A full breakdown of our 2017 events will be available here as and when they are confirmed. For a taster of the events run by the Christmas Market in 2016, please see below.
The Christmas Market Launch Night is an event not to be missed. Salisbury Christmas Market promises an all-entertainment evening for the whole family. Make sure to come down to the Salisbury Guildhall and Market Squares to be a part of another fantastic night in the heart of Salisbury. This year’s event will continue to build on the success of last year’s Launch Night. The Salisbury Christmas market is the pinnacle of festive events in Salisbury and the surrounding areas, with our Launch Night celebrating the beginning of a spectacular 25 days at the Christmas Market. Throughout the duration of the Market the chalets will be open and there will be a superb selection of live acts and entertainments, but our Launch Night is unique in bringing hundreds of people together for one huge night with Main Stage and mobile performances providing a full evening of entertainment.
Last year’s Grand Opening featured a superb line up of acts including Kingdom Gospel Choir, Star Cast, and Absolute Buble. We welcomed back the amazing Acro Chaps and the wonderful Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir for a fantastic evening celebrating the Launch of the 5th Salisbury Christmas Market.
The Christmas Lantern Parade
The Lantern Parade is an annual feature of the Salisbury Christmas Market, it is a lovely event that attracts hundreds of participants, most of whom are families with young children. Starting in The Close the parade will lead towards the warm, inviting atmosphere of the Christmas Market under the Guildhall. Here you can browse gifts, warm up with a range of delicious food and drink options or just enjoy our traditional German-market-style chalets. The parade is a family oriented occasion which combines a real Christmas spirit and carol singing with a unique and fun twist brought to life by the bright lanterns.
This year we are delighted to announce the Parade will be run in association with Salisbury Arts Centre again. We are looking forward to another visually spectacular evening with a wonderful and colourful host of handmade lanterns.
Giant Snow Globe Event
This new event for 2016 is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Come and step inside our Life-Sized Snow Globe in the Old George Mall on Sunday 4th December from 10am until 4pm.
We have invited a very special guest, Elsa – from Frozen to make this unique experience that little but more magical. If you would like to meet and take a picture in the Snow Globe with our Aren-delightful royal guest she will be at the Snow Globe between 11am and 2pm.
This is a free family event, and for every go in the globe you will receive a photograph to take home with you too.