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Lichfield Winter Wonderland - Cancelled

We have been notified by Café International, the organisers of Lichfield Winter Wonderland, that all Lichfield Winter Wonderland events in Beacon Park have been cancelled.   Notices will be put up in Beacon Park and Café International have posted…

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Real Ale Trail Launch Photo by Robert Ings
LDTA Real Ale Trail Launch

Local pubs and members of the Lichfield District Tourism Association came together at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum on Wednesday 12th December for a Christmas networking event and launch of the new edition of Lichfield’s popular ‘Real Ale…

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News from Lichfield Cathedral - Christmas week in Lichfield

There’s plenty to help you enjoy Christmas week at Lichfield Cathedral with services and celebrations to suit the whole family. This year the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols telling the story of the promise of the birth of Jesus with music by…

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Unique Gifts from the Cathedral Shop

Lichfield cathedral gift shop in the Three Spires Shopping Centre is perfectly placed to help support the upkeep and work of the cathedral and give a helping hand with Christmas shopping. And as Christmas approaches it’s the perfect place to find a…

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A year to remember at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has had a hugely successful year featuring landmark events commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War and celebrating a hundred years since the formation of the RAF. In October,…

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12 days of Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas 2018

Collect tokens and fill your Christmas stocking with mini festive treats for free across Lichfield city centre this yuletide, and enter a prize draw to win tickets to see Lichfield Garrick’s festive pantomime.  Local shoppers and visitors to…

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Christmas Kids Out, Picture Courtesy of Drayton Manor Park
Drayton Manor Park Welcomes 2,000 Children to Experience Magical Christmas

Drayton Manor Park has teamed up with the KidsOut charity and the Rotary International District to welcome more than 2,000 disadvantaged children and their carers to exclusively experience its award-winning Drayton’s Magical Christmas event. In…

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 FLASHBACK: work underway at St Mary’s, Lichfield, preparing the ground floor to become the city’s new library as part of a £1.4m investment.
New library ready to open its doors

Two years of investment and hard work come to fruition next week when a new library opens its doors. The city centre library on the ground floor of the former St Mary’s Church, Lichfield, will welcome the public from 9am on Monday, December 17th.…

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Lichfield Cathedral Carols
Christmas Carol Services

There’s plenty going on at Lichfield Cathedral to help you get into the festive spirit as Christmas approaches. On Sunday December 9 at 4pm is the Christmas Lantern Service. Sung by the Cathedral Choir, this service for people of all ages and will…

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Festive Tales at Johnson’s House

On Monday 17 December, the popular Lichfield Storytellers will be returning to the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum for a ‘Wintry Indoor Storywalk’. This event builds on the popularity of the first walk at the house last year, and provides a very…

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National Memorial Arboretum offers group ‘Days out with a Difference’

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is offering ‘Days out with a Difference’ with its special range of group walks, talks and tours in 2019. Named as ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’ by VisitEngland in 2018, the Arboretum’s…

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Shining a light at the NMA
Shining a light on festive favourites at the Arboretum

The Arboretum will be offering a range of returning favourites this Christmas season and is excited to launch a brand new event for 2018, the Illuminated Arboretum which will take place each evening from 12-21 December.   This stunning immersive…

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