27 November – 20 December 2014
Come to Salisbury’s lovely and very British Christmas Market! Rated by the Daily Telegraph in 2013 as one of the ‘Top 5 Christmas Markets in the UK’, we believe you will find it to be one of the most attractive and enjoyable Christmas Markets in the country.
One of the things that makes Salisbury Christmas Market stand out is that we take great care to source the very best exhibitors we can find. In particular, we are passionate about having as many British made goods on sale as possible, in addition to some lovely hand-made crafts from Europe and beyond. We believe the considerable effort we make is demonstrated in the splendid array of chalets we have each year, where visitors will find lots of wonderfully inspiring artisans, designers, makers and small businesses who love what they do and sell.
Apart from the very high standard of all the exhibitors, we put much emphasis on creating a Christmas Market that is tasteful, inviting and visually appealing in a traditional way: beautifully decorated chalets, twinkly white pea-lights, a huge Christmas tree, and even our own bandstand where local choirs and schools will serenade you while you shop. And not far from the Christmas Market, younger visitors can visit Father Christmas, in his very own chalet.
This year we will also be celebrating ‘Christmas Traditions from around Europe’, with special events planned for St. Andrew’s Day, St. Lucia Day and St. Nikolaus Day, as well as the annual Lantern Procession on Thursday 27th November and a new event called ‘All Salisbury Sings’ on Friday 19th December.
With this and many other things taking place over the 24 days, we are confident visitors of all ages will find Salisbury Christmas Market an exceptional and inspiring experience.
Figures just released by Salisbury City Centre Management show that visitors to last year’s Christmas Market spent a whopping £4.6 million in the city’s shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, hotels and other businesses. That’s £1 million up on the previous year and is largely due to a near 40% jump in visitor number from 94,000 in… Read more »
Salisbury’s Christmas Market is proving to be even more popular than last year with tens of thousands of people coming into the city for their Christmas shopping. In the first 12 days nearly 80,000 people visited the Christmas Market, up by 6% on last year. Market organiser Stephanie Swann said: “Salisbury’s Christmas Market now has… Read more »
The organisers of Salisbury’s Christmas Market are expecting this year’s Lantern Procession to be even better than last year’s event which attracted nearly 100 participants. The procession is one of the highlights of the Christmas Market and takes place on Thursday 28 November. This year’s procession will be led by the Band of the Bugles… Read more »
German-style Christmas Markets have become a massive industry in this country in the last decade. From Lincoln’s Christmas Market which started 31 years in 1982, followed by Bath in 2000 and then Winchester and Liverpool in 2006, there are now over 100 Christmas Markets in this country according to the web-site Christmasmarkets.com. Almost every large… Read more »
Salisbury City Centre Management, organisers of the Salisbury Christmas Market have estimated that around £3.6 million was spent by visitors to the Christmas Market in the city’s shops and other businesses. The market which was held between 29 November and 16 December last year attracted 94,000 visitors. An independent survey of visitors to the market… Read more »