Will it be a white Christmas in Cambridge?
In order for Christmas to be picture postcard perfect it needs one key ingredient: snow. Helping to transform towns, cities, villages, and fields into magical winter wonderlands, a blanket of snow is the best way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit and ensure all our festive snaps are Instagram ready. So, will it be a white Christmas in Cambridge this year? We decided to find out.
The long-range forecast
Generally, the odds of residents of Cambridge enjoying a white Christmas are relatively slim. The festive season falls right at the beginning of the time we expect to see snowfall, with blizzards common in January, February, and March.
This year, however, things are looking a little different. According to some sources, the chances of a white Christmas in Cambridge are as high as 31%, with many predicting residents will wake up to a covering of snow on Christmas day.
As @CambridgeNewsUK says, ”Considerable cloudiness, snow showers, rain and freezing temperatures are all on the cards for the county – meaning we could wake up on Christmas morning to a beautiful blanket of snow.”
How to get a white Christmas in Cambridge
While we can’t promise you a white Christmas in Cambridge, we can guarantee you a fantastic festive period in the city.
A number of seasonal celebrations are taking place throughout December, giving you plenty of opportunities to get well and truly into the festive spirit.
One of the most popular attractions in Cambridge this winter is The North Pole at Parker’s Piece. The city’s very own winter wonderland, The North Pole will feature an ice skating rink, a cosy alpine cabin bar, and a great choice of family-friendly rides and entertainment.
If you want to get up close and personal with nature this Christmas, head over to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. There are a number of events taking place there over the festive season, including a display of the winning entries for the International Garden Photographer of the Year.
One of the most beautiful parts of the attraction is the Winter Garden. Enjoy the bright colours, textures, and fragrances in this specially designed seasonal spot.
Last, but definitely not least, if you want to enjoy some festive cheer without going out in the cold this Christmas, head over to Cambridge Arts Theatre and enjoy a classic panto. This year, you can watch Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard, and Matt Crosby in the classic tale of Cinderella.
Performances have already kicked off and the show runs until 11 January, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy this action-packed performance.
If you’re going to be in Cambridge for Christmas this year, whether the city is covered in snow or not, the season will be truly magical for everyone living in and around the area. Find out more about things to do in Cambridge by exploring our site today.