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Mini-treats and panto tickets to be won in festive contest
The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas is taking on a completely different meaning in the Staffordshire city of Lichfield in the run-up to the big day on December 25. Local shoppers, as well as visitors to Lichfield, are being invited to take part in a special Christmas competition by collecting tokens from participating venues across Lichfield city centre over the festive period which they can then exchange for mini seasonal treats to help fill their Christmas stocking. And, as well as the mini treats, participants can also enter a prize draw to win tickets to see Lichfield Garrick theatre's festive pantomime, Dick Whittington. People are being encouraged to call in at the participating venues between Tuesday 11 December and Saturday 22 December and pick up a stocking entry form in order to start collecting tokens.

Erasmus Darwin House
Erasmus Darwin House is taking part in the 12 Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas venues include: Erasmus Darwin House, The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Midland Karting, Lynne Nurseries, The Cathedral Shop, The Kitchen Shop, Arthur Price Factory Shop, The Green Room, Lichfield Garrick, The George and Dragon Pub, Michael's Menswear, Cathedral Crepes, Melbourne in Lichfield, The King's Head and Lichfield Tourist Information. Collect ten or more different tokens and attach them to an entry form, and bring it to Tourist Information or The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum in the centre of Lichfield before Sunday 23 December. They will then be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket for four people to see Dick Whittington at the Lichfield Garrick on Tuesday 2 January at 7pm.

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum during recent Lichfield Heritage Weekend

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment & Development Services, said: "With festive treats on offer and the chance to win a family ticket to see the Lichfield Garrick's pantomime, the Twelve Days of Christmas campaign is a fun way to discover more of Lichfield's shops and venues." Lichfield Tourist Information will be closed until December 16 while it relocates to St Mary's. During this time entry forms should be handed in to The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum only. The prize draw will take place on Christmas Eve, December 24. More information about the fun competition can be found by visiting
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Why? The 12 Days Of Christmas Suddenly Became More Interesting
When: December 11 to 22
Phone: 01543 308924
Where: Erasmus Darwin House, Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD
Cost: Free
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by Tony Collins on 06/12/2017
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