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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .

Christmas Markets


Stratford Upon Avon Victorian Christmas Market

Friday 6 December: 11:00 – 20:00

Saturday 7 December: 10:00 – 20:00

Sunday 8 December: 10:00 – 17:00

This award-winning event takes place in the town centre. The Victorian Christmas Market is a themed event with stall holders dressed in Victorian costumes.

The Christmas market will be on Waterside, Bridge Street, Henley Street, High Street and Meer Street, with stalls which will include street food, and drink-related produce being positioned on Wood Street.

There will be entertainment throughout the town; a stage in Henley Street will host a programme of performances.

There will be a traditional funfair, which will include a carousel situated at the bottom of Wood Street and on the Rother Street market area.


Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

Every day until Monday 23rd December 2019

Open 10.00am-9.00pm every day

Birmingham has the largest authentic German market in Europe outside of Germany and Austria, consisting of the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market, covering New Street, Victoria Square and Centenary Square.

The Birmingham Frankfurt Market offers a wide range of products, including Christmas decorations, handcrafted jewellery, carved wooden toys, sausages, beer and pretzels, while the Christmas Craft Market will offer handmade crafts, soaps and candles by local artisans, as well as a wide range of unique and quirky items imported from around the world.


Christmas Services


Lapworth Christadelphians

Christmas Eve Carols

Join Lapworth Christadelphians from 5.30pm for mulled wine/cranberry juice, hot chocolate, mince pies and cakes followed by an evening programme of Carols and Performances from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.

Join in with the old favourites and enjoy the Choral and Children’s items.  What a great way to start the holiday!

St Mary’s Church Lapworth


24 Dec – CHRISTMAS EVE (Tuesday)

 430pm   Children’s Crib Service

1130pm   Midnight Mass (Hebrews 1: 1-4, John 1: 1-14)

25 Dec – CHRISTMAS DAY (Wednesday)

 830am   Said Eucharist (Titus 2: 11-14, Luke 2: 1-14)

1100am   Family Service with the blessing of new toys (Luke 2: 1-14)



St Michael’s Church Baddesley Clinton

25 Dec – CHRISTMAS DAY (Wednesday)

945am   Festival Holy Communion (Hebrews 1: 1-4, John 1: 1-14)



Your refuse and recycling collections will change over Christmas

There will be no refuse or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. All collections will be affected by the following changes:

Normal collection date New collection date over Christmas
Mon 23 Dec 2019 Sat 21 Dec 2019
Tue 24 Dec 2019 Mon 23 Dec 2019
Wed 25 Dec 2019 Tue 24 Dec 2019
Thurs 26 Dec 2019 Fri 27 Dec 2019
Fri 27 Dec 2019 Sat 28 Dec 2019
Mon 30 Dec 2019 No change
Tue 31 Dec 2019 No change
Wed 1 Jan 2020 Thurs 2 Jan 2020
Thurs 2 Jan 2020 Fri 3 Jan 2020
Fri 3 Jan 2020 Sat 4 Jan 2020


Please ensure your bins, boxes and bags are presented at the edge of your property by 7am on your amended collection day.

Normal collections will resume on Monday 6th January 2020.

Recycling wrapping paper and Christmas cards

Recycle wrapping paper and Christmas cards with your cardboard. We cannot recycle foil wrapping paper, glittery wrapping paper, glittery cards, ribbons, bows and tape.

What to do with extra recycling over Christmas?

Put extra recycling in a sturdy bag or small box (please keep each material separate) and place beside your red boxes and bags. Please flatten or cut large cardboard into pieces no larger than 1m x 1m.

Christmas tree recycling

Please cut your real Christmas tree into pieces and put it in your green bin for collection throughout January 2020. Make sure all decorations, tree stands, pots and netting are removed.

If you don’t have a green bin please take your tree to Princes Drive Recycling Centre in Leamington Spa or Cherry Orchard Recycling Centre in Kenilworth.


Check your collection changes online