Running from 7th to 15th December, the Lichfield Christmas Festival offers 17 fantastic events including crafts, activities, exhibitions and entertainment all fuelled with festive fun.
Taking place at a range of venues across Lichfield City, the events will help you get in to the festive spirit as well as help you stock up on some excellent gifts.
The programme includes:
Daily activities Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 December
Christmas Tree Festival at Lichfield Cathedral
See beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local schools, businesses and charity groups. Free entry. 01543 306100. www.lichfield-cathedral.org for times.
Nativity Scenes Exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral
Enjoy the Nativity Scenes Exhibition celebrating the story of Christmas. Free entry. 01543 306100 www.lichfield-cathedral.org for times.
Christmas Trail at Lichfield Heritage Centre, 9.30am - 3pm
Enjoy a Christmas themed treasure trail around the Lichfield Story exhibition, with a treat at the end for youngsters. Children go free! 01543 256611.
Festive trails & activities at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, 11am- 3.30pm
Great fun for all the family. 01543 264972 www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk Lichfield City
Advent Window Trail
Explore scenes of Christmas peace and joy in shop windows throughout Lichfield, whilst browsing the wonderful gifts and products on offer in our city. Download the trail map from www.lichfield-cathedral.org
Weekend fun Saturday 7 December
Festive fun on the Market Square
10am - 4pm Enjoy free face painting, Christmas trails, mulled wine, entertainment and shop til you drop at general market on Market Square and surrounding streets. Santa will also be stopping by to say hello! Free entry.
Festive Fair in the Dyott Chapel in St Mary's Church in the Market Square
10am - 3.30pm. Stalls include books and crafts for sale to raise money for St. John's Church, Wall. Free entry. For more information contact 01543 418317.
Christmas City Tour, 2pm
Enjoy a magical guided tour of Christmas tales with refreshments at St Mary's in the Market Square. £4.50, £3 for children. Call 01543 256611 to book your ticket.
A Georgian Family Christmas at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, 4.30pm
A Christmas party with festive music and activities in beautiful historic surroundings. £5 adults, free for children. 01543 264972. www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk
Lantern making workshops at Lichfield Cathedral, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Children will learn how to make lanterns during the workshops, which will be paraded the following week. £2 per child. 01543 306100. www.lichfield-cathedral.org
Weekend fun Sunday 8 December
Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce Christmas Fayre on the Market Square, 10am - 4pm
Homemade gifts and traditional fayre ideal for Christmas shopping. Includes farmers' market and entertainment including stilt walkers and live music. Free entry. Call 01543 250016 for more details.
Santa's Grotto at Lichfield Guildhall, 11am - 3.30pm
Visit spacehopperevents.com to book your space to see Santa in his grotto. Tickets cost £4.50 per child and includes a make and take activity. Booking advised, but there may be slots on the day available.
Weekend fun Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December
Christmas Corner & Vintage Street Market in Tamworth Street, 10am - 4pm
It will be snowing on Christmas Corner! Designer made products offering unique gifts and stylish pieces for everyone and everywhere. Vintage collectables ideal for that vintage Christmas home in Tamworth Street and surrounding streets. Free entry. Visit Christmas Corner on Facebook.
Lichfield City Cells at the Guildhall open, 10am - 4pm
Weekend fun Saturday 14 December
Georgian Festivities at Erasmus Darwin House, 10am - 4pm
An open house to celebrate Christmas with stalls, tea room, cakes and gifts. Free entry 01543 306260 www.erasmusdarwin.org
Festive Food & Gift Fair at Lichfield Cathedral, 10am - 4pm
Showcasing the best in local and regional produce and crafts. Free entry. 01543 306100 www.lichfield-cathedral.org
Lantern procession from the Christmas Tree outside Lichfield Cathedral, from 4pm.
A procession of the lanterns made by children in the earlier workshops. 01543 306100. www.lichfield-cathedral.org
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