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2018 Dates TBC!

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A big thank you to everyone who got involved and made our Christmas Market 2017 a big success. Applications for 2018 aren’t open yet, please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for application announcements.

With previous exhibits ranging from hot meals to flavoured gin, arts and craft kits to glassware, high-tech kitchen tools to handmade wooden furniture, alongside artists, photographers and potters, the Christmas Market has it all. We are interested in hearing about your business and what you have to offer, so please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and talk to a member of our team.

Alternatively see our Contact Us page to submit your details now.

Work With Us

The Christmas Market is organised by the Salisbury BID. It is expensive to stage and manage and as a non-profit making organisation we are keen to hear from anyone that would like to help. If you are an individual or organisation that can spare some time to help us make Salisbury’s Christmas Market the best in the country, please get in touch! The Christmas Market is a fun and exciting event to be involved with and we have a happy team who are looking for enthusiastic people to join their ranks. The market provides excellent work experience for students but we’d love to hear from you whatever your age or background.


The Christmas Market has grown in popularity year on year. Starting with 92,000 visitors in its first year, the market now regularly exceeds 150,000 visitors with a record high in 2015 of approximately 1750,000 over the 25 days. More than half of these figures are made up by non-Wiltshire residents, with over 8000 people travelling by coach, of whom almost 4000 travelled over 100 miles to reach Salisbury Christmas Market. An impressive £3.5million was spent by shoppers at the market in 2015, a figure we anticipate will be exceeded this year. With a wide ranging marketing campaign planned including but not limited to Salisbury Christmas Market and Christmas in Salisbury printed guides; county wide and out-of-county advertising on the radio, in lifestyle magazines, and in newspapers; and a strong social media campaign the Salisbury Christmas Market is the perfect opportunity for sponsors looking to reach a broad range of people. For more information on our sponsorship packages and how to get involved please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteering Opportunities

We are looking for:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic ‘Meeters and Greeters’ for coaches coming to the Christmas Market to welcome visitors as they arrive on coaches, offering them maps and guides, answering any general questions about the city and accompanying them to the Christmas Market
  • Marshals and Stewards for the Lantern Procession and Opening Night
  • Additional stewards to help in the day to day running of the Christmas Market
  • Musicians, Singers and Performers for daytime and evening entertainments at the Market or the Opening Night
  • Helpers for our Christmas Market leaflet distribution
  • Helpers to wrap presents for the Father Christmas Grotto
  • People to help with setting up the event. This will include decorating the chalets and the Guildhall Square. Anyone with carpentry/DIY skills would be particularly welcome

Event Management Students

We sometimes take on work experience students and would be happy to consider applications from serious students who would like to gain unrivalled experience in running a major event. While we are unfortunately unable to offer a salary, we can pay reasonable expenses.

Other Organisations

If you have a good idea for involvement and would like to run it past us, we are always open to suggestions and new ideas, and try to embrace them wherever we can! Please contact the Salisbury BID and one of our team will be happy to help.
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Tel. 01722 441688

Guildhall Square
Blue Boar Row

2018 Dates TBC

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