December events on and around campus

The festive period is fast approaching *cue either a “Yay” or “Humbug’ depending on your persuasion!*, so lets take this moment to explore the delights of December and festive themed events on and around campus:

essex christmas

**Please note that you may have to book tickets for the events below so book early to avoid disappointment!**


11 DECEMBER 2PM – 4PM- Ivor Crewe Seminar Room

For both staff and students to attend a free event along with their children for chat, nibbles and crafts.


12 DECEMBER 11PM – 2:30AM- Sub Zero

It’s here! It’s finally here! A chance to belt out the cheesiest and cringeworthy christmas songs (and a few cheesy pop songs as well- it’s like the ’90s all over again!) at Milk It’s biggest event of the year!cosy christmas

THINK Debate – Extremism, Radicalisation and the Politics of Hate

14 December 2pm- Ivor Crewe

Ok, so it is not strictly a festive event but it’s free and part of an award winning series of events. It may challenge your own thoughts and opinions!

Peter Panto

14, 15 & 16 Dec 7:30pm- Lakeside Theatre

You’re never too old to go to a pantomime – but this isn’t any pantomime; it is the University of Essex Theatre Arts society pantomime written by and performed by University of Essex Students. Expect a lot of laughs and bucket loads of innuendos!

snow campus

Ok, so it hasn’t snowed here for a few years… but we live in hope!


15 DECEMBER 11PM – 3AM- Sub Zero

Forget London’s Wonderland, this is the proper way to enjoy christmas and say goodbye to friends for the christmas break. Expect mince pies, snow cannons and plenty of santa hats! (Kind of fitting as the venue is called Sub Zero as well!)

And if you want to see what is going on in Colchester then you may be interested in:

Colchester Zoo festive season- running from 26th November (just get the 75 bus from campus)

Castle Park Christmas Market and Vintage funfair- running from 9th until 18th December

Free open evening at Colchester Castle- 3pm until 8:30pm 14th December

Have a ho-ho-hilarious time (I’m sorry!)

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