Be in with a chance to win prizes and get access to special offers in Chelmsford this December through our online daily Advent calendar.

Every day until 24 December, the Advent calendar will offer the chance to win tickets to upcoming events, get discounts at food stalls at Chelmsford’s markets, and tips from Love Your Chelmsford on how to have a sustainable Christmas. Links to the calendar will also be posted each day on Chelmsford City Council’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.

Ticket giveaway throughout December 

With lots of fabulous events coming up in and around Chelmsford in the coming months, we recommend you keep your eyes peeled every day to see what will be behind each door.  

We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but there’s a chance that some of the ticket prizes on offer will include Enlightened at Hylands and The Fling Cabaret Extravagasm next March – a teaser to promote next summer’s Fling festival. 

Riverside Leisure Centre and Chelmsford Museum both have exciting events happening over December and in the new year, so expect to see prize draws and offers for these too. Last, but by no means least, watch out for a gift voucher for Chelmsford Theatre which you’ll be able to spend on one of the shows for its new season. 

Christmas discounts on delicious food 

If you’re a foodie, you won’t want to miss discounts on some delicious food stalls at Chelmsford’s popular High Street and indoor markets. 

The High Street Market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, where there are tasty treats to take home and options for a quick lunch or snack. Regular stalls include Gourmet to Go, which serves fresh hot burgers and sausages, all sourced locally from Millins of Tiptree Butchers. Or for delicious smoked meat sandwiches, the Smokehouse is a must.

Chelmsford’s beloved indoor market will be open daily from 1-24 December. Stallholders have tempting food and drink from around the world which will make beautiful Christmas gifts for the gourmand in your life. If Italian is your go to, Maura’s will be hard to resist, as it sells incredible handmade bread, biscuits and Italian coffee. Or if you prefer Asian food, there’s Lek’s Thai Food and Bann Noodle, which offer authentic dishes such as dim sum and noodle soup. 

So, for a chance to add some festive cheer to your life and win fabulous prizes this December, remember to visit our Advent calendar page on our website:

By Lia Salacuri

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