Christmas Weekend in Kinver

Kicks off Friday 30 November – Festival of Lights, Christmas Fayre at The Olde White Harte & High Street Late-Night Shopping

Fancy some Christmas magic?

Our historic High Street will be lighting up the festive season from 5.30pm with a Festival of Lights: see the Big Tree and Christmas lights throughout the village.

Want festive fun and Santa? From 5.30pm until 9pm visit our traditional Christmas Fayre on the car park of the Olde White Harte in the High Street.

Seasonal stalls selling crafts, wreaths, handmade Christmas decorations, sheepskin products, candles and National Trust gifts. We’ve Glühwein to warm the coldest of nights, delicious burgers and a hog roast, plus festive entertainment from Brindley Heath Junior School “Young Voices” and the Salvation Army Band.

 

  • 7pm Santa arrives on Kinver Rotary Sleigh to meet the children
  • 8.30pm ‘til late the Olde White Harte: live music with Lawrie Jean

Need to grab those presents? Village shops are open late to give you every opportunity to find some individual gifts.

And there’s so much to enjoy on the High Street during the evening:

Daniel James Photography

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Find a perfect gift over Kinver Christmas Weekend at our studios in Chenevare Mews. We sell gift vouchers for photo shoots of you, your family and your pets. Or perhaps you want to bring some old memories back to life with our video, cine film transfer and photo restoration services. They all make perfect presents, so call in and find out more about our full range of portrait and wedding services. We also offer courses in photography – why not treat someone this Christmas?

Olde House Tearooms and The French Quarter Restaurant

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In our quaint black and white building you'll find a traditional, cosy tearoom serving delicious cakes, snacks and drinks during the day. Dogs are very welcome, so bring your four legged friend. You can also discover our secret walled garden for al fresco dining in warmer months.
If you love French style and French cuisine, you'll love our new venture - The French Quarter - an intimate restaurant serving authentic French dishes and fine wines. Try this very special place at the heart of Kinver - Friday evenings by reservation only.

Kinver Community Library

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We're opening late on Friday 30 November until 8.30 pm, so why not take the opportunity to pop in? We are holding a book sale that evening, with lots of great reads waiting for you at discount prices. We'd love to welcome you to our friendly community hub in Vicarage Drive the following morning too, when our book sale will be continuing until 1 pm. Come and have a coffee, browse our sale and discover all that's on offer: special events, exhibitions, community support services and, of course, books galore to borrow!

Cafe No 5

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Visit Chenevare Mews to discover a hidden gem. Helen Sherwin and Claire Lawson provide a warm welcome and food that has been getting rave reviews from locals. From breakfast, through brunch, lunch and tea, there is an array of mouth-watering dishes on offer such as American pancakes, eggs Benedict, falafel, Harrissa chicken flatbreads and churros with chocolate sauce - too many to mention here, so call in and taste for yourself.

Poole House Farm Meats at The Butchery

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Our small, family run local business specialises in Rare Breeds. We ensure that our pigs have the highest standards of care, raised on grassland and producing meat that is tender, flavoursome and of the best quality. We believe that happy pigs produce the tastiest meat. Visit The Butchery to try some for yourself. Orders can be as large or as small as you like, and we offer gluten free sausages too!

Omnipresent

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We've cards and gifts for every occasion, but especially at Christmas, when our shop is filled with delightful toys, individual gifts for that special present or stocking-filler and a large range of beautiful cards. Visit us during Late Night Shopping and Small Business Saturday to discover all we offer. Don't miss our famed window displays, which conjure up a winter wonderland, full of festive magic.

The Olde White Harte

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Hosting the Kinver Christmas Fayre on Friday 30 November at the very heart of the High Street, our historic pub serves traditional ales and great food that's real value for money. Whether it’s a quick bite to eat or a catch-up with friends at the weekend over a game of pool, we offer the perfect setting. We're family friendly and give a warm welcome to all. Don't miss our regular live music sessions: Lawrie Jean will be performing after the Fayre on 30th November to keep us in the festive mood.

The Butchery

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Established in the village for over 30 years and run by the Hartland family of Brian, Sarah and James, along with Sean. Here you will find a selection of the finest meats, cheeses and preserves served with a friendly smile.
Try their super burgers and renowned hot dogs during Late Night Shopping on Friday 30 November!

Vino

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Your central stop in the High Street for all types of drinks and confectionery. We'll provide a warm welcome to you over Kinver Christmas Weekend, so call in and take your pick!

AuraVeda

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AuraVeda is an independent therapy and wellness centre based in the heart of Kinver High Street, offering a wide range of holistic treatments and classes. We specialise in Ayurvedic therapy. We also sell a wide range of complementary products such as teas, incense, crystals, CDs and skin care.

