The festive season has undoubtedly arrived in the West Midlands with Christmas lights now twinkling across the region and advent calendar’s first doors soon to be opened.
The festive season has undoubtedly arrived in the West Midlands with Christmas lights now twinkling across the region and advent calendar’s first doors soon to be opened. This year’s austerity measures may have some families feeling wary of extravagant seasonal spends, but the good news is that there are plenty of events going on in the West Midlands that are sure to bring Christmas cheer without costing the earth. Here’s how to enjoy the best your region has to offer this Christmas:
Enjoy a Traditional Christmas at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
This living museum captures the imagination of kids and families all year round, and is hosting a number of Christmas events throughout December. Christmas at home with the Edwardians will take place on the evenings of the 7th and 8th of December, and involves a host of traditional Christmas activities and entertainment with all the trimmings, including music, mince pies and roasted chestnuts. Kids will love singing along to carols round the open fire and parents will love the traditional mulled wine which will be flowing all evening.
Equally as tempting are the museum’s Traditional Christmas evenings for which the onsite cottages will be illuminated by magical gas and candlelight. Taking place between 20th and 22nd December, these events will also include carol singers, brass bands and street performers to entertain visitors.
Christmas Family Fun at Stokesay Castle, Ludlow
For a fun Christmas day out with a bit of history and magic head to Stokesay castle for the Christmas family fun trails on 8th and 9th of December. Crack the clues on your journey around the grounds of this iconic castle to win prizes and learn more about its fascinating history. A day out in the Shropshire countryside is a great way to beat the winter blues, and the event is free with English Heritage membership.
Christmas Celebration Weekends at Cadburys World, Birmingham
Cadbury’s will be turned into a winter wonderland in the run-up to Christmas with extra special weekends that will provide all the magic of Lapland for kids, including Santa. Festive food stalls, children’s entertainers and a full blown pantomime will be taking over Cadbury’s World every weekend from now until Christmas, and Santa will be waiting in a magical winter grotto to take the Christmas orders.
The Live Nativity in Wolverhampton
Taking place in the 15th of December, this is a nativity with a different as camels and donkeys are brought in to take the leading roles. Head down to Queens Square for this fun community event where, along with enjoying the nativity itself, you will find live brass bands and plenty of Christmas cheer.
With a myriad of Christmas events taking place across the West Midlands this Christmas not even the bad weather is a good enough reason to stay indoors.