This year’s Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the streets of Worcester from Thursday 29 November until Sunday 2 December.
Now in its 26th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres of its kind in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,000 people across the course of the four days - contributing an estimated £7 million to the local economy each year.
“The Victorian Fayre is one of the highlights on Worcester’s annual calendar, attracting visitors from across the UK and an eclectic mix of traders who offer unique and enticing produce,” says the Mayor.
“Many of the items sold on the stalls have been made locally; you’re bound to pick up some great Christmas gifts and there’s lots of fun street entertainment too, so come on down!”
There is a wonderful range of products to be discovered at this fantastic street market, including colourful crafts, festive gifts and speciality foods.
Look out for Victorian characters in Gin Lane, lofty entertainers on stilts, children carol singing on our stages and buskers on every street corner.
Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere and sample traditional roast chestnuts and warming mulled wine – and don’t forget to take a ride on the magnificent carousel in Cornmarket.
The event will be officially opened by the Mayor on the evening of Thursday 29 November, when officials and Cathedral choristers will process down the High Street at 5.15pm, arriving at the Cornmarket for 5.30pm.
Carols will be sung by the Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir accompanied by the Salvation Army, and there will be a short biblical reading and prayer. The opening ceremony will finish shortly after 6.00pm.
For visitor information, go to www.worcesterchristmasfayre.co.uk or visit the Worcester Tourist Information Centre, next door to The Guildhall on Worcester High Street.