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Christmas things to do in Wolverhampton 2018

Christmas things to do in Wolverhampton 2018

If you’re in Wolverhampton, you certainly aren’t stuck for festive activities this year.

The hardest part can be finding the right events for you. That’s why at k2 Hairdresser Wolverhampton we have put this convenient guide together for 2018. Navigate through the article by clicking on a topic:

  1. Find Christmas trees
  2. The best festive markets
  3. Light switch on events
  4. Christmas dinner
  5. Festive activities for the whole family.

We are continuing to update this guide, so make sure to check back for new additions to this exciting list of festivities. If you’d like more information, make sure to click on the title of each event.

Hairdresser Christmas Wolverhampton

Christmas trees in Wolverhampton

The smell of pine, the rush of excitement and inevitable fir needle stab…

There’s nothing quite like the hunt for a real Christmas tree to get you in the festive spirit…


Essington Farm

At this farm they stock a range of types and sizes to offer the perfect tree for everyone. We’d also highly recommend stopping by the farm shop and deli to find some delicious homemade goods, as well as all the fresh fruit, veg, cheese and all the treats you need for the holiday season.

They also offer special stands, buckets, netting and expert advice to keep your tree fresher for longer.

Contact number: 01902 735 724

Address: Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ


The best Wolverhampton Christmas markets…

The smell of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts at a busy Christmas market is just what you need to get that excited fuzzy feeling.

In this town we’re spoilt for choice, here are the top picks:


Wolverhampton Victorian Christmas Market

With Victorian themed costumes, decorations, entertainment and funfair rides, this Christmas festival is a truly unique experience that we’d recommend everyone attending.

There are over 200 stalls selling a wide variety of crafts, gifts and speciality food and drinks.

Opening times:

Friday 14th Dec 11am – 7pm

Saturday 15th Dec 10am – 7pm

Sunday 16th Dec 10am – 5pm

Address: Dudley St & Queen Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TL


Christmas Shopping Market at Bantock House Museum

Described as a ‘unique Christmas shopping experience with handmade gifts, crafts, food and much more, from local makers’, it is a special event that’s sure to get you in the festive spirit.

Opening times: Saturday 24th November 11am – 3pm

Address: Finchfield Rd, Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ


Himley Hall Christmas Shopping Fair

Celebrating it’s 25 year anniversary, this popular event is the perfect chance to find some early gifts for friends and family.

Find 60 stalls and exhibitors from all over the midlands presenting the best unique gifts, food, drink, fashion, art, home décor, crafts and much more.

Opening times:

Saturday 17th Nov 10:30am – 5pm

Sunday 18th Nov 10:30am – 5pm

Address: Himley Hall & Park, Himley, Dudley, West Midlands DY3 4DF


Dudley Street Christmas Markets

Indoor and outdoor markets full of last minute seasonal essentials and special gift ideas. Find jewellery, fashion, unique stocking fillers, premium products, food, drink and much more.

Opening times:

19th Dec – 23rd Dec

Open from 10am (closing time TBC)

Address: Dudley St, Wolverhampton


Wolverhampton Christmas lights switch on 2018

There are plenty of family friendly light switch on events to attend this year, with dates and venues to suit everyone. Some of the details are still yet to be confirmed, but here’s what you should be looking out for in the next couple of months…


Wolverhampton Queen Square (TBC)

The big light switch on is happening at 6:30pm, with special guests taking part such as the Mayor, jack and the beanstalk pantomime cast, The Gruffalo and British Citizen Youth Award Winner Louis Johnson.

Find thrilling entertainment such as a free radio roadshow, fair rides, firework display, real reindeer and a visit from Santa Claus.

Date and time: Wednesday 1st December 2018 – 4pm onwards

Address: Wolverhampton Queen Square, Queen Square, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1TX


High Street Wednesfield (TBC)

The Mayor will be turning on the lights at High Street Wednesfield this year with the help of Santa Claus. Entertainment and activities start at 4pm, but the light switch on will be at 5:30pm.

