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Carols, candles and markets- that’s right, Christmas is just around the corner! Time to start that festive feeling with 5 unmissable Christmas events in Shropshire:

1. Blist’s Hill Victorian Town Christmas Weekends

This already amazing experience becomes truly magical come the festive season!

Blists Hill at Christmas transforms into a winter wonderland, with streets decorated head to toe and real-life snow! Soak up the festive atmosphere as you listen to the carol singers and brass bands, pick up a tasty treat from one of their shops and witness the Victorians busily preparing for the big day! For those looking for a quirky gift, visit the festive emporium. The kids can also enjoy a pantomime in the Big Top and see Father Christmas in his grotto!


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2. Severn Valley Railway enchanted express


Meet Father Christmas on a steam train! Let the festive magic begin, as the instantly recognisable voice of Dame Julie Walters guides you on board The Enchanted Express, starting from Bridgnorth station each weekend throughout December.

Inspired by the classic poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, join train driver Luna Loco, Pip the Christmas Mouse, Brigadier Dimple the Toy Soldier, Violet the Sugarplum Fairy, Mama Lumi the Post ELf and Father Christmas himself, on a magical steam train journey in your very own private compartment.

As you settle down into your comfy seats (dressed in pyjamas, of course), listen to our enchanted Christmas tale and festive music as the train takes you through a winter wonderland. Along the journey, you’ll meet the characters who’ll personally sign your hardback book, with each child receiving a quality gift from Father Christmas – don’t forget to ask him for a photo before he carries on his journey!

This immersive night time experience turns Severn Valley Railway into a colourful light trail, starting with a grand entrance of the dazzling stream train into Bridgnorth where your voyage awaits. What an incredible way to get you into the festive spirit!


Every weekend from the 2nd of December until Christmas Eve.

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3. Alderford lake – Lights in the woods

Lights in the woods is a brand new magical Christmas light trail at Alderford Lake. This adventure features breath-taking light spectacles and interactive displays weaved throughout the magnificent woodlands. As the darkness falls, the woods will come alive with a spectacular display of immersive lights and festive sounds, offering a truly sparkling Christmas experience! Wander through the woods beneath the glistening trees with your friends and family and discover a trail of intrigue, immersion and awe.


24th of November until 30th December (excludes 24th, 25th, 26th of december)

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4. Santa Safari

Christmas Events - Santa SafariArrive at Hawkstone Park Hotel and check in for your trip. After a warming festive drink you’ll be whisked off in one of our Land Rovers across the Park, under the Wishing Arch and up the steep hill to Santa’s spectacular network of caves. Wander around the decorated, fairy-lit caverns and tunnels until you finally arrive at your destination – the magical grotto itself! Where every child is greeted by Santa and gets a gift.

1nd – 23rd December

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5. Santa Experience at Park Hall Farm

If you want to make this Christmas unforgettable, make sure you secure your family’s place at Park Hall’s Christmas event!

Their Santa Experience is a wonderful way to make festive memories with your children.

Head to the farm for an extra special visit to see Santa and his elves. Every child will receive a generous gift from Santa to take a little bit of magic home with them.



Every weekend in December

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Winter sunrise from the Wrekin ❤️ 

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Embark on a journey through Ludlow's enchanting streets on a sunny Saturday market day! 🌞✨ 

Witness the lively atmosphere as local traders bring colors and flavors to the scene. Explore quaint independent shops, bask in the aromatic charm of cafes, and savor culinary delights at local restaurants. 

Ludlow's picturesque streets are a canvas of culture waiting to be explored! 🛍️🍽️ 

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"🏰✨ Dive into the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter – the epicenter of history and grandeur! 🏰 Home to four of the town's largest historic treasures – Shrewsbury Castle, Library, Prison, and Train Station. 

Did you know Shrewsbury Castle's foundations were laid in 1083 by the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery? 
Montgomery, a cousin of William the Conqueror, earned this castle and more as a thank-you for his aid during the Norman conquest.

From royal stronghold to a 16th-century transformation, Shrewsbury Castle has quite the story. Now, it stands majestically, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. 👑🏰 Ready to step into the pages of history?

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