Christmas magic!

There will be festive fayres and light switch on events galore in the WW! area this year.

Bridgnorth lights will be switched on during the hugely popular award-winning speciality market and event on Friday 17 November. The Quayside switch-on and new lights in Lavington’s Hole and the entrances to the town will be the following day.

Telford’s Southwater will again be hosting its European Christmas Market. Opening on 23 November, the market will run until 23 December and traditional wooden chalets selling festive gifts from around Europe will be decked with garlands and lights. Visitors can indulge in traditional German sausages, beers and gluhwein and there will be a funfair as well as performances from local choirs and acoustic bands.

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Shifnal hosts Christmas Markets on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November. Visitors will be able to browse an array of traditional stalls, pick up gifts, enjoy festive refreshments all ahead of the big switch on happening on the evening of the 25th.

Broseley will have festive stalls and entertainment throughout the town on Saturday 25 November. During the afternoon there will be entertainment at the Birchmeadow Centre and a craft fair, stalls and Santa’s Grotto at Broseley Social Club. The High Street will host attractions and food stalls plus a procession prior to the switch-on and there will be a fair on the library car park.

Much Wenlock’s ever-popular Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday 2 December from 10am to 5pm. The atmospheric event offers a variety of stalls and entertainment, along with the lights switch-on at 3.30pm. Santa will be in his Grotto at Holy Trinity Church and the day closes with carols by candlelight in The Square.

In what is now a famous event in Broseley’s calendar, the Collins Close Christmas lights switch-on will be on Saturday 2 December at 7pm. It’s a fun-filled, festive, family evening raising money for Bridgnorth Gateway Club (MENCAP) and Broseley Festival. Enjoy hot food, a raffle, mulled wine and mince pies, meet Santa and friends… and remember to wear warm clothes.

Bridgnorth will also see a Christmas Street Market on Sunday 3 December from 10am to 4pm, with over 70 traders selling everything including Christmas trees, confectionery and gifts plus hot and cold international food and drink. There’s to be a children’s funfair and a grotto which has been organised by Severn Fundraisers. Ex-Wolves and England footballer Steve Bull will also be making a return visit.

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