What's on

Thursday 23rd November – Friday 22nd December

Entertainment

Throughout the Market there will be plenty of entertainers and family-friendly performers to liven up your visit to Salisbury and the Salisbury Christmas Market.
Salisbury Christmas Market Live is the market’s entertainment platform which every year holds an eclectic mix of singers, performers, and choirs.
For a taste of what was available at the 2016 Christmas Market see below.

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Sarah Saville

Sarah Saville

Sarah Saville is a Hampshire based vocalist, songwriter and musican who has been singing for over a decade. She will be performing her wonderful acoustic set on launch night.
Date: Thursday 23rd November
Time: 5pm
Location: Queen Street
The Rutting Reindeers

The Rutting Reindeers

Two red nose reindeers will battle it out with great courage to prove they are the genuine article!
Date: Thursday 23rd November
Time: 6pm
Location: Walkabout
Glow Performance

Glow Performance

These glow performers will dazzle the streets of Salisbury on launch night. Don't miss this stunning show of lights.
Date: Thursday 23rd November
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Walkabout
The Deloreons

The Deloreons

Originally formed in 2005 by Nick Lach, Russ Parsons and Dave Slack, The Deloreons have established themselves as the band to have at your event and now almost a household name in Salisbury. Having graced holiday resorts, cruise ships, endless wedding receptions, students’ unions and festivals all over the country, the old addage of “the hardest working band” isnt far from the truth with these masters of repertoire, crowd interaction, energy and just knowing what a party needs.
Date: Thursday 23rd November
Time: 7pm
Location: Queen Street
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Break Cover

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Break Cover

Break Cover are a Salisbury based covers band. They play classic rock and rock and roll from the 60s to the present day. Winners of the 2014 and 2015 SMA Best Covers band, Break Cover play an energetic mix of classic rock covers from the 1960s to the present day.
Date: Friday 24th November
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queens Street
Festive Photo Hut

Festive Photo Hut

Come and get a festive photo taken over the last weekend of November.
Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: High Street
Gray Smith

Gray Smith

Well renowned in the South as a top acoustic performer, Gray Smith, will be performing an acoustic set at the Christmas Market.
Date: Saturday 25th November
Time: 11am
Location: Queen Street
Shannon Laura

Shannon Laura

Locally based solo artist, specialising in pop and R ‘n’ B genres, Shannon Stuttaford is returning to Salisbury Christmas Market to perform her selection of Christmas songs.
Date: Saturday 25th November
Time: 1.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Evolution Choir

Evolution Choir

The Evolution Choir - For Singers of all abilities aged 16+ who want to build confidence through Singing.
Date: Saturday 25th November
Time: 4pm
Location: Queen Street
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: The Rhythm Busters

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: The Rhythm Busters

The Rhythm Blasters are Salisbury’s foremost rhythm and blues band with top musicians. In various formats, but always with Dave Taylor and Malcolm Wilkinson, they’ve been rocking their audiences since 1984. Now with Phil Bryant and Laura Bell, they guarantee a great night out.
Date: Saturday 25th November
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Cinnamon Jazz

Cinnamon Jazz

Cinnamon Jazz Quartet specializes in adding ambience with mellow, melodic, rhythmic jazz, especially Latin, swing, ballads and light funk. Our line up is female vocal, bass, sax, guitar and drums.
Date: Sunday 26th November
Time: 2.45pm
Location: Queen Street
Snow Queen

Snow Queen

Ethereal and enchanting in silver, blue and white, the Snow Queen is a sure-fire crowd pleaser that’s sure to bring a smile to your face no matter your age.
Date: Sunday 26th November
Time: 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm
Location: Walkabout
Limelyte

Limelyte

Limelyte are an acoustic duo covering a wide range of music from 60's to present day. They are a fun and lively act.
Date: Sunday 26th November
Time: 12pm
Location: Queen Street
Leehurst Swan Prep and Performance Choirs

Leehurst Swan Prep and Performance Choirs

These two choirs from Leehurst Swan school will be performing a mixed repertoire of Christmas songs and carols old and new.
Date: Tuesday 28th November
Time: 10:30am and 11:15am
Location: Queen Street
Chafyn Grove Pre-Prep and Chapel Choirs