Date and time: Thursday 22nd November 2018 – 4 – 6pm

Address: High Street Wednesfield, High Street, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV11 1BF


Church Street, Bilston

Events start at 5:30pm, including Christmas carols, music from Signal 107 Radio, festive markets on Church street, Santa’s Grotto and Santa’s Sleigh Procession. The big switch on will take place at 6:30pm with the Mayor and The Fizzoggs.

Date and time: Friday 30th November 2018 – 5:30pm

Address: Church Street, Bilston, WV14 0AX


Tettenhall Upper Green (TBC)

Find the Mayor, British Citizen Youth Award winner Louis Johnson and Miss Black Country switch on the lights this year at 6:30pm. Fair rides, music and entertainment starts at 5pm.

Date and time: Saturday 24th November 2018 – 5pm

Address: Tettenhall Upper Green, Upper Green, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8QH


Bantock House and Park (TBC)

Festive fun, fair rides and traditional music begin at 5pm at Bantock House Museum. Meet and greet Santa Claus between 5 – 6:15pm before he joins the Mayor for the light switch on at 6:30pm.

Date and time: Sunday 25th November 2018 – 5 – 7pm

Address: Bantock House and Park, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9LQ


Northycote Farm and Country Park (TBC)

The Signal 107 roadshow starts at 4pm, followed by crafts and stories for the family. The big switch on is happening at 5pm with Santa Claus at Northycote Farm.

Date and time: Saturday 1st December 2018 – 4pm

Address: Northycote Farm and Country Park, Underhill Lane, Bushbury, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 7JF


Christmas day dinner in Wolverhampton 2018

From a cosy pub atmosphere to fine dining, there’s a restaurant for everyone this year in Wolverhampton. Christmas dinner is a special occasion to go all out and experience a truly unique eating experience. Here are the top picks for 2018…

The Mermaid

With separate menus for the festive season, Christmas Day, boxing day and New Years Eve, there are plenty of options for your friends and family at The Mermaid. The venue showcases crackling log fires, hearty menus and endearing cosy corners, this is the perfect place to unwind this December.


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Address: Bridgnorth Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8BN

The Vine

Chefs at The Vine have created an extra special festive menu this year, including delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Also take advantage of their drinks packages at exclusive prices when you pre-order.

Address: High Street, Wombourne, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV5 9DT


The Crown

Making sure each moment of your festive season is ‘suitably fabulous’, The Crown offers exquisite customer service, a cosy atmosphere and beautifully prepared food and drink.

Address: 83 Wergs Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 9BP


Banks Bistro Restaurant

This snug bistro is the idea place for those looking for a relaxed atmosphere. Unwind and enjoy their unique festive menu and delicious selection of wine.

Address: 40c Bath Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV1 4EP


Christmas activities in Wolverhampton 2018

Festive events are the perfect way to get the whole family out of the house and enjoy some quality time together. Get involved with these exciting events this year…


Merry Christmas Live 2018 – Wolverhampton Racecourse

Receive a Winter cocktail on arrival, followed by a festive three course meal. Enjoy a cabaret-style show, professional costumed dancers and live music whilst you sit back and relax with friends and family.

Finish off the night by dancing away to the tunes played by resident DJ, playing all time favourites and classics.

Date and time: Friday 30th November 2018 – 7pm

Address: Wolverhampton Racecourse, Holiday Inn Garden Court , Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 0PE


Festive Frivolities 2018 – Arena Theatre

Find local craft stalls, unique gifts, an interactive stall to make your own gifts, live entertainments, stories, complementary drinks and food, and much more.

Crafts start at 6:30pm and live entertainment will be on at 7:30pm.

Date and time: Wednesday 19th December 2018 – 6:30pm

Address: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE


We hope you have a wonderful Christmas from everyone at k2 Hair. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram if you attend any of our Wolverhampton Christmas recommendations.

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