• 26.06.24

Find out what's on over Christmas

With a massive range of events and things going on over the winter months, such as dazzling light displays, bustling Christmas markets, Christmas parties, the traditional Christmas panto and more, there’s lots to get through this festive season in Milton Keynes! We’ve put together a list of the top Christmas activities and the best Christmas party venues to experience in Milton Keynes over the most wonderful time of the year.

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Christmas Party Venues in Milton Keynes

One of the biggest and best parts of Christmas is, of course, a Christmas party! Everyone loves a jolly get-together, so we here at Unity Place have put together a range of options for Christmas party venues in Milton Keynes so you can have a Christmas party to remember for years to come.  
Four different venues inside Unity Place offer both Christmas lunch and evening party packages to suit your needs. From Unity Sky Lounge, which provides a luxurious panoramic party with backdrops of the skyline of Milton Keynes, to the Urban Food Market, which offers internationally inspired seasonal cuisine and a ‘Dance through the Decades’ party, there’s something for everyone. These parties run throughout December, so check out the best time for your party. 

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Enjoy a private or shared Christmas party

Plus, we offer fully private hire or shared party options to suit your budget and social needs—you might be able to make some new friends at a shared Christmas party, or you might just enjoy the luxuriousness of hosting your own private party at one of our venues instead and indulge!

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Christmas Lights and Displays

Central Milton Keynes Christmas Lights

The festive season in Milton Keynes kicks off with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the centre. The event is typically accompanied by live music, entertainment, and a countdown that brings the community together. The dazzling lights transform the area into a winter wonderland, making it a perfect spot for evening strolls and holiday selfies.


The Light Pyramid

One of the town’s iconic festive attractions is the Light Pyramid at Campbell Park. This impressive structure, illuminated with thousands of LED lights, creates a stunning visual display to be enjoyed. The Light Pyramid is not only a beautiful sight but also a popular meeting point for friends and family during the Christmas season, so we recommend using this as a starting point for a Christmas tour around Milton Keynes. Or even a finishing point, but that depends on how many goodies you get at the Christmas market and whether you want to take lots of shopping bags to the Light Pyramid or not!

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Milton Keynes shopping at Christmas

Milton Keynes Christmas market is one of the top Christmas markets to visit in the country. Located in the shopping centre and featuring an array of wooden chalets selling festive goods, handmade crafts, and seasonal food and drink, you’ll be sure to find a gift for a loved one or even just a treat for yourself when you shop at the Christmas market. From mulled wine and roasted chestnuts to unique gifts and decorations, the market is a treasure trove of Christmas delights, and you’ll be sure to find a gift for either a loved one or yourself here.

Plus we're also running our own Christmas market at the Urban Food Market in Unity Place as well. With the opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products at our market, you'll be sure to find a gift here as well.

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Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre is renowned for its spectacular Christmas productions. Each year, the theatre hosts a variety of festive shows, including pantomimes, musicals, and plays. These performances, filled with humour, music, and dazzling costumes, are a holiday tradition for many families. The theatre’s grand décor and lively atmosphere make it an ideal venue for families of all ages to enjoy a festive evening at the Christmas panto. Oh, yes, it is!

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Traditional Christmas Carols

For those looking for more traditional entertainment at Christmas time, the Church of Christ the Cornerstone hosts an annual carol service that brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The service features traditional carols, readings, and performances by local choirs. The beautiful setting and uplifting music make it a memorable event for all who attend the carol service.


Milton Keynes truly comes alive during the Christmas season, offering diverse activities catering to all ages and interests. From Christmas parties to the enchanting light displays and bustling markets, the joyous theatre performances and festive food, the city provides a magical setting for creating cherished holiday memories. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, the Christmas activities here are sure to fill your heart with joy and wonder. So why not come along to one of the Christmas party venues at Unity Place or visit the Christmas market and treat yourself over the festive season?