With the festive season nearly upon us, the Red House Glass Cone is gearing up for a bumper Christmas.
The Dudley Council-run visitor attraction is hosting a series a Christmas themed events in the run up to the big day.
Already underway is the second Christmas tree festival, which will see the cone transformed once again into a winter wonderland from now until January 6.
Local schools, charities and organisations have donated uniquely decorated trees for the display, which will help to raise money for the Mayor of Dudley’s three chosen charities through donations.
This weekend (November 24 and 25) there’s a Christmas festival, which includes a visit from Mr and Mrs Claus and a teenage market whilst over the road, the White House Cone will be open and hosting a craft market. Both venues are open 10am to 4pm.
In addition, on dates throughout December, younger visitors will be able to meet the main man himself, Santa. Each child receives a gift, can take part in a craft activity and follow an indoor trail around the site.
The sessions always prove extremely popular so people are advised to book in advance. Costs are £8.75 per child, £5.75 for babes in arms and adults are free.
Councillor Keiran Casey, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:
The cone always pulls out all the stops for its Christmas celebrations and this year seems bigger and better than ever before. The events always prove popular and I hope people come along to enjoy the festivities.”
Red House Glass Cone is based at High Street, Wordsley, DY8 4AZ. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm and admission is free (fees may apply for some activities). Well-behaved dogs are welcome on site.
For further details or to find out more about the cone, go to www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums or follow the Red House Glass Cone on Facebook and @redhousecone on Twitter.