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Lichfield shoppers will be able to get in the festive spirit when the city’s Christmas Festival takes place.
The two-day event – on December 10 and 11 – will see Market Square full of free festive treats, including face painting, entertainment and two family trails.
On Saturday 11 December, from 10am to 3.30pm, there will be a chance to stock up on goodies at the Lichfield Market while enjoying a glass of mulled wine and listening to festive music, thanks to Cannock Salvation Army Band, City of Lichfield Concert Band and Walsall Operatic Society.
Heritage venues across the city are also getting involved in the fun on the Saturday with Christmas Crafts in St Mary’s Church, Erasmus Darwin’s Birthday Celebrations at Erasmus Darwin House, and an evening of Christmas music and storytelling at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.
A Christmas through the Ages guided tour is also running on December 10 at 2pm. The winter walking tour will be filled with festive tales about the city, rounded off with a hot drink and a mince pie at The George Hotel. Tickets cost £4.50 and are available from Lichfield Tourist Information Centre in the Lichfield Garrick or by calling 01543 412112.
On December 11, from 10am to 4pm, the annual Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce Christmas Fayre will take place on Lichfield’s Market Square. It will feature crafts, trade and charity stalls. A highlight of the day will be the Lichfield Mysteries performing The Nativity on the Market Square at 2pm.
Councillor Louise Flowith, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for tourism, said: “The countdown to Christmas has started and the Christmas Festival weekend will be a fantastic way for the whole family to get into the festive spirit.
“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.”
For more information contact Lichfield Tourist Information Centre on 01543 412112 or log onto www.visitlichfield.co.uk.