BACI Ristorante Italiano

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Why not join us for some Italian delights over Kinver Christmas Weekend? We're an upscale Italian eatery featuring an 80-seat space and serving classic Italian meat, seafood and pasta dishes, as well as antipasto and traditional Italian desserts. Our delicious food is complimented with a great wine list, full bar and excellent service.

Mary Stevens Hospice Shop

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Our busy shop on Kinver High Street sells a wide range of items, from clothing to cookbooks. Call in, browse, shop and support us this Christmas.
Mary Stevens Hospice has been providing high quality care for people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses since 1991. Our care provides emotional and practical support, helping to reduce symptoms of illness and the side effects of treatment.

CAB Creative

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We're one of Kinver's newest shops, so it's time to discover our range of handcrafted and original items - artwork, pottery, glass and wooden creations to name but a few. If you are searching for Christmas present inspiration, this is where you can spot that unusual or special gift.

Merchants

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Award-winning fish and chips on the High Street. Over the years we have won numerous awards for our high-quality ingredients - our fish is delivered fresh every day - and our great service. Call in, meet our friendly team and try a delicious Friday fish supper on Kinver's Late Night Shopping night. Don’t miss our special offer – half-price fish and chips on Friday 30 November, late night shopping night.

Kinver Deli

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Don't miss our famous homemade faggots and peas during Late Night Opening, Friday 30th November. We'll be serving all evening. You can also discover our extensive range of deli products in the shop, and our in-house and external catering services. Ellen, Liz and their team look forward to helping you choose that extra special treat for your Christmas table.

Kinver Jewellers

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The place to find that special gift for a special person! We pride ourselves on the quality and individuality of our handcrafted jewellery. We have a selection of beautiful items across a wide price range to suit every pocket. We also undertake bespoke commissions and repairs. Do call in and see us in Chenevare Mews.

Mr Chips

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Delicious takeaway food right at the heart of the High Street. Traditional fish and chips, plus a wide range of pizzas with a delivery service too. We are proud that we were recently shortlisted for The British Takeaway Awards - so why not call in and try for yourself?

Compton Care

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Our local hospice shop is all geared up for Christmas. We've cards, festive decorations and lots of ideas for presents. Our stock includes jewellery, clothes and books. There's always something different here - and we are raising money for a fantastic cause.
On Friday 30 November, the Compton Choir will be singing from 6.30pm to 7pm plus we have a children's lucky dip!

Crafts By Eleanor

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If you are a crafter, don't miss a visit to our friendly village shop which can meet all your needs. We've materials and equipment, plus we are always here to give advice and instruction with regular workshops. We also have a selection of hand-turned wooden items - ideal for individual gifts.

Village Greens

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We will be selling Christmas trees at The Olde White Harte Fayre - come along and pick your tree on Friday 30 November. But we don't just sell trees and festive wreaths, we've a whole host of delicious local produce. Our shop is a traditional greengrocers with personal service and a back room that stocks everything from pet food to ironmongery and DIY products.

Connie's Pet Shop

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Don't forget your pet this Christmas!! We specialise in quality, healthy pet food and treats, also catering for pets with common allergies. Brands stocked include Berrimans, Burns, James Wellbeloved, Arden Grange and Forthglade. And for lovers of wild birds, we have a wide assortment of feed and feeders.
Find us in Chenevare Mews off the High Street.

Faggots and peas at Kinver Deli; burgers at The Butchery, cafes, drinks and other great events.

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Small Business Saturday in Kinver

Shopping in the village on Saturday 1st December

On Saturday 1 December the village celebrates Small Business Saturday, a national initiative to encourage support for local businesses.

Our own High Street offers a wide choice of Christmas presents, services with an individual touch, plus delicious food and drink from our restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs.

Come along, support local traders and enjoy a programme of street entertainment throughout the day that will include choirs, Irish dancing and live music, all performed in the High Street.

Shops will be open as usual from 9am. Don’t miss out, It’s all on your doorstep!

 

St. Peter’s Church Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December

Our church is again hosting a festival of Christmas trees, this year on the theme of Christmas carols. Village organisations, businesses and individuals are all contributing their own unique designs.  Come along and discover dozens of exhibits filling our beautiful, historic church on its hilltop overlooking the village. Refreshments will be available.

Friday 30 November – 11am to 5pm

Saturday 1 December – 10am to 4pm

Sunday 2 December – 11am to 3pm

If you wish to place a display, please contact: stpeterskinver@hotmail.com

Displays may be tray-size, table-top or stand directly on the floor.

Sunday 2nd December Christingle Service at 4pm

Followed at 6.30pm by a Christmas Concert with Chris Eaton

Chris is a well-known Christian singer, songwriter and producer, who has performed with many international artists including Sir Cliff Richard, for whom he wrote the hit “Saviour’s Day”.  Join Chris in his heartfelt celebration of Christmas through music and song at St Peter’s.