Visit Our Town Centres Across The Malverns This Christmas

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This Christmas, your local town centres are bringing the festive magic to your doorstep. Featuring events brimming with excitement and celebration, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to see, do, shop and taste. Across all town centres expect to various activities which includes markets, late night shopping, artisan stalls, crafts workshops and musical events galore. And maybe even a special visit from Santa himself…

Christmas Shopping Around The Malverns

You’ll be delighted with the range of independent shops on offer across The Malverns, with an eclectic mix of retailers offering arts, crafts, curios, trinkets, jewellery, cards and plenty more gift ideas, so you can find the perfect presents for all your friends and family without the need to purchase online or from a chain brand which ensures you support our local businesses.

Click on the links below to find out about what shops are on offer in each town, or shop by store type here.

Activities & Events In Our Town Centres

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Christmas Augmented Reality Trail in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn

A magical Christmas Augmented reality trail for families to enjoy is coming to The Malverns. Featuring cutting edge Augmented Reality and QR code technology, where you can watch ten festive characters come to life and follow their story through each town centre.

Great Malvern Farmers’ Market

Held every third Saturday in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory, you can purchase a great selection of locally grown and produced food and drink. The December market will take place on Saturday 18 December 2021.

Barnards Green Christmas Extravaganza

On Saturday 4 December 2021, Barnards Green will be bringing a jam-packed festive treat for the whole family this holiday season. With decoration-making stations, live music, tombola, crazy golf, competitions, Santa’s Grotto on the Morgan bus and so much more! Making special appearances are classic cars from Aston Martin and Morgan, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Christmas In The Link

Malvern Link is celebrating with more traditional ways. Expect to enjoy carol singing, mince pies, mulled wine, festive stalls, late night shopping with local independent businesses, charity tombola with prizes kindly donated by local businesses and a Christmas tree light switch on.

A child scans the QR code of a festive penguin character

Christmas Augmented Reality Trail in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn

A magical Christmas Augmented reality trail for families to enjoy is coming to The Malverns. Featuring cutting edge Augmented Reality and QR code technology, where you can watch ten festive characters come to life and follow their story through each town centre.

Tenbury Wells Late Night Shopping

Tenbury Wells will be hosting Late Night shopping until 7pm on the 2, 9 and 16 December 2021, so you can have a browse around the shops after the usual closing time to find that perfect Christmas present for a friend or loved one.

Tenbury Wells Christmas Markets

Tenbury Wells will play host to a new market, which is being hosted in addition to The Round Market Christmas shopping festivities on the second evening of Late Night Christmas Shopping taking place on Thursday 9 December 2021. Tesco Market Place will host an Arts Market which is organised by the artisan market operator Boffy Arts Markets. There will also be carol singing and a brass band playing adding to the Christmas shopping experience. The Round Market will also be open, so please do make sure you pay this historic marketplace a visit.

Tenbury Wells Santa Parade

Head to Tenbury Wells for the annual celebration of Santa riding through the streets. A flagship traditional Christmas event for the town which has been going since the 1960’s. The whole town comes out to see Santa travelling through the town. This year the event will be hosted on Saturday 4 December 2021 at 4:30pm. Stay longer with a bite to eat at the new independent burger bar on Teme Street or the new tapas restaurant on Market Street.

Tenbury Wells Santa Run

A 5k road race & Fun Run in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity. takes place every year in the town of Tenbury Wells. This year the event will be held on Saturday 19 December 2021.

Tenbury Wells Late Night Shopping

Tenbury Wells will be hosting Late Night shopping until 7pm on the 2, 9 and 16 December 2021, so you can have a browse around the shops after the usual closing time to find that perfect Christmas present for a friend or loved one.

Tenbury Wells Christmas Markets

Tenbury Wells will play host to a new market, which is being hosted in addition to The Round Market Christmas shopping festivities on the second evening of Late Night Christmas Shopping taking place on Thursday 9 December 2021. Tesco Market Place will host an Arts Market which is organised by the artisan market operator Boffy Arts Markets. There will also be carol singing and a brass band playing adding to the Christmas shopping experience. The Round Market will also be open, so please do make sure you pay this historic marketplace a visit.

Tenbury Wells Santa Parade

Head to Tenbury Wells for the annual celebration of Santa riding through the streets. A flagship traditional Christmas event for the town which has been going since the 1960’s. The whole town comes out to see Santa travelling through the town. This year the event will be hosted on Saturday 4 December 2021 at 4:30pm. Stay longer with a bite to eat at the new independent burger bar on Teme Street or the new tapas restaurant on Market Street.

Tenbury Wells Santa Run

A 5k road race & Fun Run in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity. takes place every year in the town of Tenbury Wells. This year the event will be held on Saturday 19 December 2021.

A child scans the QR code of a festive penguin character

Christmas Augmented Reality Trail in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn

A magical Christmas Augmented reality trail for families to enjoy is coming to The Malverns. Featuring cutting edge Augmented Reality and QR code technology, where you can watch ten festive characters come to life and follow their story through each town centre.

Upton Upon Severn Nativity Day 11 December

Details to be confirmed.

Upton Late Night Shopping 2 December

Shops will be open until 7pm on the 2 of December to ensure you can grab all the perfect presents from the excellent selection of independent retailers.

Upton Carol Performances

The Town Carol Service is being held at the Upton Parish Church on the 15 of December. The Baptist Church is hosting the Carols by Candlelight and Christingdale performances on the 19 and 24 of December, respectively. Upton Parish Church are hosting the Nine Lessons and Carols Carols Around the Tree performances on the 19 and 24 of December respectively. On the 19 December, the Hook Church is also holding a carol service.

Upton Church Services

Upton parish Church welcomes all to Breakfast Church on the 19 of December and the Family Day Service on Christmas Day. Midnight Communion will be held on Christmas Eve. The Hook Church is celebrating with a Christmas Day Service.

Upton Santa’s Sleigh Ride Around Town

Details to be confirmed. There will be a Base Camp and Girlz Aloud Christmas Party on the 17 December at Upton Parish Church.

FREE Parking on Saturdays

The council will be spreading some festive cheer by offering free parking in all of its car parks all day on Saturdays throughout December 2021.

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