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Victorian Christmas Market returns to city next week

Visitors to the City of Wolverhampton will again be able to enjoy a Victorian Christmas Market this month.

(l-r): Mayoress of Wolverhampton, Elaine Hadley-Howell, and Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page, with performers at last year’s City of Wolverhampton Victorian Christmas Market
Last year's Victorian Christmas Market

The festive 3 day market will be delivered by the council's approved market operator LSD Promotions, and will take place on Friday 14 December (11am to 7pm), Saturday 15 December (10am to 7pm) and Sunday 16 December (10am to 5pm).

This year it will be located on Queen Square, Dudley Street and Lichfield Street.

More than 100 stalls are expected to fill the streets at the heart of the city with the colours, sounds and irresistible aromas of Christmas.

Set to the backdrop of a Victorian funfair the offer includes a variety of traditional and international street food, local produce, seasonal handcrafted and home baked goodies, bespoke Christmas decorations and holly wreaths, festive novelties and exclusive gifts, accessories and jewellery.

Entertainment will include street artists, choirs, vocalists, instrumental performances, chimney sweeps, dance displays, and Victorian themed stilt walkers.

On Friday 14 December, at 5pm, in Queen Square, you can also take time out from shopping to enjoy carols performed by local school children, local choirs and music from Wolverhampton Brass Band.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Environment, Councillor Steve Evans, said: "Last year's Victorian Christmas Market was the largest festive market the city has seen.

"There will again be a variety of stalls offering festive goodies, plenty of food and drink, and fun activities for families to enjoy at this special time of year.

"It is also the ideal opportunity to make a day of it and visit Wolverhampton's attractions, range of independent retailers and High Street names, or take the weight of your feet and relax in one of the city's cafes, pubs and restaurants."

For details of family friendly events, activities and special offers in the countdown to Christmas visit Enjoy Wolverhampton.

People travelling into or out of the city centre are being asked to note the following road closures between 8pm on Thursday 13 December and midnight on Sunday, 16 December to facilitate the city centre Victorian Christmas Market:

  • Queen Square/Lichfield Street closed in both directions between its junctions with North Street/Victoria Street and Princess Street/Princes Square
     
  • Darlington Street closed in an eastern direction between its junctions with Red Lion Street and North Street
     
  • Dudley Street closed between King Street and Queen Square
     
  • Exchange Street closed entire length
     
  • Lich Gates closed entire length

Due to Darlington Street, Victoria Street and Lichfield Street being closed, buses will be diverted between the hours of 8pm on Thursday 13 December and midnight on Sunday 16 December. Please use alternative stops on Stafford Street or at Wolverhampton Bus Station. For full details please check the Network West Midlands website.

  • released: Wednesday 5 December, 2018