Free and Low Cost Christmas Events in the Midlands

Christmas outings really don’t need to be expensive. You and your family can have an amazing time and keep the magic of Christmas alive at free and low-cost events. Local light switch ons and garden centres with their fabulous Christmas displays are great for you and your family to get into the Christmas spirit and, best of all, they are free! So do check out the ones in your local area.


There are also other free and low-cost Christmas events including festive trails and illuminations. Here is a list of my top free and low-cost (under £10pp) Christmas events in the Midlands. For more information, click on the title of each event and it will take you directly to the corresponding website or Facebook page.


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Birmingham & The Black Country


Walking with the Snowman Trail

  • How much? Free

  • When? Wednesday 17th November 2021 to Thursday 6th January 2022.

  • Where? Birmingham City Centre. See map for details (click to enlarge).

Walking with the Snowman Trail Christmas in Birmingham

Echills Wood Railway – Bright Lights for Winter Nights

  • How much? £9 each (under 2s free).

  • Click here to book.

  • When? Saturday 4th December 2021, Saturday 11th December 2021, and Sunday 19th December 2021.

  • Where? Echills Wood Railway, Kingsbury Water Park, Bodymoor Heath Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 0DY.


Sandwell Valley Illuminations

  • How much? Free

  • When? 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17-23rd, 27th-31st December then 1st and 2nd January. (4pm-8pm).

  • Where? Sandwell Valley Country Park, Salter's Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BG.

Sandwell Valley Illuminations West Bromwich

Festive Evenings at the Valley

  • How much? £8 per adult (12 years and over), £5 per child (2-11 years), under 2s free.

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  • When? 18th and 19th of December 2021, 6pm - 9pm.

  • Where? Sandwell Park Farm in Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich, B71 4BG.

Festive Evenings at the Valley


Forge Mill - Festive Farm

  • How much? £3.50 per adult, £5.50 per child (2-14 years), under 2s free. Family adult (2 adults and up to 3 children) £17.

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  • When? 27th and 28th November, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 17th - 22nd December 2021.

  • Where? Forge Mill Farm, Forge Lane, West Bromwich, B71 3SZ.

Festive Farm at Forge Mill


Sedgley Adventure Centre - Woodland Christmas Special

  • How much? £8 per child and £2 per adult. Babies under 1 are free with a paying child. Spaces fill fast.

  • When? December 21st and 22nd 1:30-2:45pm.

  • Where? Sedgley Adventure Centre (within premises of the Mark Butler Golf Academy), Sandyfields Road, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 3LA.

Sedgley Adventure Centre - Woodland Christmas Special

Himley Christmas Festival

  • How much? Weekdays Monday to Thursday £12.50 per car, Weekends Friday to Sunday £16.50 per car. Walk in £5 per adult, £3 per child, or £12.50 per family (2 adults and 3 children). Walk ins do not include parking. Please make sure to purchase the correct ticket depending on whether you plan to park at Himley Hall or walk to the park. Ticket price includes booking fee and parking (Ice Rink and Funfair have additional charges e.g. Funfair £1 per token, 1 token per ride, and Ice Rink £4 per 25-minute session).

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  • When? Friday 26th November 5:00 PM - Sunday 12th December 2021 9:00 PM.

  • Where? Himley Hall, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 4DF.