A Winter Wolverhampton

Christmas is upon us once more and the City of Wolverhampton has a sleigh full of festive treats for all the family. Enjoy a schedule full of magical Christmas lights switch on’s, visits to Santa’s Winter Wonderland, Stores full of wonderful gift ideas, the magnificent Panto at the Grand Theatre and a whole lot more!

A Winter Wolverhampton

Discover your perfect Christmas in a City full of Joy…
Whatever is on your Christmas list this year we have it here in Wolverhampton. A great range of shops, brands and independent stores we have all your present ideas all in your Festive City this Christmas!

For festive food and drink there are a great range of places to eat, drink and be merry from your high street names to some fabulous independents.

There is a great mix of theatre, music, comedy and panto. Visit the Grand Theatre, Light House cinema, Arena Theatre, Civic Hall, Wulfrun Hall and Slade Rooms, there is a great night out whatever you are looking to do.

For everything you need and wish for this Christmas download your City Christmas Guide here

Festive fun

Santa's Winter Wonderland

Santa’s Winter Wonderland

Visit Santa at his Winter Wonderland this Christmas – Lower Mall Mander Centre.

Open from Saturday 2nd December every day until and including 23rd December.
Open from 10am till 5pm Monday to Saturday (open till 6pm on our Late Night Shopping Wednesdays)
Open from 11am till 4pm on Sundays.

The price per child is £4.00 or download the voucher here to visit Santa for just £3.00 each. 
Each visitor to Santa will receive a beautifully wrapped gift and can take their own photograph of the moment

Join us on the official opening of the Winter Wonderland on Saturday 2nd December at 11am where Wolverhampton’s Mayor and Mayoress will be there to greet Santa and welcome his visitors.


Shops will be open late till 8pm for the Christmas Light Switch on Wednesday 22nd November.

Wolverhampton’s Late Night Shopping till 8pm starts from Wednesday 6th December with shops including Debenhams, Marks and Spencer’s, Boots, H&M, Goldsmiths, Batteries Not Included, JD Sports and Peacocks to name just a few.

Black Friday 24th November:
Mander Centre – 8am till 8pm & Wulfrun Centre 9am till 8pm

Late Night Wednesday’s 6th, 13th, 20th December:
Mander Centre & Wulfrun Centre – 9am till 8pm Sat 25th November – Sun 3rd December
Mander Centre – 9:00am till 5:30pm • Sundays 10:30 till 4:30pm Wulfrun Centre – 9am till 5pm • Sundays 10am till 4pm

Week Commencing 4th December:
Mander Centre – Normal Hours until 5:30pm • Sunday 10:30am till 4:30pm
Wulfrun Centre – Normal Hours until 5pm • Sunday 10am till 4pm

Week Commencing 11th December:
Mander Centre – Normal Hours until 5:30pm • Sunday 10:30am till 4:30pm
Wulfrun Centre – Normal Hours until 5pm • Sunday 10am till 4pm

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December:
Mander Centre – Normal Hours 9am till 5:30pm
Wulfrun Centre – Open till 8pm

Wednesday 20th December to Saturday 23rd December
Mander Centre Late Night Shopping 9am till 8pm
Wulfrun Centre Late Night Shopping 9am till 8pm
Except for Saturday 23rd – 9 am to 5 pm

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December
Mander Centre & Wulfrun Centre 10am till 4pm

Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December
Mander Centre – 9am till 6pm
Wulfrun Centre – 10am till 4pm

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December
Mander Centre – Normal Hours 9am till 5:30pm
Wulfrun Centre – Normal Hours 9am till 5pm

New Year’s Eve Sunday 31st December
Mander Centre 10:30am till 4:30pm
Wulfrun Centre 10am till 4pm

New Year’s Day
Mander Centre & Wulfrun Centre 10am till 4pm


Click here for Mander Centre Centres’ opening hours

Click here for Wulfrun Centres opening hours

Click here for House of Fraser – (Wolverhampton) Opening hours

Don’t miss Black Friday for some great offers in the city – Check store opening times to make sure you get some great bargains.

Free Christmas Parking in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton has some great Parking offers for taking the hassle out of parking

Wulfrun Centre’s NCP car park can now be prebooked so take the hassle out of parking and “prebook” your space on the Wulfrun Centre ”

Mander Centre will have FREE Parking from 4pm on every Late-Night Shopping Night and Bank Holidays

School Street Car Park and Market Car Park free from 2 pm on:
Wednesday 6th December
Wednesday 13th December
Friday 15th December
Saturday 16th December
Monday 18th December
Tuesday 19th December
Wednesday 20th December
Thursday 21st December
Friday 22nd December

And you can park for just £2 all day on Sundays throughout December on School Street Car Park and Market Car Park.

Have you booked your tickets to the Grand Theatre’s Panto this year –Gareth Gates stars as Jack, with returning favourites Lisa Riley as Spirit of the Beans, Doreen Tipton as the Trot’s lazy next door neighbour, Ian Adams as Dame Trot and Adam C Booth as Simple Simon, joined by television star Graham Cole as the evil Fleshcreep. On at the Grand Theatre Saturday 9th December to Sunday 14th Jan -Book your tickets now at www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Come along to Wolverhampton’s Festive Victorian Market 15, 16, 17 Dec  -Wulfruna Street

Friday and Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm – entry to the event is free.

Bring your family and friends along to this very special traditional Victorian Christmas market and funfair located right in the heart of the city.

Over 100 market stalls will fill Wulfruna street offering unique gifts, handcrafted goods, local produce and home baked goodies. A wonderful array of food stalls will offer traditional roast chestnuts, mulled wines and ales. There’ll be street food, cocktail bars and live entertainers too including stilt walkers, singing, dancing and music. – visit whatsonwolverhampton.com for more details


Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street

Saturday 2 December – Friday 22 December 2017

Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 4.30pm, and Sundays 11am – 4pm

A wonderful array of gifts will be on offer along with creative activities for the kids to enjoy and a chill-out room to unwind after a hard days’ shopping. Relax and enjoy tea and cake in the award-winning café and view the exciting range of art exhibitions and displays. Wolfie will be joining the fun in the morning on 2nd December, so pop along to meet him and take photos.

Breaking with tradition and switching the City’s annual civic carol service from a church to a shopping centre to coincide with the first evening of late night shopping in the City of Wolverhampton.

The venue is ideal because there is plenty of space for people to watch us from both the upper and lower mall – and people can informally come and go as they do their shopping.

The service has previously been held in the Victorian splendour of Darlington Street Methodist Church – but attendances have been falling for years.

The event has been given a new name – ‘Carols in the City’ and as well as changing venue, it will feature lively performances from local schools, choirs, the city’s brass band and Central Youth Theatre.

People love carols at this time of year, there is nothing like the sound of these time-honoured tunes to get people feeling festive. This year we are taking the carols to the people, rather than expecting them to come to us. Injecting some life into the service with performances from several local choirs including schools and a gospel group, the award-winning Central Youth Theatre and the beautiful, evocative sounds of City of Wolverhampton Brass Band.

The service will run from 6pm to 8pm and is free.

The Mander Centre’s Winter Wonderland where children can meet Father Christmas will be open to visitors.
Free parking is available at the Mander Centre, School Street and Market Street car parks.

 Wolverhampton Christmas Light Switch on and Fireworks

Wednesday 22 November, Queen Square

Entertainment from 5pm, switch on 6.30pm

Festive Market from 10am till 8pm on Dudley Street

Meet Santa at the Mander Centre’s Winter Wonderland 4pm till 8pm on the Lower Mall near H&M and Debenhams

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