Released on 5 December 2019 Archived Press Release
Road closures will be in affect around Stratford-upon-Avon when it welcomes back its seasonal shopping spectacular for a third year.
The tourist hotspot's Victorian Christmas Market returns on December 6, 7 and 8 when hundreds of traders will turnout for the festive extravaganza.
This means that a number of roads will be closed around the town centre across the three days, which are Waterside (to junction of Sheep Street), Bridge Street, Wood Street, Meer Street, Henley Street, Rother Street Market (paved area), High Street and Union Street.
The roads will be closed from 6pm on Thursday, December 5 until 1am on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market is a partnership between Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council and LSD Promotions.
A spokesperson for Stratford-on-Avon District Council said: "With so many people and traders expected to visit Stratford-upon-Avon for the weekend, the roads need to be closed for the safety of everyone involved. We would advise people to plan their journey and know what roads are accessible and those that are not."
There will be around 300 stalls selling a whole host of products perfect for the season or as presents for loved ones and the reindeers that were so popular last year will be coming back once again.
A spokesperson for Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council said: "This is the third year that we have hosted the market and it is becoming increasingly popular. There is so much going on for all the family to enjoy and it is the perfect way for people to get into the festive spirit."
Entertainment will be hosted throughout the town, and there will be a stage in Henley Street hosting an array of performances for all the family to enjoy.
A traditional funfair, which will include a carousel, will be situated at the bottom of Wood Street and on the Rother Street market area.
This year will see the introduction of a Community Craft Fair located in the Town Hall on Sheep Street. A selection of refreshments will be on sale and entertainment will also be provided during the weekend.
The Christmas market will be located on Waterside, Bridge Street, Henley Street, High Street and Meer Street.
The market will be open between 11am and 8pm on the Friday, 10am until 8pm on the Saturday and then 10am until 5pm on the Sunday.
For further updates about the event visit www.stratford.gov.uk/markets/stratford-upon-avon-victorian-christmas-market.cfm
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575