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Christmas on campus

Christmas at

December 2020 - 4 January 2021

It's Christmas time on campus. Find out what's happening on campus and in the local area over the festive period.

Please note that the Warwick Presents programme content and times are subject to change.

Virtual Eat and Meet for Christmas Dinner

This Christmas Day, join others for a virtual 'Eat and Meet' event; where you can chat to others as you enjoy your Christmas Lunch! Christmas cracker jokes and funny hats or paper crowns are very welcome!

Friday 25 December from 1pm

Free event

Food | Virtual


Find out how to join

Food & drink on campus

Discover tasty food and refuelling drinks all across campus. Outlets open throughout the festive period.



Food | Indoor


Christmas period opening hours

Board games delivery

Keep an eye out for Santa’s Little Helpers delivering presents to flats across campus.

  • November/December
  • Free event
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Campus

Carol service

Watch the Warwick Christian Union carol service.

  • 7.00-8.00pm, Tuesday 8 December
  • Free event
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

Watch on Facebook

Christmas service

Warwick Chaplaincy will be hosting a Christmas service on YouTube with carols and readings from Coventry Cathedral.

  • Friday 11 December
  • Free event
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

Warwick Chaplaincy YouTube

Warwick Christmas lectures 2020

Six intrepid Physicists bring you a bite-sized taste of the world-class research happening here on campus. The lectures will be available on Warwick Arts Centre’s YouTube channel.

  • Available from 2.00pm, Tuesday 15 December
  • Free
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

Discover the lecture series

Christmas Cheese

Brought to you by Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.

Join Coventry and Warwickshire Mind online for arts and crafts, poetry and Christmas jokes. Be prepared with an A4 piece of paper, pen, scissors, sellotape and three of your own jokes.

  • 12.00pm - 1.00pm, Thursday 25 December
  • Free
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

Join in the fun

Active Christmas with Warwick Sport

Get active on campus this Christmas with free fitness classes, walking routes and more.

  • Various
  • Free
  • Active | Indoor| Outdoor
  • Campus | Digital

Get active

Free Sports & Wellness Hub access

If you’re on campus over the Christmas period, stay active with Warwick Sport with free access to the Sports Hub and Tennis Centre. A range of sports and activities will be available.

Currents students on campus between Monday 21 December 2020 and Sunday 3 January 2021 can book the following for free. All sessions need to be booked online in advance.

  • Gym
  • Swim
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness classes (if permitted to take place)
  • 5 a-side pitches
  • Netball courts

You will need to log in using your student details. If you don’t already have an account you will need to set one up. If it will be your first time visiting the Sports Hub, please register your card at reception.

Make your booking

Warwick Taskmaster

Simple and bizarre challenges, set by the mysterious Taskmaster. Based on the hit TV series, Taskmaster.

  • 23 November 2020 - 23 March 2021
  • Free
  • Various

Register to play now

Coventry Glides

Get your skates on for an unforgettable time on the real ice track in the ruins of the old cathedral. We have 40 tickets to give away, competition winners announced soon.

  • 16 Dec, 17 Dec, 4 Jan
  • Free via competition coming soon
  • Coventry Cathedral

Prize draw now closed

Rolf's festive cat cafe

Come and talk to Rolf and his owners in his virtual festive cat café. Festive attire encouraged

  • 4.00pm -5.00pm, Friday 11 December 2020
  • Free event
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

Join in on Teams

Drag Queen Story Time

We're delighted to bring you Warwick's first drag queen story time, with Ibi Profane! So join us, huddle around the fire, and listen to some wonderful stories for all the family this Christmastime

  • From 27 December 2020
  • Free
  • Online

Watch now

Global Connections Community

Freely accessible community available to Warwick. Just use your Warwick log-in to connect with other students at any time.

  • 11 December - 4 January
  • Free
  • Entertainment | Indoor
  • Digital

Visit the Community

Student Unions’ Mutual Aid

Living off-campus and need support, or could help others, with collecting food, prescriptions or other deliveries? List your request or what support you can offer on SU Mutual Aid.

SU Mutual Aid


A student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental peer-to-peer support listening service. Email nightline at warwick dot ac dot uk and you can expect a response within 72 hours.

Warwick Nightline

Christmas volunteering

Festive volunteering opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire. Help the homeless, sell Christmas cards for charities or support those at risk of loneliness.

  • Various
  • Free
  • Various

Volunteering opportunities

Wellbeing support

Get in touch with our dedicated Wellbeing Support Services at Warwick for general wellbeing advice and guidance, available over the Christmas period.

University wellbeing support

SU help & support


Order, eat and enjoy. Some of your favourite food from around campus, available for delivery and click & collect.

  • 7 days a week (closed Christmas day only)
  • Various
  • Food | Indoor
  • Campus

Order now

Library delivery service

For students off-campus who can’t get to campus to access course resources. A range of services available to support current students and staff.

Library services

What's happening locally

Get out and about (or online) and see what's being organised locally over the festive period.

