Find out what's on in Essex and have a great day out.

If you want to discover what's on in Essex then browse the Essex events diary, it's jam packed full of ideas for all to enjoy throughout the year. The choice of entertainment on offer is tremendous, from fairs and festivals, concerts and theatre, water festivals to air shows and sporting events. See what's on at the museums, the theatres or our historic attractions. There are so many events in Essex and so much to see and do, all year round, year in and year out, you will be spoilt for choice!

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Christmas at East Anglian Railway Museum

The Fat Controller will be welcoming you and your family plus you can join him for Storytelling time and interactive re-enactments with Thomas and other characters throughout the day. Admission will include unlimited rides on at least four character trains.

Starlight night at Colchester Zoo

Add a magical sparkle to your festivities this Christmas with festivities continue into the evening beneath the Christmas lights from 5pm! The extended opening will give you even more time to see Santa’s beautiful reindeer and enjoy the Santa Experience!

Enchanted Audley

This Christmastime join with friends and family to explore the grounds of Audley End after dark as we open up a winter fairy-tale of light, colour and sound. Strings of lanterns laced through the boughs of trees and fairy lights twinkling behind leaves will lead you along an enchanting garden trail into a magical wonderland.

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