Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than by embracing the festivities in Cheltenham. Our luxury hotel is the perfect backdrop for a memorable Christmas stay, filled with festive markets to wintery views and cosy gatherings, there’s something for everyone. Join us as we unpack our top 10 Christmas holiday ideas in Cheltenham, for a truly magical Christmas this year. 

1. Explore Cheltenham’s Christmas marketA gingerbread man on a Christmas tree with other decorations - great Christmas holiday ideas

Kick off your Christmas adventure with a visit to Cheltenham’s bustling Christmas market. Enjoy a stroll through the wooden chalets, as you sip on deliciously spiced mulled wine and shop for those all important presents. 

2. Skate around Cheltenham’s ice rink Winter wonderland people ice skating in big warm coats - Christmas holiday ideas

Just a short drive from The Greenway, Cheltenham ice rink is the perfect activity to try out during the holidays. With thousands flocking to the rink each year, it’s definitely a popular Christmas holiday idea and for good reason. Test your skating skills on the ice, then enjoy some festive retail therapy, and watch the dazzling lights display to wrap up the evening.

3. Indulge in all the festive food at The Greenway Festive food on a plate with Christmas lights - Christmas holiday ideas

At The Greenway, it’s no secret that Christmas is our favourite time of year, and one of the best things about Christmas? The food. From candlelit dinners, to indulgent Christmas lunches, our chef’s go all out to ensure your Christmas celebrations exceed expectations with us. Our special festive menus have been carefully considered and created, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’ll keep the food and drink flowing, you bring the company. 

4. Discover Castle’s Spectacle of LightYoung couple admires lights while holding hot drinks - Christmas holiday ideas

Experience the magic of Christmas at Sudeley Castle’s Spectacle of Light, where the gardens and grounds come alive with a mesmerising light display. This year, there’s also the chance to meet some of the fabulous characters from The Wizard of Oz, making it the perfect Christmas holiday idea for families with young children. 

5. Christmas carol concertsPeople with reindeer headbands on while Christmas carolling - Christmas holiday ideas

What better way to uplift your spirits and enjoy Christmas than with a sing-along. With several Christmas carol concerts taking place throughout the festive season, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to warm up your vocal cords, and enjoy a traditional Christmas performance.

6. Your festive afternoon tea awaitsChristmas holiday ideas Christmas afternoon tea with lights in the background

Our festive afternoon tea is a delicious Christmas holiday idea that shouldn’t be missed. Complete with seasonal treats, both savoury and sweet, this experience combines a quintessentially British classic with the warm and cosy ambiance of Christmas. 

7. Visit Cotswold Farm ParkChild feeding and petting sheep at Cotswold farm -Christmas holiday ideas

Bring the whole family along to Cotswold Farm Park for their ‘Christmas on the Farm’ event, featuring Santa’s grotto, festive crafts such as gingerbread making, beautiful countryside views and the chance to meet adorable animals – this festive filled Christmas holiday idea has everything for the perfect family outing. 

8. Elan SpaCouple relaxes by the pool in Elan Spa at Greenway - Christmas holiday ideas

After immersing yourself in the great outdoors, why not take some time out to unwind, relax and enjoy some ‘me time’ at our award-winning spa. With state of the art facilities, refreshing treatments and quality products, our Elan Spa provides you with the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas and enjoy some well deserved pampering and peace. 

9. Christmas shopping at The PromenadeWoman with shopping bags views statue - great Christmas holiday ideas

Shop for last-minute gifts at The Promenade, packed with boutique stores and unique items that make for perfect Christmas gifts.  

10. Festive walksPerson walks through snow in the scenic Cotswolds - Christmas holiday ideas

Once you have enjoyed all the other festivities in and around Cheltenham, head back to your home from home at The Greenway, and take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque grounds and surrounding countryside. This is a great opportunity for you to unwind and take in the natural beauty of the season with your partner, family or alone. 

Christmas at The Greenway

Nestled in the heart of Cheltenham, The Greenway is your perfect Christmas haven. From beautifully decorated interiors to special Christmas menus, we go above and beyond to ensure that your Christmas is filled with fun, merriment and love. Whether you’re looking for a festive getaway, a romantic holiday escape, or a place to host your Christmas celebration, we’ve got you covered before, during and after the Christmas festivities. Find out more about our Christmas offerings here or download our brochure.Christmas at The Greenway, a perfect Christmas holiday idea

Cheltenham offers a treasure trove of festive activities during the festive period. From magical light displays to delicious seasonal treats, there’s no shortage of ways to embrace Christmas. For an award-winning luxury stay, choose The Greenway, and create memories that will last a lifetime this Christmas. Book your stay today. 

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