Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market

Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market 7th to 9th December 2018

Friday 7 December 11 am – 8 pm, Saturday 8 December 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 9 December 10 am – 5 pm

This will be the second of what is now an annual event to take place within the town centre. This is a themed event with stall holders wearing Victorian outfits. There will be entertainment throughout the town; a stage in Henley Street will host a programme of performances. There will be a traditional funfair which will include a carousel situated at the bottom of Wood Street Street and on the Rother Street market area.

The Christmas market will be on Waterside, Bridge Street, Henley Street, High Street and Meer Street with stalls that are street food and drink related positioned on Wood Street.

See a video of the 2017 Victorian Market

If you would like more information about this very successful event, then please email:

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed from 6pm on Thursday 6 December until 00.01 on Monday 10 December 2017:

  • Waterside (to junction of Sheep Street)
  • Bridge Street
  • Wood Street
  • Meer Street
  • Henley Street
  • Rother Street Market (paved area)
  • High Street
  • Union Street

Rother Street will not be closed and access from Greenhill Street and Windsor Street into Rother Street will be maintained during this period.

We politely request that companies who have deliveries within these areas work with their suppliers to make deliveries prior to the road closures coming into force – no vehicles will be allowed into these areas once the road closures are in place. Security during this event will be very tight. If you require further information in relation to deliveries outside of the event operating period, then a dedicated mobile number will be available on this page nearer to the event.

Being Part of the Event

If you are a business that is situated within the market area and would like to take part – that is possible you can trade outside of your premise so that you can make the most of what will be the high footfall generated by the Victorian Christmas Market. To do this you would need to register with the market contractor and you must only promote or sell your normal stock or service. Those manning the stall must be dressed in Victorian dress, this is mandatory for all traders during the event. You must be confident that you comply with the Town's regulatory standards, trade within their agreed licenses, and have all the necessary insurance, safety documentation and equipment as these stalls will not fall under the umbrella of permissions and insurances in place for the main event.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market will benefit the whole of Stratford-upon-Avon in a variety of ways, in particular by bringing in additional visitors and a much needed boost to the economy. However, we are aware that not everyone enjoys or get a direct benefit from the event and we could not run this event without the support and understanding of local residents who we know can be inconvenienced at this time. Dedicated stewards will be working throughout the site.

Please note that none of the public car parks within the town centre will be affected. Please be aware that you may be required to prove eligibility to take advantage of any alternative arrangements that may be available.

For more information on how you can be part of this event as a local business contact – LSD Promotions (Marketplace) Ltd 01384 877336 or email

For more information about the event itself please contact Stratford District Council – Pat Matjaszek 01789 260637 or email

Last updated on 14/05/2018

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