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Christmas in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury comes alive at Christmas, with plenty of places to capture Christmas cheer. Indulge in mince pies and mulled wine, pick up perfect presents or celebrate the party season.

The Original Shrewsbury Christmas

This year you can celebrate Christmas beneath Shrewsbury's Old Market Hall. Bask in the light of Shrewsbury's sparkling Christmas tree whilst children post their letters to Father Christmas in our Christmas post box, which has a direct line to the North Pole.

Write your very own letter to the big man in red, or download a template letter here.

Father Christmas is very busy getting ready for Christmas Eve, if you would like a response to your letters please make sure to post them before Thursday December 17thPlease make sure to include your email address if you'd like a response.

Free Parking

Parking will be free from 11am to 6pm in all Shropshire Council car parks from 3 December [2020] to 17 January [2021], to provide the county’s town centre traders with a welcome boost once the current lockdown ends. Click here for more details.

Late night shopping in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's retailers are getting ready for Christmas by extending their hours, allowing you longer to stock up on your Christmas gifts and essentials. Click here to discover Shrewsbury's late-night shopping hours before during and after the seasonal period.

Festive events in Shrewsbury

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation a number of Shrewsbury's autumn and winter events have been cancelled, including the Christmas Lights switch on, Carols in the Square and the annual panto.
Whilst we endeavour to keep this page as up to date as possible, we would recommend checking with event organisers before attending.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, 4th December 2021
Across town

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop

Friday, 22nd October to Saturday, 4th December 2021 -
10:15am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Free entry to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery - CANCELLED

Tuesday, 28th July 2020 to Sunday, 3rd January 2021
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Museum Christmas Elf Trail - Cancelled

Thursday, 3rd December 2020 to Sunday, 3rd January 2021
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Christmas Friday Night Films & Cats

Friday, 4th to Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 -
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Paws Cafe,

Shrewsbury's Open Live Music

Sunday, 6th to Friday, 25th June 2021
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 1st October 2021 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

We'll have to do it again then... won't we?! - Cancelled

Friday, 4th December 2020 to Sunday, 3rd January 2021
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Santa's Grotto

Saturday, 5th to Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Charles Darwin Shopping Centre,
Pride Hill
SY1 1PL Shrewsbury

Made in Shropshire: Fair in the Square

Saturday, 9th October 2021 -
9:00am - 5:00pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Brunch with Santa

Saturday, 12th December 2020 -
10:30am - 3:00pm
Hickory's Smokehouse,

Carols on the doorstep

Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -
6:00pm - 7:00pm
On your doorstep

A Christmas Carol (U)

Friday, 18th to Thursday, 24th December 2020
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE!

Friday, 18th to Thursday, 24th December 2020
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Chronicle Christmas Market

Friday, 17th to Saturday, 18th December 2021 -
9:00am - 6:00pm

A Christmas Carol Guided Tour

Saturday, 19th to Sunday, 20th December 2020 -
11:00am - 12:30pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Carol Service at Shrewsbury Cathedral

Sunday, 20th December 2020 -
5:00pm
Shrewsbury Cathedral,
11 Belmont
SY1 1TE Shrewsbury

Splinters of Heaven

Monday, 21st December 2020 -
4:00pm - 8:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Cats & Craft

Thursday, 28th October 2021 -
10:00am - 11:00am
Paws Cafe,

Saturday Seasonal Screening

Saturday, 5th to Saturday, 26th December 2020
Paws Cafe,