The Shenstone Christmas market has been brought back to life by local resident, Gilly Sperryn. Well known to all the villagers for her volunteer work with the Shenstone Community Library, Gilly decided that now would be the perfect time to bring back the Christmas Market in Shenstone and spread some festive cheer. Because our event is about the community, we’re donating any proceeds that we make from the market to Greysbrooke Primary School.
With the help of a few friends, residents and local businesses, the Shenstone Christmas Market team have set about creating a fun, festive and enjoyable evening for local residents, families and all those who visit. With something for everyone, we’re positive that the Shenstone Christmas Market is going to be a great success and get the whole village in the mood for Santa’s arrival.
How To Find Us
The Shenstone Christmas Market is located in the heart of our lovely village, Shenstone. Our Christmas market will be located on Main Street next to the shops. It’s very easy to find us, we’ll be right in the middle of the village a short walk from the pubs, bus stops and train station.
If you’re driving to Shenstone Christmas Market, then you can just pop the postcode WS14 0LZ into your Sat Nav or Google Maps.
If you don’t have Sat Nav, simply head to Shenstone and, if if you’re coming from Lichfield turn right at the small roundabout past Dobbies Garden Centre and follow the road round and drive towards the village shops on Main Street. Please note, from the War Memorial up to the Fox & Hounds pub, the road will be closed for the duration of the market. Parking may be available at the train station, but please note car park charges may apply.
If you’re coming by train, Shenstone station is on the Redditch and Longbridge to Lichfield Trent Valley line run by Central Trains.
When you arrive, it’s about 1/2 a mile from the station to our Christmas Market. You’ll need to walk up from the station towards the Shenstone War Memorial and then take a right onto Main Street. Once you’re on Main Street simply keep walking and you’ll see the market in full swing.
You can visit the National Rail Website for full timetables.
Shenstone is also easily accessible on the Bus. You can get to Shenstone from Lichfield, Sutton and Walsall easily and usually the best place to get dropped is the Cenotaph bus stop. The Cenotaph/War Memorial is at the top of Main Street and we’re just a few hundred yards along Main street.
If you’re going for the healthy option and walking or cycling to us, the directions once you arrive in the village will be the same as our driving section above.
We don’t have a bike rack, but there are areas with metal railings in the village where you can lock your bike to for security should you wish.
Information for Local Residents
The Shenstone Christmas Market will take place on Friday December 13th between 4pm and 9pm. We hope to create an event that is exciting, fun and for everyone who lives in Shenstone and beyond. However, we are aware that the location may mean a small amount of disruption to local residents. We will endeavor to keep this to a minimum, but we’ve included some additional information below to hopefully answer some of your questions.
For local residents who use Main Street, please note, in conjunction with Shenstone Parish Council and Staffordshire Police, the road will be closed from the War Memorial up to the Fox & Hounds pub,from 2pm on the day of the market, throughout the duration of the market until stallholders have cleared away and will re-open around 10pm. This will also apply to the usage of the parking in front of the village shops. We are very grateful to all the shops and the doctors surgery who have been very accomodating in allowing us to use this area for the market.
For those of you who usually park in the village, the village shops parking and parking along Main Street in front of the shops will be prohibited. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding. Parking may be available at the train station, and on the nearby streets subject to parking restrictions. Please note if you are parking at the Train station car park charges may apply.
As stated above. The Market will take place primarily outside the village shops. There will also be a children’s activities and games in the Cooper Rooms.
Shops and Business
The shops and businesses that operate in the village will be open as usual during the market. Some may even open later to be part of the festival like Emily Charlotte and the village shop who will be selling fresh Samosas!
If you are a local resident and you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message using the contact form below and we will do our best to help you.