Enjoy Wolverhampton City Centre this Christmas

From huge gingerbread statues and fantastic party nights to the wonderful pantomime and a visit to see Santa, Wolverhampton has everything you would need this year to make everything perfect - without breaking the bank!

Christmas In Wolverhampton City Centre

We welcome you once again to Wolverhampton City Centre during the run up to and throughout the Christmas Holidays. We've got a fabulous lineup of events and attractions happening in the City Centre this festive season to make your visit even more fun. Plus... A chance to win prizes in our Gingerbread Trail, Free personalised letters sent from the north pole and a whole lot more!

The Gingerbread Christmas Trail

A fun family city centre trail where you can win prizes. Will you find all the gingerbread chracters?

Everything you need to enjoy a fabulous christmas this year.


This year our City Centre Christmas Lights event will be taking place on Saturday 18th November. The fun starts at 3:00pm, presented by our very own Dicky Dodd. Children and grown ups will be entertained with some special performances from Lia White and the event will be headlined by 90s boyband Damage. Lights switched on by The Mayor, Father Christmas and Damage.


Seek out the Ginger Bread statues and win!

Embark on a delightful adventure through the streets of Wolverhampton with the Ginger Bread Christmas Trail! Ten charming gingerbread statues await young explorers, making it an experience the whole family can cherish. Using a smartphone, you can uncover the Ginger Bread statues by scanning the QR codes placed on each one. Register free at www.gingerbreadtrail.co.uk

But there's more sweetness to this treat! Those who successfully locate all ten statues stand a chance to win magnificent prizes – 3 Enjoy Wolverhampton Gift Cards loaded with £1000, £500 and £250, redeemable at over 100 local businesses. So run run as fast as you can and support your favourite local shops and eateries by entering the Ginger Bread Christmas Trail, making this Christmas truly special.

Instant Win – in addition to our 10 Gingerbread statues there are 20 gingerbread window stickers to find around the city centre. Scan the QR code on any of the Gingerbread window stickers for a chance to instantly win a gift card loaded with £50, £25, £10 and £5.


Extending the Ginger Bread theme, this year Santa’s Grotto will be decked out as a magical ginger bread house, ready for Santa to offer a warm welcome to children and families. Located on the lower mall of the Mander Shopping Centre, Santa's Grotto is a must-visit destination for all who wish to create lasting festive memories. Open from Saturday 2nd December and every day until 23rd December.

For just £5 per visit, children can step into Santa's world, meet the jolly man himself, and receive a charming age-appropriate gift to take home and put under the tree. Booking is not required but to avoid disappointment, get there early!

The enchantment doesn't end there! For every paying visit, parents can share in the joy by claiming a free personalised letter from Santa, specially written to their children. This thoughtful keepsake will be delivered from the North Pole, straight to your home, creating a truly magical experience for the child to treasure.

Relaxed visit times are designed to provide an opportunity for young people with autism, learning disabilities or other sensory and communication needs who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. Our relaxed visits can be booked on the following dates:

·       Wednesday 6th December 10am – 11am

·       Wednesday 13th December 4pm – 5pm

·       Wednesday 20th December 10am – 11am

You can book a relaxed grotto visit here


Enjoy Wolverhampton have also teamed up with the Mander Centre and NCP Wulfrun Centre to offer Free Sunday Parking throughout December before Christmas.


Enjoy a safe and pleasant shopping experience on more evenings than ever before this year.

Click here for Mander Centre Centres' opening hours

Click here for Wulfrun Centres opening hours

Christmas Wish Wall

Visit the Christmas Wish Wall to help us spread the love this festive season! Find our Gingerbread themed Wish Wall in the lower mall of the Mander Centre. Whether it's a Christmas wish, personal goal or thoughts of loved ones – add your wish to the Wish Wall and support The Haven with a donation that will make a huge difference to the work they do.

A Festive Food and Drink Tour to win more great prizes!

Satisfy your taste buds and win fantastic prizes by entering the Festive Food and Drink Tour! Venture into the heart of Wolverhampton City Centre, where over 40 venues are eager to serve you with delectable Christmas treats. Collect stamps from six different venues while indulging in the festive fare, and you could be a winner! Register free at www.wolvesfestivetour.co.uk

This exciting promotion aims to encourage people to come and support local businesses in the city centre. The tour runs from November 18th 2023 through January 7th 2024, providing ample time for everyone to enjoy some wonderful food and drinks, celebrate the festive season and, at the same time, support the hardworking businesses that make Wolverhampton so vibrant.

As we prepare for this magical season, we invite everyone to join us in creating cherished moments, supporting local businesses, and spreading the holiday cheer. Make Wolverhampton City Centre your Christmas destination this year, and revel in the festivities, from the Gingerbread Christmas Trail to Santa's Grotto and the delightful Festive Food and Drink Tour.

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