Chafyn Grove Pre-Prep and Chapel Choirs

These two choirs from Chafyn Grove school will be perfoming individual sets of Christmas songs and carols
Date: Tuesday 28th November and Friday 8th December.
Time: 2pm and 2.15pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Absolute Buble

Absolute Buble

Michael Buble tribute act, Absolute Buble is sure to get you in the Christmas mood in Salisbury with his smooth songs and festive numbers.
Date: Thursday 30th November
Time:
Location: High Street Bandstand
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Total Recall

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Total Recall

Total Recall are an 80s Band covering a wide range of genres from Cher to George Micheal, Brian Adams, U2, The Pretenders, Micheal Jackson and much much more. They enjoy the interaction with the public and love it when the public interact with them.
Date: Friday 1st December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Giant Christmas Bauble

Giant Christmas Bauble

Step inside the giant bauble which will appear for one day only. It makes the perfect photo opportunity!
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 10am- 4pm
Location: Old George Mall
Studio Youth Theatre

Studio Youth Theatre

Studio Youth Theatre is a dramatics group aged 11 - 18 who will be performing a selection of Christmas carols and songs.
Date: Saturday 2nd December and Saturday 9th December
Time: 11am and 12.15pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Laura the Singer

Laura the Singer

Salisbury based soul, jazz and show tune singer Laura is another of our returning artists. Laura will be performing her range of festive jazz and vintage numbers.
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 11.30am
Location: Queen Street
Hyde Brass Band

Hyde Brass Band

Hyde Brass Band have recently been promoted to top Championship in the Brass Band leagues and will be performing a wonderful variety of music at Salisbury Christmas Market.
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 1pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
One Way

One Way

One Way other wise known as Ben is a singer songwriter, an up and coming musician in Salisbury. He is a one man band that plays a verity of different sounds throughout his set and is worth a watch as he is known to draw the attention of a crowd.
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 3.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Starcast Performing Arts Schools

Starcast Performing Arts Schools

Starcast are sure to dazzle you with their two fantastic performing groups: the Starcast Singing Company and the Starcast Singing Troupe.
Date: 2nd December
Time: 3.30pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: The Passenger Club

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: The Passenger Club

The Passenger Club, five local musicians who got together to write and record their original songs. Having completed their 2nd album are now ready to inflict them on the public.
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Fitzy Witzy Art Workshops

Fitzy Witzy Art Workshops

Fitzy Witzy Art Workshops are offering you the chance to design and make your own magical, sparkly and handmade gifts to share with your loved ones (or keep for yourself!)
Date: Sunday 3rd December and Saturday 16th December
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Jamie R Hawkins

Jamie R Hawkins

Jamie R Hawkins is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world - he has been described as "a powerful mixture of storyteller, philosopher and poet", his lyrics as "poignant and witty" and his performances, "emotive and captivating”.
Date: Sunday 3rd December
Time: 12pm
Location: Queen Street
Isobel Thatcher

Isobel Thatcher

Isobel is an award winning Singer-Songwriter originally from Salisbury, now living in London, whose voice has been compared to artists such as KT Tunstall and Bonnie Raitt. Isobel cites the Blues as her main influence, but will be performing a varied set of music to appeal to all tastes.
Date: Sunday 3rd December
Time: 3.45pm
Location: Queen Street
Manor Fields Primary School Singers

Manor Fields Primary School Singers

The children at Manor Fields Primary School love singing and this year our Year 6 children are looking forward to performing some of their favourite Christmas songs and carols. Come and hear their lovely voices – they’re guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!
Date: Monday 4th December
Time: 1.45pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
St Nicholas CE (VA) Primary School Choir

St Nicholas CE (VA) Primary School Choir

The beautiful voices of the children of St Nicholas’ CE (VA) Primary School, Porton will once again be featuring at the Christmas Market this year. Their fun Christmas songs and love of singing really shines through and will no doubt be a fantastic addition to the market.
Date: Tuesday 5th November
Time: 11am
Location: High Street Bandstand
Western Downland Primary School Choir

Western Downland Primary School Choir

We are looking forward to having the children of Western Downland Primary School at the market, who will be singing carols and Christmas songs.
Date: Tuesday 5th December
Time: 2pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Salisbury Methodist Belletones

