The festive season is bearing upon us and Stratford-upon-Avon’s new 3 day Victorian Christmas Market is promising to be a winter wonderland of fun and seasonal joy. This FREE ADMISSION event runs over 3 days on Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December 2018. Friday & Saturday from 10.00am until 9.00pm; Sunday from 10.00am until 5.00pm.
Situated in Stratford upon Avon’s historic streets, the Victorian Christmas market will boast around 150 unique stalls, all full of colours, sounds and the irresistible aromas of Christmastime. There will be an abundance of seasonal gifts, Street food, seasonal drinks and entertainment, all displayed under the famous Christmas Lights.
Stalls offering a range of delights and tempting gifts alongside local festive produce, homemade and homespun crafts, freshly made cakes and fudge, bespoke decorations. There will be traditional roast chestnuts, drinks including warming mulled wine, gins and ciders.
Having a wonderful variety of products, the Victorian Market will host local makers, an international area, and an extensive selection of street foods including traditional roast turkey, suckling pig & stuffing, chipolatas and pulled pork. Come and enjoy the sound of choirs, musical entertainers and the dance displays as well as chimney sweeps and Victorian stilt walkers.
Experience all the winter delights of Stratford upon Avon’s traditional English Christmas market and experience the fun with a Victorian carousel and barrel organ music.
Make your visit special and see the historic Shakespearean attractions and extensive range of independent shops, boutiques, and known High Street names that the town has to offer, or take a break in one of the welcoming cafés, pubs and restaurants.
THURSDAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MARKETS
Once again Stratford-upon-Avon’s Thursday Christmas Shopping Markets will take place on the Five Thursdays leading upto Christmas. Starting on Thursday 22nd November, Thursday 29th November 2018 and Thursday 13th December, Thursday 20th December from 11.00am until 8.00pm
Annually, the Thursday shopping markets offer a wide range of quality stalls offering seasonal gifts, handmade & homemade items, fudge & treats, fine foods, local arts & crafts, Christmas decorations, candles, shabby chic, retro &vintage, fair trade and ethnic gifts, delicious street food and a good selection of hot & cold alcoholic / non-alcoholic drinks.
Entertainments include live statues, stilt walkers, and ‘Snowballs’ the market Snowman. All the Thursday markets have a seasonal atmosphere, a late night Festive shopping opportunity, with lots of fun to be enjoyed.
Items For Sale At The Christmas Market Include
Gem Stone Jewellery
Olives & Nuts
Bottled Beer, Goblets & Tankards
Natural Mineral and Fossil related Giftware
Range of Handmade Giftware & Jewellery
Small Garden Ornaments
Coat of Arms
LED Flameless Candles
Hand Knitted Dolls & Baby Clothes
Clocks & Signs
Jewellery made from Cutlery
Homemade Mustards, Pickles and Meat Rubs
Bags Purses & Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations, Candles, Lanterns etc.
Mosaic Lamps & Candle Holders
Christmas Wreaths & Flower Arrangements
Original Paintings & Prints from Local Artist
Gifts in a Tin
Range of Spirits to take home
Real Ale in a Bottle to take home in presentation packs
Also Hot Food Stalls
Warm Sloe Gin / Hot Toddy
Hot Tea & Coffee
Marshmallows, Cakes – Hot Chocolate & Fruit Liquors