So this is Christmas…. with Bond Street Chelmsford

This Christmas Bond Street Chelmsford is hosting an array of events and activities to appeal to families.

The FROST Christmas Grotto will be popping up in an empty unit next door to John Lewis on selected dates and times between the 1st December and Christmas Eve.

Tickets are priced at £10 per child and will comprise of a small, immersive walk through experience into a magical Gingerbread house. The experience lasts approx. 30 minutes and includes a children's activity, some private time with your family and Father Christmas, a gift, a bonus surprise and the opportunity to purchase a photo of your family and Father Christmas as a souvenir.

This year the Grotto will also be available for both private hire and ‘Relaxed sessions’ so that those with additional needs can be catered for. Ticket bookings and further information can be found on the website

The Ice Rink opens on 14th December until 7th January in The Bowl events space. The official launch takes place on 14th December with the Chelmsford Chieftains taking to the ice from 4pm to 7pm and hosted by Heart Essex. There will be entertainment throughout the evening from Funky Voices choir and the CHIA Chelmsford ice hockey academy and under 9's team. Santa and his elves take to the ice at 7.30pm followed by a chance for the public to test their goalie shooting skills!

Visitors can enjoy seasonal food and drink from the festive food stalls around the ice rink too!

Tickets are £7 per adult for a 30 minute session, with concessions for grotto ticket holders, children and group bookings.
We recommend booking ice rink tickets in advance at but there will also be some available on the day at the box office for each session.

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