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Rediscover the magic of Christmas in Coventry at St Mary’s Guildhall

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Experience festive fun and winter warming delights

Celebrate the festive season and explore the lavishly decorated St Mary’s Guildhall. Marvel at the beautifully bedecked medieval building, enjoy storytelling with Father Christmas and even be transported back in time with our special Victorian Christmas experience complete with Dickensian yuletide cheer. Keep reading to explore what’s on at the Guildhall over the festive season. 

Experience Christmas at St Mary's Guildhall
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Christmas Tour & Tudors experience 

Step into the enchanting holiday atmosphere at St Mary’s Guildhall, adorned in festive splendour, on December 11th and 17th. Embark on a seasonal, guided tour of this historic 700-year-old building, where knowledgeable guides will regale you with tales of Christmas traditions throughout the ages. Immerse yourself in the Christmas charm of the Guildhall, featuring breathtaking decorations, real trees, twinkling lights, and the invigorating scent of evergreen. 

Don’t miss the chance to witness the Guildhall Tudors in action in the Medieval Kitchen, as they prepare for the 12 days of Christmas giving visitors an insight into seasonal feasts and games from the Tudor period.

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Scrooge’s Spirit – Daytime show 

Join us on December 4th and 12th at St Mary’s Guildhall and step into the past this holiday season with Scrooge’s Spirit: A Festive Journey Through Dickensian Coventry 🎩 

Visit St Mary’s Guildhall for a captivating one-man performance of “A Christmas Carol” and Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation in this 45 minute 1 man show as you immerse yourself in the timeless tale. Plus discover the enchanting world of Charles Dickens and Coventry with historical context to enrich your experience. 
 
A glass of mulled wine and a mince pie is included and perfectly complements your theatrical journey into the festive spirit. Tickets also include 30 minutes after the show for visitors to explore the guildhall. Shows are available at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
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‘Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: The One-Man Show

Join us for a magical evening as Christopher Commander presents a captivating one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.” This faithful adaptation will transport you to Victorian London on Christmas Eve, showcasing the transformation of Scrooge through visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come, and the joyous Cratchit family celebrations.

Book your tickets now for an evening of storytelling that will warm your heart and ignite your holiday spirit!

Please note the bar in our Tales of Tea Restaurant is open for pre-show drinks from 6:30 PM.

Performances are on the following dates: 20th and 21st December 2024, at 7.30pm. 

Recommended for guests ages 16+.

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Mulled Wine and Christmas Tours 

Don’t miss out on our Mulled Wine and Christmas Tours taking place on December 1st, 8th and 15th. 🎄✨

Immerse yourself in the festive charm at St Mary’s Guildhall, adorned beautifully for the Christmas season.

🍷 Sip on a delightful glass of mulled wine in our picturesque courtyard, nestled beneath a stunning Christmas tree. Afterward, embark on a guided tour through this remarkable 700-year-old building. Learn about Christmas traditions spanning the ages from our knowledgeable guides while soaking in the enchanting atmosphere of St Mary’s, elegantly dressed in its seasonal splendour.

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Murder Mystery events 

The year is 1895. You have been invited to Christmas Dinner at St Mary’s Guildhall in the heart of Coventry, but, just before it begins, the festivities are disturbed. You are to be visited by the spirit of one who died that very night. Your job is to figure out who killed them, and why, before you see the bloody business carried out before your very eyes!

Musder mystery includes: 

  • Arrival drink.
  • A 3 Course set meal. View menu: HERE
  • Murder mystery live actor entertainment. 
  • Finish with Tea/Coffee & Mince Pies. 

Dates and times: starting at 7pm on either the 5th or 19th December. 

Arrival time: 7 pm  Dinner from: 7.45 pm

Price per ticket: £54.95 

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Storytelling with Father Christmas 

Join Father Christmas for a seasonal story in the great hall, gingerbread decorating in the medieval kitchen, plus enjoy exploring the specular historical rooms along with a range of children’s crafts at the beautifully festively decorated venue.

Selected Saturday dates in November and December: 30th November, 7th December, 21st December and 23rd December.

This experience will be around an hour long. 

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Indulge in a Christmas lunch or a festive afternoon tea 

From (dates to be confirmed soon) we invite you to escape to our Tales of Tea restaurant for a delicious Christmas culinary experience.

*Advance booking required subject to availability. 

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Experience Christmas at the Guildhall

Throughout the festive period day time visitors can discover the lavishly decorated guildhall including two real 18ft Christmas Trees. Experience a unique historical adventure with our everyday augmented reality tour. Walk through a historic building frequented by Kings and Queens, uncovering fascinating historical insights to enhance your knowledge. Discover the stories behind the displayed tapestries.

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St Mary’s Guildhall Great Hall Christmas party 

Get into the Christmas spirit at St Mary’s Guildhall’s Great Hall Christmas Party.

The historic building will be fully adorned with festive garlands, wreaths, dazzling Christmas lights and a magnificent tree, creating the perfect ambiance for a Christmas party evening out with family, friends, or work colleagues. ✨

Celebrate the holiday season with our party package.

More information about this fabulous party package will be coming soon. 

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Rediscover the magic of Christmas with a visit to the Guildhall

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Please note: the Guildhall will be closed on 19th June for a private event. The Tales of Tea restaurant will remain open during this time.
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