Frosty mornings and shorter days seem to have arrived suddenly this year, and we're starting to think about the coming winter in Chelmsford. It looks like there's going to be plenty of festive fun to brighten our spirits - the Council are arranging some exciting new events for the city this year, as well as some returning favourites.

A Winter Wonderland is coming to Riverside Ice & Leisure for the first time this December, and it's a good place to find inspiration and unique presents. If you get tired of gift-shopping, you can break it up with festive skating and even a visit to Santa's grotto!

See all festive events and activities organised by Chelmsford City Council at