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Christmas is a magical time in 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 (socially distanced of course), 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 Shropshire one to remember.

Christmas shopping

Our market towns are full of independent retailers, mixing the old with the new making our destination truly unique, many of them now have click and collect or delivery options available helping you to find that extra special gift with a personal touch.

Telford Virtual Christmas Market 2020 

TW Virtual High Streets 

24 & 25 November 2020 - Ludlow Medieval Christmas Medieval Fair 

5 & 12 December 2020 - Shrewsbury Fair in the Square 

5 & 6 December 2020 - Christmas Food & Craft Fayre, Weston Park 

Date TBC Shropshire Handmade and Creative Christmas Fair, Salop Leisure, Shrewsbury

5, 6, 12 & 13 December - Alderford Lake Christmas Market, Whitchurch 


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 of Shropshire. From cosy pubs nestled away in rural locations, to atmospheric wine and cocktail bars located in historical market towns and the abundance of independent cafes and coffee houses. 

Best Weston Valley Hotel, Ironbridge

The White Hart and Number Nine, Ironbridge

The Woodbridge Inn, Coalport

The Haughmond Upton Magna


Polar Express Inspired Afternoon Tea, Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford

Wreath Making Workshop with Festive Afternoon Tea, Hawkstone Hall and Gardens


The best for Christmas food & drink

Looking for that extra special tipple or Uncle Fred’s favourite cheese, Shropshire 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:

Apley Farm, Norton 

Greenfields, Donnington and Priorslee

Morgans Butchers, Waters Upton

Moonshine and Fuggles, Ironbridge

Battlefield 1403, Shrewsbury

Ludlow Farm Shop, Ludlow

Churncote Farm Shop and Butchery

Llynclys Hall Farm Shop, Oswestry 

Fordhall Organic Farm, Market Drayton 

Wenlock Edge Farm, Wenlock

Treflach Farm, Oswestry


Festive shows, artisan courses, Santa experiences and grottos

Christmas is not cancelled in Shropshire and Telford...many events are still actively selling tickets for their experiences, some have gone online to bring you some festive cheer virtually. Take a look at what's happening across the region here>>

Santa at the farm, Morrells Wood Farm, Leighton 

Outdoor pantomine at Alderford Lake, Whitchurch

Enchanted Weston, Weston Park 

Salop Leisure Virtual Christmas Santa & Elf Dash

Santa Safari, Hawkstone Park Follies

Santa Express, Severn Valley Railway

Steam in lights, Severn Valley Railway 

Festive Wreath Making Workshop, Hadely Park Hotel, Telford 

Santas Grotto, Apley Farm Shop, Norton 

Breakfast with Santa, Apley Farm

Salop Leiaure Christmas - Tea with Santa, Christmas Movies, festive wreath making and more, Shrewsbury 

Victorian Christmas, Blists Hill Museum, Ironbridge

Perosnalised message from Santa created by The Ironbridge Gorge Museums 

Winter Wonderland, Wonderland Telford Town Park 


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.


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.