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Himley's magical Christmas Portal

Children and families can experience the magic of Christmas when Himley hosts a special series of events this December.


From Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 December families can spend a magical evening with Father Christmas, his elves and the ghost of Christmas past at the festive outdoor event.

The evening starts with a welcoming mug of hot chocolate in the Christmas marquee. Children and families then learn about the Hall, it’s history and magic via a big screen before speaking to Father Christmas as he interacts with the crowd on a big screen. Then there’s a short stroll to meet the elves who will be giving out Christmas gifts and the chance to enjoy a festive food market, entertainment and vintage fairground too.


Older children or adults who just want a festive night out can come along to the markets and fair and take in the festive atmosphere.

Councillor Shaun Keasey, cabinet member for digital, customer and commercial services, said:

"We’re really excited to be welcoming Father Christmas and his elves to Himley this December as part of our Christmas Portal event.
"Families can join in the festive atmosphere and speak to Father Christmas on the large interactive screen before receiving their gifts and enjoying the rest of their visit, complete with festive food market, fun fair and entertainment. Families can make a complete day or evening of it and it’s sure to get people in the festive spirit."

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £10 for children aged 2 – 15 (including a gift from Father Christmas). Babies and toddlers up to 24 months are free, but no gift is available for these younger children. Parking for all visitors costs £2.


The portal is open on Thursday 16 December with a choice of three time slots, Friday 17 with a choice of three time and then on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 with a choice of 9 time slots at the weekend.