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Discover the magic of Christmas in Shrewsbury

Christmas magic comes alive in Shrewsbury, with plenty of places to capture Christmas cheer. Indulge in mince pies and mulled wine, pick up perfect presents or celebrate the party season.

Video produced by Painted Life Productions. Funding provided by Shrewsbury BID and Invest in Shropshire Economic Recovery Programme.

The Original Shrewsbury Christmas

This year you can celebrate Christmas beneath Shrewsbury's Old Market Hall. Bask in the light of Shrewsbury's sparkling Christmas tree whilst children post their letters to Father Christmas in our Christmas post box, which has a direct line to the North Pole.

Write your very own letter to the big man in red, or download a template letter here.

The Shrewsbury post box will be in place from the Christmas Lights Switch On on 24th November.

Father Christmas is very busy getting ready for Christmas Eve, if you would like a response to your letters please make sure to post them before Thursday 16th DecemberPlease make sure to include your email address if you'd like a response.

 

Late night shopping in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's retailers are getting ready for a magical Christmas by extending their opening hours, allowing you longer to stock up on your Christmas gifts and essentials. Late Night Shopping will be taking place across the town every Wednesday from 24th November to 22nd December 2021.

Click here to discover Shrewsbury's late-night shopping hours before during and after the seasonal period.

Free Parking after three

FREE parking will be available at Abbey Foregate and Frankwell from 3pm every Wednesday from 24th November to 22nd December 2021.

Key festive events in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Wednesday, 24th November 2021 -
4:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 1st December 2021
Shrewsbury Market Hall,
Claremont Street
SY1 1QG Shrewsbury

Santa's Grotto

Wednesday, 1st to Thursday, 23rd December 2021
The Darwin Centre,
Pride Hill
SY1 1PL Shrewsbury

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Wednesday, 1st December 2021 to Monday, 3rd January 2022
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, 4th December 2021
Across town

Christmas Tree Festival at St Chad's

Sunday, 5th December 2021 to Monday, 3rd January 2022
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Carols in the Square

Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -
5:30pm

Chronicle Christmas Market

Friday, 17th to Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
9:00am - 6:00pm

Christmas and seasonal markets

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop

Friday, 22nd October to Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
10:15am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Winter Fair

Saturday, 6th November 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Wednesday Winter Warmers

Wednesday, 1st December 2021
Shrewsbury Market Hall,
Claremont Street
SY1 1QG Shrewsbury

DRAWN in Winter

Saturday, 27th to Sunday, 28th November 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 3rd December 2021 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Festive Gift Market

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Made in Shropshire: Fair in the Square

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
9:00am - 5:00pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market

Saturday, 11th December 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shrewsbury Prison,
The Dana Prison
SY1 2HR Shrewsbury

Christmas Fair

Saturday, 11th December 2021 -
2:00pm - 4:00pm
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Chronicle Christmas Market

Friday, 17th to Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
9:00am - 6:00pm

Family friendly events

Elf the Musical

Wednesday, 17th to Saturday, 20th November 2021
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Santa's Grotto

Wednesday, 1st to Thursday, 23rd December 2021
The Darwin Centre,
Pride Hill
SY1 1PL Shrewsbury

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Wednesday, 1st December 2021 to Monday, 3rd January 2022
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Christmas Crafts with Mrs Claus

Saturday, 4th to Sunday, 5th December 2021
Nerdy Coffee Co.,

Home Alone (PG)

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Festive Tree Decorations workshop

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Christmas Crafts with Mrs Claus

Saturday, 4th to Sunday, 5th December 2021
Nerdy Coffee Co.,

The Polar Express (U)

Saturday, 11th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Splinters of Heaven

Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -
5:00pm - 10:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Festive Pom Poms workshop

Saturday, 11th December 2021 -
12:30pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

A Christmas Hug

Friday, 17th to Friday, 24th December 2021
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Frozen (Sing Along)

Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Snow Birds workshop

Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

The Muppet's Christmas Carol (U)

Sunday, 19th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Festive Tree Decorations workshop

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

Tuesday, 28th December 2021 -
2:00pm
5:00pm
Montgomery Waters Meadow,

Festive film screenings

Home Alone (PG)

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Christmas with Andre

Saturday, 4th to Sunday, 5th December 2021
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

The Polar Express (U)

Saturday, 11th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Frozen (Sing Along)

Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

A Christmas Carol (U)

Saturday, 18th to Friday, 24th December 2021
Old Market Hall,
The Square
SY1 1LH Shrewsbury

The Muppet's Christmas Carol (U)

Sunday, 19th December 2021 -
10:30am
The Hive,
5 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Seasonal workshops

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Sunday, 28th November 2021
Havana Republic,

Wreath Making Masterclass

Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -
6:30pm
Hickory's Smokehouse,

Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
10:00am - 12:00pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Seasonal tours

Walk-round wines for Christmas

Wednesday, 17th to Thursday, 18th November 2021 -
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB Shrewsbury

Tanners guided Christmas tour

Thursday, 2nd December 2021 -
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB Shrewsbury

A Christmas Carol Guided Tour

Saturday, 18th to Sunday, 19th December 2021
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Music, carols and church services

Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight

Friday, 3rd December 2021 -
7:30pm - 10:00pm
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Choral Christmas Concert

Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
7:30pm
Shrewsbury Abbey,
Abbey Foregate
SY2 6BS Shrewsbury

Christmas Tree Festival at St Chad's

Sunday, 5th December 2021 to Monday, 3rd January 2022
St Chad's Church,
St Chad's Terrace
SY1 1JX Shrewsbury

The Joy of Christmas

Thursday, 9th December 2021 -
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shrewsbury Abbey,
Abbey Foregate
SY2 6BS Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Christmas Concert

Friday, 17th December 2021 -
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Shrewsbury Cathedral,
11 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Festival of Carols

Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
7:00pm - 8:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Handel's Messiah

Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Shrewsbury Abbey,
Abbey Foregate
SY2 6BS Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Town Carol Service

Monday, 20th December 2021 -
6:15pm
St Alkmund's Church,
St Alkmunds Square
SY1 1UH Shrewsbury
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