing you to choose your own patterns and finishing touches. All that is left to do is decide what goodies you will hide inside for your friends and family. Visit for more information.

Finally, if all the shopping and merriment has worn you out, then why not kick back and relax with some top quality comedy.

On the 20th in the Red Dot Bar at Stadium MK, The Comedy Cow Christmas Special has a fantastic show on offer, with comedy superstar Charlie Baker as the headline act.

You’ll know Charlie from Channel 4’s The Last Leg and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store – so make sure you don’t miss out, get your tickets from

If you are running or hosting an event and want to get in touch, you can email

This feature was published in the December 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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