Salisbury Christmas Market off to a great startPosted on 06th December 2012
Those enjoying Wiltshire cottage holidays in the run up to the Christmas period have an extra special festive-themed event to head to: Salisbury Christmas Market. This is the first year of the Christmas Market and everyone involved is clearly pulling out all of the stops.
The market opened on 29th November to huge crowds, with the official opening marking the beginning of something very special in Salisbury. A beautiful lantern procession got the evening off to a great start, and choirs putting on performances at the opening brought a real feeling of festive cheer. Numerous choirs, bands and musical groups will be performing throughout every day that the market is open, so there will be plenty of entertainment in Salisbury this Christmas season.
The focus of the Christmas Market is, of course, the stalls. For a market which is in its first year, Salisbury has amassed an impressive number of traders and the organisers are proud to announce that over 70% of the exhibitors will be selling both British-designed and British-made goods.
Over the course of the 18 day market, there will be seventy-six stalls each selling their beautiful wares, and ten stalls offering some delectable delights from the world of food and drink. Whether looking for a delicate glass Christmas decoration, a pretty silk scarf or a crate of festive cider, the market will have a range of amazing gift ideas for loved ones. Or why not treat yourself and get something that catches your eye?
In terms of food, both sweet and savoury tastes will be catered for; mince pies, German Bratwurst, mulled wine, freshly-made waffles, vegetarian stews and more will be filling the chilly winter air with both warmth and alluring aromas.
No Christmas Market would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus, and Santa will be making a special appearance in the courtyard of Fisherton Mill. For just £4 per child, kids can meet Santa and receive a quality German wooden toy and British-made chocolates too.
The Salisbury Christmas Market is a must for anyone staying in holiday cottages in Wiltshire between now and 16th December. There is plenty packed in to see and do to get everyone feeling festive. ‘Tis the season!
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