The season is upon us! And we've got lots of events and offers coming up at The Lightbox to ease you into the Christmas spirit. 

Christmas Opening Times

Mon 23 December 2019: Closed
Tues 24 December 2019: Open
Wed 25 and Thurs 26 December 2019: Closed
Fri 27 to Sun 29 December 2019: Open
Mon 30 December 2019: Closed
Tues 31 December 2019: Open
Wed 01 January 2020: Closed

Please note that on Tues 24 and 31 December we will be closing at 4.00pm.


Christmas Fair 

Try your Christmas shopping with a difference and find that extra special gift you won’t get anywhere else. Enjoy browsing the stalls featuring local artists and creators including illustrations by local artist Jed Tune and cosy knits by Natalie Collyer.

Sat 30 November, 10.30am – 5.00pm
Sun 1 December, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Free Entry | Find out more


Christmas Holidays Workshops

Christmas Wreath Decorating
Between mince pies and mulled wines, join florists Poppies & Peonies to get well and truly into the Christmas spirit at this fun and festive Christmas wreath-decorating workshop, taking place on the first day of the annual Christmas Fair.

Sat 30 November, 12.00pm – 1.00pm 
£25 Adults | £22 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Sat 30 November, 3.00pm – 4.00pm 
£25 Adults | £22 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Winter Wonderland Gingerbread House
Create an all-time festive classic in this hands-on workshop with Jacqui Kelly. Discover how to build the house and learn all the decorating tips and techniques to enable you to take this family favourite to the next level over the holidays.

Sat 14 December 2019, 10.30am - 1.00pm
£25 Adults | £22 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Countdown Clock
Use recycled Christmas cards and other materials to make these New Year’s Eve party countdown clocks.

Fri 27 December 2019, drop in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free entry | Find out more

Baby Snowy Owls
Make your own adorable baby snowy owl using card, paper and other recycled materials.

Fri 3 January 2020, drop in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free entry | Find out more


Christmas at The Lightbox Shop

We're stocking our Shop to the brim with lots of lovely Christmas decorations and gift ideas for the whole family, all from independent suppliers. So why not support small businesses this Christmas instead of hitting the high street? And keep your eyes on our blog for an upcoming gift guide!


Give a Lightbox Membership

For a gift that can be enjoyed all-year round, why not give your art-lover a Lightbox Membership? Starting from £25 per year (with a £5 off special introductory discount), the Membership comes in four tiers and will give that special someone free entry to our exhibitions, discounts on events, the café and shop, while also supporting The Lightbox charity!


Host a party with us this festive season

With stunning views over the Basingstoke Canal and world-renowned artworks lining the walls, The Lightbox is a unique venue to host a festive celebration with colleagues, family or friends. We offer a range of bespoke catering options including sit down meals, light bites and canapés, as well as drinks receptions. Events can be held in private rooms, the café bar area or in our award-winning gallery spaces and can be tailored to suit all budgets.

Contact [email protected] or call 01483 737809 for more information. We look forward to building your event with you.