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Events at Stafford Museums 


Toy Town Exhibition | Tuesday 29 November - Saturday 31 December | 10am to 4pm 

Ancient High House

A colourful exhibition of building and construction toys from yesteryear. Displayed with associated memorabilia. Free admission.

Christmas at the Castle | Saturdays and Sundays 3 December - 24 December | 11am to 4pm

Stafford Castle

Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle (answers can be entered into a free prize draw). Children's Christmas decoration workshops £2. Cookies and hot chocolate are available in the visitor centre throughout this period. See the wide range of traditional and unusual gifts in our shop. Free admission to museum and Castle site.

Christmas Through the Ages | Saturday 3 December | 10am to 4pm

Ancient High House

Meet our costumed characters and learn about Christmas in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. Stir a traditional pudding and sing carols in the Victorian Room. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Childrens and adults Christmas craft workshops and family entertainment. Mince pies and hot fruit punch available in the Edwardian shop. No booking necessary. Free admission.

The Holly and the Ivy | Sunday 4 December | 11am to 4pm

Stafford Castle

Adult holly wreath making and children's Christmas decoration making workshops. Drop in sessions throughout the day. Adults £10, Children £2. Cookies and hot chocolate available.

Views of Stafford Castle | Tuesday 6 December -  Saturday 31 December | 10am to 4pm

Ancient High House

Images of one of Stafford's most important and iconic buildings: with paintings, prints, photographs and postcards. Free admission.

Christmas Markets


Take a wander through our Christmas stalls this year in Market
Square; ranging from food and drink, crafts and all things festive!   

We’ll be starting our merry month off with a Farmers Market on 10 December, look out for seasonal goodies and tasty treats to devour.

Lastly, Market Square hosts a Christmas Food, Drink and Craft Market on the 17 December. Pick up your final pieces of décor or set your sights on some flavourful local foods.    

We are looking for a mixture of stalls which will complement each other. If you are interested in a stall, please fill in our booking form and return it to our market team

Aladdin opens its doors on 8 December 2016 and runs until 8 January 2017

 panto 1  Panto  panto 3

Following the most successful show in the history of Stafford Gatehouse Theatre – Jack and the Beanstalk - comes Aladdin the “wok ‘n’ roll” pantomime!

It’s time for celebrations in old Shanghai as the Emperor hosts a party to celebrate the engagement of his daughter to the mysterious Abanazer. Meanwhile, our hero Aladdin meets the Princess on the street and falls for her instantly, but knows a penniless boy like him could never marry a

When Aladdin goes on an adventure with his best friend Nanas the Monkey, could the discovery of a magic lamp help turn his fortunes around?

Get ready to be whisked away on a magic carpet ride of festive fun filled with a storming line up of classic rock ‘n’ roll hits, from Aretha Franklin, The Monkees, James Brown, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, and many, many more!

Don't miss out on the hottest ticket in town this festive season.

Tickets are great value for all the family, priced at £19 for
adults, £15 for concessions and family tickets are just £62. Saver tickets are also available for the opening week priced at only £14 for performances on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December (7pm shows only).

Group rates and school rates are also available, more information on both can be obtained by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting

Christmas Parking in Stafford and Stone 

You can park for free in Stafford and Stone town centres on two Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.

Parking charges have been scrapped for Stafford Borough Council car parks from 1pm on Saturday 10 December and from the same time the following week on 17 December.The free parking applies to all car parks in Stafford and Stone town centres except the Riverside and Waterfront car parks in Stafford.

More information on Christmas parking.

Tel: 01785 619300
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