Is it too early to start saying the “C” word? Probably but these days you sometimes have to act quick to book all the best places. With that in mind I thought I would make a start on my Christmas blog where you can find out about everything Chrismassy in the region and nearby (yay so excited, I love Christmas).
Events to Pre-Book
Tickets for The Snowman and The Snowman & the Snowdog are now on sale. There will be three performances on Wednesday 19 December at 12pm, 2.30pm and 7.15pm.
The Snowman At St John Baptist Church, Kidderminster
Orchestra of St John will perform Howard Blake’s The Snowman with
Charlotte Moseley lead violin
Richard Jenkinson conductor and
Kevin Ward (Bromsgrove’s Town Crier) narrator
This wonderfully evocative piece make the perfect Winter treat whatever your age – young or old. How could it be Christmas without the Snowman?
The concert is brought to you by the Orchestra of St John and the Friends of St John’s Church.
Come along early for a selfie with the snowman, for a hot chocolate and to meet the musicians.
Last year’s event was sold out – so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £5 adults, accompanied children FREE.
All seats unreserved.
Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum
❄️ “One snowy night when the Gruffalo snored…The Gruffalo’s Child was feeling bored…..” ❄️
The Gruffalo’s Child has returned to Queenswood ready for the winter! Follow our fun activity trail and see what you discover along the way…. 🐾 🦊🦉🐍
Free Parking in Wyre Forest after 4pm
Shoppers can take advantage of free parking at all Wyre Forest District Council car parks after 4pm during the festive period.
The ‘free Christmas parking after 4pm’ offer will run from Saturday 17 November 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019.
Festivities begin less than a week later on Friday 23 November with the first of the district’s Christmas light switch-ons taking place in Stourport. Kidderminster’s lights switch-on (organised by Wyre Forest District Council in partnership with Kidderminster Town Council) will follow on Saturday 24 November and Bewdley’s (organised by Bewdley Town Council) on Saturday 1 December.
The offer applies only to car parks owned by Wyre Forest District Council. The offer is not available at Weaver’s Wharf car park in Kidderminster, which is privately owned.
Signs will be going up at the entrances to all council car parks and will also be displayed at all ticket machines. Motorists – including those using the Just Park app – will not need to pay for parking beyond 4pm during the period.
Full information about the offer is available at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/festive.
Witley Court and Gardens. Worcester Road, WR6 6JT
06 – 22 December
The popular Enchanted event is coming to Witley Court & Gardens for the first time this December!
Make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as Witley Court is transformed into an illuminated world. Follow the charming trail to discover our garden in a new light, taking in the magic with everything from fairy lights to a talking tree along the way, and ending up at the dramatic ruins of the Court. Throughout the illuminated trail look out for floating umbrellas and friendly fairies who have made their home among the twinkling lights.
The Christmas Tree Festival begins on Saturday and runs until 3 January. This year it’s the biggest ever with 100 decorated trees. The event is FREE and open to everyone. You can vote for your favourite tree online from a shortlist of 10 finalists.
Come and join in some festive fun here at All Things Wild this Christmas, you won’t be disappointed.
Visit Santa’s magical reindeer and the Wise Men’s camels, take part in our Elf Hunt, ride the Sleigh Bell Express, train to be a certified Christmas Elf in our Elf Academy and lots more!
We are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Why not add some extra magic to your Christmas and go on our ‘Santa’s Passport to Christmas’ Experience! This is not just a chance to meet the big man himself but a Christmas experience in itself! Available on selected dates and times, prices start from just £4.50.
For more events see December Events
Visiting Father Christmas
See our blog at Visiting Father Christmas
The latest Santa runs and Sleigh runs
Get Christmas started with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On – find your local one at Christmas Lights Switch On
He’s behind you…. catch a panto at Pantos and Performances
WIN WIN WIN – your chance to see Sleeping Beauty at the Panto – COMPETITION: WIN! A family ticket to Sleeping Beauty at the Belgrade Theatre
Get your Christmas shopping started at a Christmas Fayres