Christmas market officially open

Christmas market officially open

Christmas market officially open

First published in News by , Head of Sport

PEOPLE flocked to watch the opening of Salisbury’s first Christmas market last night.

Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott and city mayor John Collier officially opened the market at 7pm. The evening’s entertainment began at 5pm with a selection of music and carols in the Guildhall square. And at 6.15pm, a procession of paper lanterns, led by the Band of the Rifles, processed from Leaden Hall School.

International and national traders have been preparing their chalets for business all week and are selling a variety of festive gifts, foods, handmade crafts, and much more.

As well as 55 festive stalls to visit, there’s also a Father Christmas Grotto in Fisherton Mill courtyard, open from 10.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

The market is open in the Guildhall Square between 10am to 6pm daily, opening until 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, until December 16.

Organiser Stephanie Swann said: “It’s been a huge event to coordinate but it looks stunning.

“Everyone’s been so positive, which is great.”

For more information, visit salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk or call 07436 266560.

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8:29pm Fri 30 Nov 12

S Pance says...

Cr@p!

The goods for sale are overpriced junk!

The kiosks are far too close together and too much congestion - it's onlt a matter of time before someone gets injured.

What a waste of time! The Southampton market is a hundred times better.
Cr@p! The goods for sale are overpriced junk! The kiosks are far too close together and too much congestion - it's onlt a matter of time before someone gets injured. What a waste of time! The Southampton market is a hundred times better. S Pance
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8:36am Tue 4 Dec 12

hillyanne says...

Silly me!I am still fairly new to Salisbury.I went down to town specially to see the new Xmas market.I'd thought it would be all beautifully laid out and decorated in the Market Square.Instead I first saw lots of horrid,cheap-looking garden sheds(in a nasty orange/brown colour)all squashed together in a corner.(I haven't revisited Bath's for that reason as it was such a crush )
Luckily the traders were lovely and friendly and selling interesting goods(tho' not my taste,actually.)They deserve a better set-up.
I hope the "powers that be" will read all these letters and take note for 2013.
Silly me!I am still fairly new to Salisbury.I went down to town specially to see the new Xmas market.I'd thought it would be all beautifully laid out and decorated in the Market Square.Instead I first saw lots of horrid,cheap-looking garden sheds(in a nasty orange/brown colour)all squashed together in a corner.(I haven't revisited Bath's for that reason as it was such a crush ) Luckily the traders were lovely and friendly and selling interesting goods(tho' not my taste,actually.)They deserve a better set-up. I hope the "powers that be" will read all these letters and take note for 2013. hillyanne
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10:40pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Sarum2012 says...

The organisers of the Christmas market are conspicuous by their absence from these posts. How much did the pay the lady employed to manage this project? Too much if more than £50!

The Journal need to run a story on this rubbish market, as the vast majority of people commenting agree that it is very poor. Bet you don't though!
The organisers of the Christmas market are conspicuous by their absence from these posts. How much did the pay the lady employed to manage this project? Too much if more than £50! The Journal need to run a story on this rubbish market, as the vast majority of people commenting agree that it is very poor. Bet you don't though! Sarum2012
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