Inspiration to make your Christmas in Telford great

It’s only 5 weeks until Christmas and for anyone wanting to get into the festive mood Christmas in Telford has arrived to take the stress out of finding events and things to do over the coming weeks.

Inspiration to make your Christmas in Telford great

Discover Telford’s festive guide, Christmas in Telford, has been created to provide a comprehensive guide for residents and visitors to find out what is going on and plan plenty of Christmas cheer both in the borough and further afield.

Activities and events include light switch-on’s, Christmas markets, party nights, trips to see Santa and lots more across the borough.

As an example of the events on the website, Wellington lists its Christmas lights switch-on event on Saturday 26 November from 10am to 6pm, including lantern making workshops and parade, ‘rascal’ themed Victorian Christmas Market, switch on, music and Santa.

But there are lots more, events so check out the Discover Telford website or the Christmas in Telford Facebook page to begin planning what to do and what to see in the lead up to what is often the most magical time of the year for many.

Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Culture, Sports, Park and Green Spaces, said: “The Destination Programme Team here at the Council has been working with members of the Visitor Economy Forum, including local attractions, hotels and retailers to bring together lots of Christmas information to create the Christmas in Telford guide and make it easier for residents and visitors to find out what is going on over the festive period.

“It’s clear to see from the event listings that there is a lot going on locally and Christmas in Telford is the ideal planning tool to get as much or as little done before Christmas as possible.

“With something for all ages, Christmas in Telford is set to be a very festive affair in 2016.”

The Discover Telford Team, will be out and about at events and the Telford European Christmas Market with Express you Elf selfie frames.  Get in the frame, put the photo on the Wall of Festive Fame and get sharing it on social media.

And don’t forget to look out for the 12 days of Christmas competition as tElfie goes on tour from Thursday 1 – Monday 12 December.  Head to the Christmas in Telford Facebook page daily and guess where tElfie is located.  A winner will be chosen at random each day of the tour and will win a special prize.