Salisbury Methodist Belletones

Salisbury Methodist Belletones are the local handbell ringing ensemble. They will be performing in addition to the Junior Belletones, also performing a range of Christmas melodies and carols.
Date: Wednesday 6th December
Time: 11am
Location: High Street Bandstand
Eve 'N' Song

Eve 'N' Song

Solo singer covering rock, pop, country and disco hits of the 60s and 70s. She was the runner up in SMA 2016 awards in category of best female solo performer and has been nominated again for this year's SMA 2017 awards.
Date: Thursday 7th December
Time: 5.30pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
The Explorers

The Explorers

2 vintage explorers, clad in snow gear, heading to the South Pole, what could possible go wrong? Make sure to catch these family friendly entertainers as they heroically battle the elements and each other to total failure and utter hilarity
Date: Thursday 7th December
Time: 6pm
Location: Walkabout
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Tom Clements

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Tom Clements

Having already opened shows for Gaz Brookfield, Robbie McIntosh, Dave McPherson & US Rock Band Larkin Poe (Elvis Costello, Steve Tyler) Tom's profile is forever increasing, appearing on BBC Wiltshire's Live Lounge and BBC Introducing Solent, furthermore recently supporting Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) in the Six Penny Handley Sessions. Tom is fantastic entertainer who draws in his audience and after confirming nearly 200 shows for 2017 he is definitely a ‘must see’ act!
Date: Thursday 7th December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Whiteparish All Saints CE Primary School Choir

Whiteparish All Saints CE Primary School Choir

This Year 4 and Year 5 combined choir will be performing their selection of Christmas Carols and festive songs
Date: Friday 8th December
Time: 11am
Location: High Street Bandstand
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Off The Cuff

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Off The Cuff

Off the Cuff are a well established female fronted local funky rock and pop band playing an eclectic mix of lively material from the 1960's to the present day that make you want to get up and dance. Formed in 2014 Off the Cuff have gone from strength to strength playing pubs, festivals and private parties.
Date: Friday 8th December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queens Street
Shed of Stories

Shed of Stories

Come along to the Shed of Stories where you can listen to magical, festive stories, read books and write your next masterpiece.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Old George Mall
Woodford Ukulele Group

Woodford Ukulele Group

An ensemble of ukulele players who great songs from across the years, accompanied by an acoustic and bass guitar and percussion.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 11am
Location: Queen Street
Salisbury Methodist Junior Belletones

Salisbury Methodist Junior Belletones

Salisbury’s Junior handbell ringers will be performing a range of Christmas carols and festive tunes.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 11am
Location: High Street Bandstand
Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Winners of the 'Best Popular Music Award' and 'Best in Fringe Award' at Shaftesbury Fringe 2017, the female acoustic guitar and vocalist duo, known for their jazz, folk and country style, Hummingbird are the perfect combination of guitar and vocals, creating beautiful melodies and harmonies.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time:12.30pm
Location: Queen Street
The Winter Fairy

The Winter Fairy

The beauitful winter fairy will be bringing a touch of magic to Salisbury Christmas Market.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Location: Walkabout
Beth Ford

Beth Ford

This is local musician Beth’s debut at the Salisbury Christmas Market. This spectacular young musician will be performing an acoustic set.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 3pm
Location: Queen Street
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: HP & The Reggae Source

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: HP & The Reggae Source

HP & The Reggae Source are a Salisbury based six piece reggae band who have been going for three years. They play a combination of reggae covers and orginal material and are fun and exciting to watch.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Stone Curlews

Stone Curlews

Stone Curlews are returning to perform carols and Christmas songs for their third year running.
Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 3.30pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Sticky Toffee Jazz

Sticky Toffee Jazz

Sandy Ince, renowned jazz and vintage singer, with a distinct, smooth singing voice and unique spin of vintage and modern classics will certainly put you in the Christmas mood with a 1920s jazz twist to add a touch of vintage smoothness to the afternoon.
Date: Sunday 10th December
Time: 11am
Location: High Street Bandstand
Frock Stars

Frock Stars

The Frock stars will be bringing a lively festive set to Salisbury Christmas Market with an exciting Christmas and popular music repertoire.
Date: Sunday 10th November
Time: 11.30am
Location: Queen Street
St Thomas’ Church Handbell Ringers