Please note that the events below are not associated with the University of Warwick. Please check each event website for further details.

Leamington Sings

Virtual Christmas concert
Leamington’s biggest Carol Concert is online this year. There’ll be music, readings and plenty of festive fun! And it’s entirely free! You don’t need to be from Leamington to join us – this is an event for all.

  • 6pm, Sunday 20 Dec
  • Free, booking required
  • Online

Book your place

Festive Feast Weekend

The Festive Feast weekend is going to be a stunning festive food lover’s wonderland, full of delicious artisan food and drink and perfect gifts to shop from. Eat, drink, shop and be merry, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere and spirit of the season.

  • 11.00am-5pm, Sat 19 Dec
  • 11.00am -4pm, Sun 20 Dec
  • Free
  • Fargo Village

Find out more

Christmas Maker's Market

Join us for a weekend of Christmas shopping with a fiercely independent twist! We’re back ready to fill your Christmas with lovingly handmade gifts, and an escape from the high street madness! We’ll be joined by over 40 fabulous makers and designers.

  • 11.00am-5pm, Sat 12 Dec
  • 11.00am-4pm, Sun 13 Dec
  • Free
  • Online

Find out more

Jack and the Beanstalk

Celebrate Christmas with Jack and the Beanstalk Online, a very special festive screening to watch at home or at the Belgrade. Written by and starring Coventry’s favourite Dame Iain Lauchlan, alongside the wonderful Craig Hollingsworth and with a special appearance by BBC CWR’s Trish Adudu, this seasonal screening is full of festive fun and magical mayhem.

  • On demand, Tues 1 Dec - Wed 30 Dec
  • £16, booking required
  • Online

Book tickets

Cinderella (Leamington)

Join Tread the Boards Theatre Company this Christmas for a truly unique pantomime experience with their outdoor socially distant production of Cinderella. Full of laughter, music and songs to thrill the whole family.

  • Various times, Sat 12 Dec - Sun 20 Dec
  • £10
  • Wethele Manor, Leamington Spa

Book tickets

Cinderella (Stratford)

Join Tread the Boards Theatre Company this Christmas for a truly unique pantomime experience with their outdoor socially distant production of Cinderella. Full of laughter, music and songs to thrill the whole family.

  • Various times, Mon 21 Dec - Sun 3 Jan
  • £10
  • Stratford Racecourse | Binton Social Club, Stratford

Book tickets

Christmas Craft & Flea

This Christmas, Coventry Cathedral encourages you to shop small! 2020 has been one hell of a year – let’s ensure that we’re finishing the year on a high and supporting that small business. Step away from the high street and truly immerse yourself with the very best independents of your city!

  • 11am-5pm, Sat 12 Dec
  • £2.50 entry, priority booking available
  • Coventry Cathedral

More information and book tickets

Carols by Candlelight

Everyone is welcome to this traditional service of carols and readings, with music sung by the Cathedral Choirs and accompanied on the Cathedral's magnificent organ.

  • 4pm & 6.30pm, Sun 13 & Sat 19 Dec
  • Free
  • Coventry Cathedral

Book tickets

Christmas Light Trail

Christ Church have created a fantastic light trail around Cheylesmore where you can follow a map to find illuminated windows telling the Christmas Story, be sure to make the manger your last stop!

  • 4pm - 8pm, Sun 13, Mon 14, Tues 15 Dec
  • Free
  • Cheylesmore

Download the map

Virtual Santa Dash

Get in the festive spirit by taking part in The Myton Hospice’s famous Santa Dash, this year with a difference – our event, your way! Whatever you choose to do, put on your festive fancy dress to join hundreds of Myton supporters taking part on the same day. We can’t be together in person but we can unite for a great cause!

  • Sun 13 Dec
  • £5 entry
  • Wherever you are

More information and sign up

Christmas Cheese!

CW Mind want to bring some cheer to what has been a dismal year. Come and join us for some silliness over the holiday period, you may even make some new friends! Join us for some arts & crafts, poetry with heart, and cheesy Crimbo jokes! It's been a long year, why not pull a virtual cracker with us! You'll need an A4 piece of paper, a pen, a pari of scissors, sellotape & 3 of your cheesy jokes. Meeting ID : 753 731 5033 | Passcode: 3dez9C

  • Thurs 24 Dec | 12pm-1pm
  • Free
  • Zoom

Join the Zoom chat

Relaxation Sessions

Relaxation Sessions from Coventry and Warwickshire Mind. Please see below the specialised support offer for Warwick Uni Students (regardless of address) to access over Christmas. Relaxation sessions x3 - please see the Zoom links below: Topic: Relaxation Group for Students Time: Dec 21, 2020 01:30 PM Every week on Mon, until Jan 4, 2021, 3 occurrence(s) Dec 21, 2020 01:30 PM | Dec 28, 2020 01:30 PM | Jan 4, 2021 01:30 PM. Meeting ID: 881 0922 3114 | Passcode: relax

  • From Mon 21 Dec | 1.30pm
  • Free
  • Zoom

Join in on Zoom