at Blists Hill Victorian Town
at Telford European Christmas Market
taking place across Telford and Wrekin
for all the family to enjoy
and find that perfect gift
to get you in the spirit
Christmas is a magical time in Telford and Shropshire and now that the nights are drawing in and the temperature is cooler we know that the festive season is just around the corner. What better time than to gather the family together, do a spot of shopping or even combine both with a festive break away. Take a look at our handy guide to make your Christmas in Telford a sparkly one to remember:
Telford Shopping Centre is home to many well known and loved high street, home ware and beauty brands under one roof making finding stocking fillers and special gifts for loved one easy. In addition to central Telford, the area has many borough towns which are full of independent retailers, mixing the old with the new making our destination truly unique. From our historical market towns of Wellington and Newport to the hugely popular UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge you’ll be able to find that extra special gift with a personal touch.
Christmas markets and shopping
The Telford European Christmas Market will be hosted in Southwater, Telford Town Centre again this year with 32 chalets filled with gift ideas and delicious festive food and drink to enjoy, and nothing says Christmas that the delightful smells of comforting food whilst spending some quality time with your loved ones. This year the market will host a variety of christmassy entertainment including the return of the popular event Carols in Southwater on Friday 1 December 2017.
Telford and Shropshire also plays host to a number of other festive fairs and Christmas markets for you to enjoy during your visit:
Festive lunches, afternoon teas, dinners and party nights
If you are in search of a festive lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or party night then look no further than the wonderful offerings that Telford and Shropshire has. From cosy pubs nestled away in rural locations, to bustling wine and cocktail bars located in historical market towns and the abundance of independent cafes and coffee houses hosting live music, we really so have this year covered.
Christmas in Southwater
Top and tail your Christmas get together with a visit to the Telford European Christmas Market a meal or activity in Southwater, click here to find out more.
The best for Christmas groceries
Looking for that extra special tipple or Uncle Fred’s favourite cheese, Telford has all the ingredients for festive cheer and make Christmas with your family and friends special! Check out our list of the best independent farm shops, groceries stores and specialist liquor houses below:
Where to stay
Why not extend your stay and make the most of our wonderful destination with an overnight stay, take a look at our accommodation offer here.
Festive shows, artisan courses, Santa experiences and grottos
Whilst you're in town why not make the most of it and attend one of our festive shows, artisan courses, or take a visit to meet Santa, we have lots of unique activities to choose from:
Santa's Grotto, Telford Centre, 23 November - 24 December 2017
For more ideas on great days out and things to do head over to our 'things to do' section here!
Hosting a Christmas event of your own? Email us with the details here
Please note that this page is produced as a guide only - please check ahead using the links provided above to ensure that the events are still taking place.