With the days becoming frosty, and the shops filled with gift ideas – Christmas is just around the corner. Shropshire truly comes alive during the festive season, with plenty of fun days out and places to explore for the whole family.

We’ve compiled the best of what Shropshire has to offer at Christmas, so that you don’t have to.

Shrewsbury Christmas Light Switch On

23rd November 4:30pm until 8:00pm

Watch the historic market town of Shrewsbury light up the night’s sky for their annual Christmas Light Switch On.

The event marks the start of late-night shopping in the town, where retailers open for longer so that you can stock up on all your favourite Christmas gifts and essentials.

Midwinter Music at Montgomery

17th December from 7:00pm

Join Cor Trefaldwyn and Monty Folk for an evening of heart-warming Christmas and Midwinter music at St Nicholas Church, Montgomery.

Expect singalong moments, festive treats and a glass of mulled wine, followed by a mince pie.

Christmas at Attingham Park

At this popular National Trust site, you’ll enjoy a sprinkling of seasonal sparkle as you explore two floors of inventively themed Christmas trees and decorations – from traditional and show stopping to quirky and thought-provoking.

Alternatively, follow the new Christmas Tree trail along the Mile Walk, perhaps you will spot the decorated sleigh before it makes its way across the world delivering presents with Father Christmas.

Finish the day off by tucking into some festive food and drink from the café, and spend a little time in the shop and library to pick up some presents for your nearest and dearest.


Shrewsbury Market Hall Christmas Evenings

23rd November until 14th December 4:00pm until 8:00pm

Multi award-winning Shrewsbury Market Hall will throw open its doors for late night shopping this Christmas on their 'Winter Warming Wednesdays'.

For those who get there early; purchase something from one of the market’s retailers early on the night, and receive a voucher for a complimentary homemade mince pie and a glass of mulled wine, served 5pm to 6pm (while stocks last).

For those with young children (or for the kids at heart!) Olaf and Elsa from Frozen will be popping in on Wednesday 30th November!

Tanners Wines Christmas Tasting Events

The popular Tanners Wines Walk-Round Christmas Tasting events are back.

Whether you’re deliberating over wines for the Christmas Dinner, or looking for the perfect gift – these tours are your opportunity to talk to the experts. Be quick though, tickets sell out fast!


Christmas Events at Alderford Lake

Alderford Lake are getting into the full swing of Christmas, with events organised for the whole family.

From the popular Alderford Santa Island Experience, to real ice skating, to lights in the woods – the park is really pulling out all the stops for a fantastic, festive time.


Blists Hill Christmas Weekends

3rd-4th and 11th-12th December

Experience the magic of Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town. A fun day out for all the family, the streets and exhibits are decorated for the festive season and brought to life by Victorian actors busily preparing for the big day!

An opportunity for a traditional Christmas, shop from the emporium, enjoy a pantomime in the Big Top and see Father Christmas in his grotto.


Severn Valley Railway Steam in Lights

18th & 19th – 25th & 26th November; Every Wednesday and Saturday from 30th November-23rd December

This popular, colourful light trail has been reimagined for 2022, and takes you on a visual journey around the globe. The immersive night-time experience starts in Bridgnorth on the steam train – a great way to get into the festive spirit.


Magic of Shropshire Christmas Markets

With the twinkling lights, mulled wine and festive atmosphere – you cannot beat a Christmas market. As one of the fondest traditions over the festive season, Shropshire is filled with great markets across the county.

For a full list of Shropshire’s finest Christmas markets, take a look at Visit Shropshire’s top picks – from Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre to Shrewsbury’s December in the Square.