Unmissable Christmas events in Staffordshire

The merriest time of the year is on the horizon. When it comes to Christmas events in Staffordshire, you’re spoiled for choice. From a winter wonderland with real snow to a ‘giant’ pantomime extravaganza, there’s something for everyone this festive season.



North Pole Adventure

Where: National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton Upon Trent, DE13 9SJ

When: 25th November - 24th December

How much: from £25 per person

When thinking of unmissable Christmas events in Staffordshire, the North Pole Adventure certainly springs to mind. The wonder of Christmas awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm. Journey through the magical portal to find the North Pole - there’s so much to do before Christmas! Help the elves sort the parcels in the post office, decorate gingerbread with Mother Christmas and work out how to fix the all-important toy machine. It’s a truly magical journey for all the family.


The Polar Express at Churnet Valley Railway

Where: Froghall Station, ST10 2HA

When: 18th November - 24th December

How much: from £22.95 per person

There are several steam train Christmas events in Staffordshire to choose from but we’re highlighting the one and only Polar Express. Grab your pyjamas (and dressing gowns) and head to Froghall Station for an unforgettable adventure. A hot chocolate and cookie, served by the singing chefs, will warm you up as you head out to find the true meaning of Christmas.


Trentham Christmas Festival

Where: Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8JG

When: 16th - 17th December

How much: £12 per adult, £7 per child

There’s lots to do and explore at Trentham this Christmas season. The gardens, woodlands and shopping village are the perfect place to get your festive fix. Wander the brand-new ice sculpture trail, enjoy the live music and take the sights and smells of the food market. There’s something for everyone at Trentham this Christmas.



Christmas at World of Wedgwood

Where: Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9ER

When: Various dates starting 25th November

How much: prices vary

Find one of the best Christmas events in Staffordshire at World of Wedgwood this festive season. Kids can join in storytime with Santa, help build wooden toys in his workshop or enjoy afternoon tea with the big man himself. Adults can take a nostalgia trip to Christmases past with a Christmas Eve afternoon tea, browse the artisan markets or join festive pottery painting.



Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime

Where: Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

When: 15th December - 7th January

How much: from £16.80 per person

 It’s not Christmas without a family pantomime and our pick of the bunch is Jack and the Beanstalk at Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent. Former Hear-Say member Noel Sullivan and Hollyoaks star Kai Owens are in the cast set to bring the ‘giant’ show to life. This classic Christmas event in Staffordshire will have sensational special effects, spectacular songs and dances and an impressive 3D giant!



Santa’s Winter Wonderland

Where: Tamworth, B79 7ND

When: 11th November - 7th January

How much: from £17.95 per person

 One of the best-known Christmas events in Staffordshire is back at the Snowdome for its 18th year. Santa’s Winter Wonderland is a great day out for all the family. Grab your sledge to explore Santa’s Christmas snow trail, discover the delights of the Christmas Village and join in the merriment of the All-New Santa Show. The ultimate Christmas family adventure.



Artist and Designer Fair 2023

Where: Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, ST13 6AD

When: 2nd - 3rd December

How much: Free entry

A chance to pick up original, unique and carefully handcrafted Christmas gifts direct from the artists and designer-makers themselves. Expect contemporary jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass and screenprints from highly skilled makers. This boutique arts fair champions the best craftspeople in Staffordshire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


 Jingle all the way to The Moat House

To experience the best Christmas events in Staffordshire, you need to base yourself central to the action. This is where The Moat House comes in. Located in Stafford, we’re a 4-star AA luxury hotel providing a restful, relaxing stay near the heart of the action. Gather your nearest and dearest for a Christmas celebration like no other at The Moat House.