26 October 2023

Experience the Magic of Christmas in Wolverhampton City Centre!

Wolverhampton City Centre is set to transform into a festive wonderland this Christmas season, offering an array of enchanting activities for all to enjoy.

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.

Visit Santa’s Grotto at the Mander Centre this year!

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.

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.

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 Grotto Visits

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

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.