Visitors to Leamington town centre are being invited to unwrap the magic of Christmas and enjoy a host of festive activities over the coming weeks.

Alongside beautiful Christmas lights and shop windows, lots of popular attractions and events organised by BID Leamington are returning and there are some new surprises for all the family to enjoy.

Santa’s giant red Postbox has returned this year next to the Town Hall, and everyone is invited to post their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus.

Those who post their letters can leave their contact details and be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of vouchers to spend in Leamington’s shops.

For families wishing to get creative in the run-up to Christmas, Santa’s Elf Workshop can be found on the Lower Mall in Royal Priors near the Parade entrance.

Visitors can take a moment to relax, enjoy crafting some fun creations and write their all-important letters to Santa ready to post.

For one day only, all off-street car parks operated by Warwick District Council, plus Royal Priors car park, will be free on Saturday, December 4 to encourage you to shop early.

Leamington’s ‘Christmas Angels’ will also be back helping to make Christmas shopping an experience again. They will offer advice on the best places to find perfect pressies, somewhere to eat, or just helping to bring a little bit of sparkle to the day.

And the much-loved Lantern Parade will be returning on Sunday December 5 in the Pump Room Gardens.  Attendees can enjoy family entertainment at the Bandstand from 4.30pm before the parade sets off at 5pm to light up the town centre before ending at the Town Hall with some Christmas songs.

Stephanie Kerr, executive director of BID Leamington, said: “Christmas is such a lovely time of year in Leamington, and we are delighted to be organising so many fun and magical events and activities.

“We know how much people love the Lantern Parade, Elf Workshops and Santa’s Postbox so it is a pleasure to bring them back. We are also planning a few surprises in December with the help of some particularly naughty elves – so keep your eyes peeled!

“Adding to the fun, our popular Christmas Angels will help visitors to enjoy their shopping experience.

“There really is something for everyone in our town centre this Christmas, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone over the coming weeks.”

For more information, including opening times for the Elf Workshop, and to stay up to date, please visit or and make sure to follow @loveleamington on Instagram and Twitter.

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