If you have a question about the event we have probably answered it below....

We are back for 2018 in a new location! Come a take a walk in our NEW winter wonderland! 

What is it?

A festival of food, drink and with local craft with a festive theme. 

When and where is it?

December 8th and 9th 2018 at The Guildhall, Next to Frankwell car park in Shrewsbury, from 10am to 6pm on the Saturday and 10-5pm on the Sunday.

Who's behind it?

Shropshire Festivals are an experienced team behind the event who also run Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival and Shropshire Oktoberfest and who do consultancy for many events in and around the county including field to fork festival.  www.shropshirefestivals.co.uk 

Why Shrewsbury?

Because the town’s exceptional independent retail scene has been a well-kept-secret for too long. Shrewsbury has great producers, great restaurants and great independent retailers. Our festival aims to bring economic benefit to all  sectors, particularly artisans.

Can I Exhibit?

At this time there is no availibility for exhibitors.

Where can I stay? 

We do suggest you go to Shrewsbury's official accomodation list here .  Also the very helpful people at Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre, in the market square where you can also buy tickets for the festival -  Tel 01743 258888, visitorinfo@shropshire.gov.uk,  www.visitshrewsbury.com There is a whole range of accomodation across the area with amazing places so why not check out Trivago for some great deals

I am an exhibitor and I want to be informed about your events?

Please get in contact with us via 01952 432175 or via info@shropshirefestivals.co.uk and we will add you to our mail out list.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes. Our festivals are entirely dependent on volunteers. We’ll need 100 people to donate their time  in order for the event to succeed. Our festival is privately-funded and without community support, we won’t last. We need you to help. You can support us by telephoning 01952 432175, emailing info@shrewsburychristmas.co.uk  or using the ‘contact us’ tab  or download a volunteer form here!

Disabled Access to the festival

The festival is held on concrete and is fairly flat. We will let carers in for free with a registered disabled person. There is disabled carparking around town but we are sorry there is no extra carparking for either disabled or general parking for the event. The council have launched a new website to make finding out information about carparking and flooding easier. 

We have been given this information regarding disabled carparking and thought it maybe useful for people.... Some disabled parking in the centre of town, which is about 5 mins walk away. Watch out as some of the central car parks make no concessions for disabled so you still have to pay. SY1 1QJ. There may be a space at the swimming centre which is right next door but the car park is very small, however you could try there first. SY1 1RU. There is a multi storey which has disabled parking about 10 mins walk SY1 1PL. Or Frankwell car park which is big and about 10 mins walk on the flat SY1 1PL.


Dogs are NOT allowed into the event as it will all be undercover and not appropriate or comfortable for animals.

Parking in Shrewsbury

There is plenty of parking through the town centre and there is also a fantastic park and ride service, HOWEVER the park and ride ONLY runs on the Saturday every 20 minutes and NOT on the Sunday! 

Car Parks

Abbey Foregate (Long Stay) – SY2 6AH

St Julian's Friars (Long Stay)- SY1 1XL

Raven Meadows Multi Storey SY1 1PL

Bridge Street - (Short Stay) SY1 1QU

Frankwell Main (Long Stay)- SY3 8HQ

Frankwell Riverside (Short Stay)- SY3 8HQ

Frankwell Quay (Short Stay)- SY3 8HQ

St Austin’s Street (Short Stay)– SY1 1SA

On Street Parking

All town centre street parking is pay and display only. Blue and yellow pay machines are located next to every parking bay in Shrewsbury Town Centre.

Charging Hours are Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 6.00pm (including bank holidays)

The maximum length of stay in most town centre streets is one hour with no returned for two hours, a few have a two hour limit, see the notices on the pay and display machines.

*The enforcement of car parks is undertaken by a team of Civil Enforcement Officers employed directly by Shropshire Council - if you have any queries please refer to the council parking page here *

By Train

Shrewsbury's Railway Station is located in the town centre, by the Castle, the shops and the historic buildings. There is an hourly train service from London Euston via Birmingham or Wolverhampton (less on Sundays) and good connections to other towns. Journey time from London is approximately three hours.

Please do check with the train companies for specific details over the festival weekend

By Coach

National Express runs two direct services from London Victoria and connections from other UK towns serviced by the network. Tel: 08705 808080 for further details.

Park and Ride 

Shrewsbury operates an excellent Park and Ride service, which is a cheap and convenient way of getting into the town centre. There are three Park and Ride sites - all signed from main approach roads. Buses run every 20 minutes from 7.30am (8am on Saturdays) to 6.30pm daily except Sundays. There are stops and pick-up points throughout the town centre. Colour coded tickets make it easier to find the right bus.

Wheelchair Mobility

Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders. These spaces cab be found on Shoplatch, Castle Street, St. Mary's Street, Claremont Street and Roushill. Parking is free if displaying the badge and clock for the period as indicated on the signs.

Designated parking spaces for disabled people in Raven Meadows multi-storey and in Abbey Foregate car park. Normal car parking charges apply. Some Hackney Carriage taxis are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible buses operate on all three Park and Ride routes. Normal charges apply.

Shrewsbury Shop Mobility

Operates from Raven Meadows car park, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Electronic scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire. Reservations are recommended, telephone 01743 236900

What does the community get in return?

We are committed to providing community benefit and we are raising money for the Shrewsbury Ark in several ways before, during and after the event and hope to raise thousands of pounds through this! In 2017 over £3000 was raised for the charity.

Buy Tickets

Buy Tickets online now and avoid the last minute rush

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Look at the 2017 programme whilst we are wrapping up the details for 2018! Click HERE!

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our AMAZING sponsors who help to make this festival happen!

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