Lichfield Christmas Festival Weekend
Tue, 30/11/2010 - 11:49
Festive fun throughout Lichfield City on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December
Lichfield District Council's tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is reminding everyone to put a date in their diary for Lichfield Christmas Festival weekend.
This is the festival that is taking place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December. It will see lots of Christmas themed activities taking place across the city. It includes Christmas Celebrations on Darwin 's Birthday at the Erasmus Darwin House, a Georgian Family Christmas at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum , a special Explore Lichfield at Christmas guided walk, Carols in Beacon Park , and much more.
On top of this, there will be hot chocolate and mulled wine served on the Market Square , a Santa's grotto, free entertainment - including the Salvation Army Band, Netherstowe Band, a Twelve Days of Christmas competition, a Rudolf trail for children and a Christmas Fayre.
Councillor Louise Flowith, Cabinet Member for Tourism, said: "Excitement is mounting as we count down the days to Christmas, and this festival weekend is a fantastic way to get into the festive spirit and enjoy Christmas-themed activities with your family. We know there will be a very merry atmosphere and lots to do, so make sure you put a date in your diary for Lichfield Christmas Festival weekend."
Lichfield Christmas Festival
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December
Market Square and participating venues across the city
Celebrate the festive season at a weekend of Christmas events throughout Lichfield. There will be hot chocolate and mulled wine served on the Market Square, a Santa's grotto, free entertainment - including dancing, drama and carol singing, a Rudolf trail for the little ones, a Christmas Fayre, and special events at venues throughout the city.
Explore Lichfield at Christmas
Saturday 11 December at 2pm
Lichfield Tourist Information Centre
A city tour with a festive theme. Booking essential on 01543 412112
Carols in the Park
Saturday 11 December from 5pm to 6pm
Sing your favourite carols and Christmas songs in the frosty outdoors. Entry is free, but donations to Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park are very welcome.
A Georgian Family Christmas
Saturday 11 December at 7pm
The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
£5 adult & £2.50 child - includes a drink on arrival
Music, activities and mulled win in beautiful historic surroundings.
Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce Christmas Fayre
Sunday 12 December from 10am to 4pm
Lichfield City Centre
Lots of stalls, entertainment, Santa's grotto and children's activities make this a festive treat.
The Nativity at the Christmas Fayre - presented by the Lichfield Mysteries Sunday 12 December at 2pm
The traditional Christmas story acted out for all the family.
Christmas Celebrations on Darwin 's Birthday
Sunday 12 December at 2pm
Erasmus Darwin House
Normal admission prices apply.
Celebrate Darwin 's birthday with Georgian tearooms, costumed characters, carol singers and a Christmas Pud trail for children.
Christmas Crafts in Beacon Park
Sunday 12 December from 10am to 11.30am, 12 noon to 1.30pm , 2pm to 3.30pm
Children can make their own gift boxes, cards and decorations. All ages welcome. Booking essential - call 01543 308869.