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Take a Carol singing tour of historic city this Christmas
The historic city of Lichfield in Staffordshire is inviting people to take a festive guided tour in the run-up to Christmas. Visitors to the city, part of which was besieged during the English Civil War, are being invited to get into the festive spirit by embarking on a Christmas-themed Visit Lichfield guided tour around its historic city centre. Christmas through the Ages is a city tour with seasonal history and anecdotes that first takes place on Sunday 24 November at 2pm. That is the same day that Lichfield switches on its Christmas lights, and also marks the first day of Lichfield Cathedral's The Word Poetry Festival. The Christmas through the Ages tour will also be held on Sunday 1 December at 3pm, coinciding with Lichfield's Christmas Fayre, as well as Christmas Voices at The George Hotel, and live music presented by Lichfield Arts at the Guildhall.
In addition, for anyone who enjoys carol signing, there are special Festive Tours with Carols on Friday 6 and Tuesday 17 December at 6pm and also on Sunday 22 December at 3pm. Popular carols that will be sung on the tours include The Holly and the Ivy, Once in Royal David's City, While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, and We Three Kings of Orient Are, as well as many more. Craig Jordan, Head of Economic Growth & Development at Lichfield District Council, said: "These tours offer a fascinating insight into the history of Lichfield and will be truly festive. Our tours that include singing carols are a great way to enjoy traditional Christmas carols while stopping at the city's historic venues to find out more about their stories."
Each of the tours last 90 minutes and cost £6 to join. People interested in signing up for one or more of the festive tours are asked to pop into the Tourist Information Office in St Mary's in the Market Square or call the team on 01543 308924 to book their place. Anyone wishing to find out more about what is taking place in Lichfield in the run-up to Christmas is asked to visit www.visitlichfield.co.uk/christmas