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A Traditional Lichfield Christmas
The Christmas season is upon us once again, and having done extensive research on your behalf, we can happily announce that there is nowhere better than Lichfield for Christmas shopping, Christmas music and festive fun. Heres a taster.
Lichfield Christmas Festival
The Lichfield Christmas Festival (7th -15th December) starts in the Market Square on the weekend of 7th and 8th December. There will be the usual market along with a farmers market and craft stalls. A great opportunity to buy some delicious Christmas goodies and unique presents.
Other festival events include a Christmas Tree Festival at the Cathedral, a lantern parade and free entertainment throughout. Head for the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum or Erasmus Darwin House for a peek into Christmas past; both will be recreating a Georgian Christmas.
Carols and Concerts
Lichfield will be ringing with music throughout December, from the Guildhall to the Cathedral, from the market square to the barracks.
The Cathedral has a full programme of carol concerts and events, including a performance of Bachs Christmas Oratorio on 7th December. Back at the Guildhall there is a series of cracking Christmassy gigs, kicking off with Johnny Coppins All on a Winters Night, a rich mix of traditional carols, new songs, readings and folklore.
For something a little more sobering, on 7th December, at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, World War One Carols in the Trenches is a re-enactment of the 1914 Christmas Truce, guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
The Essential Christmas Traditions
A Traditional Christmas is not complete without seeing Santa and going to the panto. Once again, Santa will tour Lichfield during December, under the watchful eyes of the round table.
This years panto at the Garrick is Snow White and the Magic Mirror, starring Joanna Malin as Queen Evilene. Tickets for the show, which runs from 6th December to 5th January, are selling fast, so book soon.
And finally, we wish everyone in Lichfield a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year.
Posted On:  07 November, 2013
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