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Ludlow Winter Festival 24th - 26th November

Exciting Lineup for Ludlow Winter Festival 24th - 26th November.

Ludlow Town Council is happy to announce the upcoming Ludlow Winter Festival, a collaborative event that hopes to bring joy and festivities to Ludlow Town Centre. Taking place from the 24th to the 26th of November, this three-day celebration will showcase a wide range of free and ticketed attractions for residents and visitors of all ages.

The Mayor of Ludlow, Councillor Glenn Ginger said: “I am pleased to announce the return of Ludlow Winter Festival to mark the beginning of the festive season. It is our hope that residents and visitors enjoy a long weekend of celebrations and an exciting line-up of events”.

Kicking off the festivities, the Young Farmer Tractor Run will rev up the excitement on the opening day, as Orleton Young Farmers showcase their impressive machinery through the streets of Ludlow.

As darkness falls, Ludlow Castle will come alive with a magical light trail accompanied by music and food over the three days.

Late-night shopping on Friday will provide an opportunity for everyone to tick off their Christmas shopping lists. For those seeking unique and handcrafted treasures, the Makers Market will be held in the Castle Beacon Rooms over the three-day event. Christmas Markets will also be held on Market Square on Saturday and Sunday and a Craft Fair on Saturday at St Laurence’s Church.

Market Square will be transformed into a stage for festive music and entertainment on Saturday including a visit from Santa and his reindeer. The highly anticipated Christmas Light Switch-on which begins at 5 pm marks the official start of the Christmas season in Ludlow.

The Winter Ball at the Feather’s Hotel promises an evening of elegance and enchantment, where guests can enjoy an evening of dancing.  

Music enthusiasts will be treated to evenings of folk music, a Christmas Concert and an open Mic night over the festival period. Additionally, the Pizza and Poetry night at St Laurence’s Church will offer a unique evening of artistry.

This collaborative event is in partnership with Ludlow Town Council, Ludlow Chamber of Trade, St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow Food Festival, Orleton Young Farmers and Ludlow Assembly Rooms. This venture hopes to bring the Community together for a long weekend of Christmas magic and joy.


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October 10th 2023

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