Festive guided tours 2019

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Visit Lichfield launches a series of festive tours in the run up to Christmas.

Everyone’s invited to get into the festive spirit on a Christmas-themed Visit Lichfield guided tour around Lichfield’s historic city centre.

Christmas through the Ages is a city tour with seasonal history and anecdotes that will take place on Sunday 24 November at 2pm. That Sunday is also when Lichfield switches on its Christmas lights - something not to be missed. It is also the first day of Lichfield Cathedral’s The Word Poetry Festival, not to mention live comedy in the evening at The Spirit Works. 

The tour is also running on Sunday 1 December at 3pm. That day will see Lichfield's Christmas Fayre, as well as Christmas Voices at The George Hotel, and live music presented by Lichfield Arts at the Guildhall.

Coming in for a tour will give visitors a great opportunity to enjoy a range of different events in the city, as well as having a guide share some of Lichfield's festive history. 

For anyone who enjoys carol signing, there are special Festive Tours with Carols on Friday 6 and Tuesday 17 December at 6pm and on Sunday 22 December at 3pm.

Carols that will be sung on the tours include: The Holly and the Ivy, Once in Royal David’s City, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, We Three Kings of Orient Are and more.

Craig Jordan, Head of Economic Growth & Development, said:

“These tours offer a fascinating insight into the history of Lichfield and will be truly festive.

 “Our tours that include singing carols are a great way to enjoy traditional Christmas carols while stopping at the city’s historic venues to find out more about their stories.”

Each 90-minute tour costs £6. Pop into Tourist Information in St Mary’s or call the team on 01543 308924 to book your place.


Published: 18 November 2019