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Christmas at STEAM

When: Saturday 01 December 2018 12:00 AM - Sunday 02 December 2018 05:00 PM

Bringing to you, the Sights and Sounds of Christmas...

ENJOY PLENTY OF SPARKLES as you step into a wonderland of over 50 Christmas market stalls set amidst STEAM's fabulous story-telling displays and famous GWR locomotives. 



Find that unique gift at one of our specially selected market stalls...


From hand crafted silver jewellery, photographic prints, glass artworks and home furnishings... Christmas tree decorations, wooden toys, traditional games, Christmas tree decorations, chutneys and luxury confectionery. 



Stop, Listen, Enjoy...

Seasonal atmospherics include special lighting, live choir music on stage and a Christmas Café. 
Stop off for a warm snack or maybe just a cuppa.
Take a break in our spacious seated area - perfect for listening to the musical performances!  

Santa's Story Time

To complete the Christmas magic, Santa will be here on both days with his Santa’s Storytime sessions.
These include a festive story and sing-a-long, plus a wrapped gift and are held in the Museum's specially staged,  Hawksworth Hall.
Sessions last around 20 minutes and cost £5 per child, in addition to the admission fee. Please book at our special Santa Desk on the day.
Santa's Story Time Session Times for Saturday and Sunday:
10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am, 13.00pm, 13.45pm, 14.30pm, 15.15pm, 16.00pm.

Live Music Programme - details coming soon!


Car Parking

Car parking for this event is at the Swindon Designer Outlet (West and North) Car Parks. NB: the West Car Park  (accessible via Penzance Drive) is likely to be a little less busy than the North Car Park on Kemble Drive. 
Important: Planning your Journey and Car Parking
Please be aware, weekend road traffic around Kemble Drive and the Swindon Designer Outlet Car Parks is especially busy  at this time of year. We advise you allow plenty of time for parking as it is very likely there will be queues for the car parks. Thank you.








Coach Parking for Groups 

STEAM has parking outside the Museum available for coaches. Please call the STEAM administrator on (01793) 466637.


To get a taste of the great atmosphere, musical entertainment and Christmas market, watch this video of a previous Christmas at STEAM event (please note, our Santa experience is now 'Santa's Story Time'):





Christmas Market Stalls

With over 50 artisan stalls located around the Museum, you’re sure to find that special gift you’ve been looking for! Details of traders will be listed here closer to the event.

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