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Stratford, it's not just Shakespeare. The real Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas markets, gifts, mulled wine, street lights, decorations, grotto


Christmas 2015

With the backdrop of Shakespeare’s birthplace and the town's awesome Christmas lights; Warwickshire's most magical Christmas Grotto with the real Father Christmas and bustling streets serving up festive sights and smells, Stratford really is a town that could give Scrooge second thoughts…. 

With so much Christmas shopping to do and so many attractions to visit you’ll need more than a day in this beautiful town. Stratford has a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets from elegant hotels to welcoming, family run guest houses.

As darkness falls, and the incredible Christmas lights go on, traditional pubs invite you in from the cold, candles flicker in cosy restaurants and at Stratford's many theatres, actors prepare to tread the boards. Or, perhaps, after a little Dutch courage, you may feel brave enough to embark on one of Stratford's famous ghost walks from the award winning guides of the Stratford Town Walk company.

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Christmas 2015 will be Stratford’s biggest Christmas ever and will see the town come alive with Christmas markets, carol singers, the delicious smells of roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate laced with brandy.  There are loads of things to see and do from browsing the festive market stalls to shopping in major high street stores or Stratford's fabulous range of designer boutiques and independent stores.

The markets sell a mixture of arts and crafts, gifts and locally produced food and drink.  Tickle your taste buds as coffee shops and café’s across town serve scrumptious treats that provide a touch of Christmas on your tongue.

With the arrival of Father Christmas set for Saturday November 17th,  and his magical grotto opening the following week; the Christmas lights across town and the arrival of Ebenezer Scrooge in his very own grotto on December 26th, there’s over a month of  seasonal events to choose from.
Watch this space as we update this website and bringing you all the news you need for your visit to Stratford next Christmas.  If you've got any questions or would like some more information, why not give us a call on 0844 824 8600, we're here every day (except Christmas Day) from 10.00am until 5.00pm - and frequently later!

Stratford, it's not just Shakespeare. The real Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas markets, gifts, mulled wine, street lights, decorations, grotto

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