St Thomas’ Church Handbell Ringers

Date: Sunday 10th December and Thursday 21st December
Time: 3.30pm and 6pm
Location: Queen Street and High Street Bandstand
Semley Primary School Choir

Semley Primary School Choir

The children of Semley Primary School will once again be singing a selection of Christmas songs and carols.
Date: Tuesday 12th December
Time: 5pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Bourne Valley Quartet

Bourne Valley Quartet

Local acapella quartet known for their distinctive harmonies and eclectic repertoire ranging from traditional songs, madrigals, and Victorian songs to popular music from the 20th and 21st Century.
Date: Thursday 14th December
Time: 4.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Silver Lady

Silver Lady

The ever graceful, clever and eye-catching figure, the Silver Lady, returns to Salisbury Christmas Market for another year.
Date: Thursday 14th December
Time: 5pm
Location: Walkabout
Graeme Budd

Graeme Budd

Saxophonist Graeme Budd can regularly be found playing as Dinner Jazz Sax at hotels, restaurants, weddings and parties around the area. With his unobtrusive mellow sound and extensive repertoire of tunes that takes in pop, jazz and swing, his background music is perfect for creating a relaxed atmosphere at any event and he'll be adding this ambience to the Christmas Market as he plays all your favourite Christmas tunes.
Date: Thursday 14th December
Time: 5.30pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Alexander Wells

Alexander Wells

Timeless magical performer, Alexander Wells returns to our shores after performing at the House of Illusion magical theatre in Spain for 3 years. Witness the fantastical demonstrations of a master illusionist that will enthral the whole family in a wondrous world of marvels and whimsical diversions.
Date: Thursday 14th December
Time: 6pm
Location: Salisbury City Centre
Daisy Chapman

Daisy Chapman

BBC Introducing favourite Daisy Chapman is an incredibly well-travelled pianist and vocalist who draws influences from the anti-folk world. Every song harbours a sweet story of love and lust told through her exquisite voice with Sue Lord on violin bringing the performance to harmonious climax every time.
Date: Friday 15th December
Time: 11.30am
Location: Queen Street
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Bernie the Bolt

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: Bernie the Bolt

Bernie The Bolt is a trio, playing composed and improvised music. Comprised of, double bass, and 2 guitars, sometimes one of the guitars is replaced by a singer, a horn, a pianist, or a percussionist. For this event the players are Pete Maxfield, Sagat Guirey and the third man could be a woman or a man. All we know for sure is it will be a human, of musical bent.
Date: Thursday 14th December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Nutcracker Trail

Nutcracker Trail

Find all the nutcrackers hiden in Salisbury city centre to be in with the chance of winning a prize!
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 10am- 4pm
Location: Salisbury City Centre
Real Vintage

Real Vintage

Real Vintage will be performing a seasonal style performance with favourite Christmas songs.
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 11am
Location: Queen Street
Victorian Carol Singers

Victorian Carol Singers

Celebrate Christmas with this performance inspired by traditional Christmas carols from the Victorian era, with an amusing twist.
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 11am, 12.15pm and 1.30pm
Location: Salisbury City Centre
Nikki Pope

Nikki Pope

Nikki Pope is a Singer/ Songwriter and BBC introducing Artist whose two EP releases 'Electric Energy' and 'Karma Deja Vu', caught international attention as it gained radio airplay on National BBC Radio and SiriusXM in the USA.
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 2pm
Location: Queen Street
Sarum Morris Mummers

Sarum Morris Mummers

Sarum Moris Mummers are celebrating their 35th year this year and will be performing their traditional Christmas play.
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 3pm
Location: Old George Mall
Miss Ruby's Roadhouse Blues Band

Miss Ruby's Roadhouse Blues Band

Miss Ruby's Roadhouse Blues Band are a six piece blues band hailing from Poole. Comprising Miss Ruby on lead vocals plus lead and rhythm guitars, bass, drums and backing vocals. The repertoire covers classics of the genre by artists as diverse as Elmore James, BB King, Etta James and Eric Clapton to more contemporary artists such as Deborah Coleman and Beth Hart.
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 3.15pm
Location: Queen Street
Salisbury Christmas Market Live: The Acrustic Badger Band & AJ Wolff

Salisbury Christmas Market Live: The Acrustic Badger Band & AJ Wolff

The Acrustic Badger Band, a folk band from Salisbury, will be performing as part of Salisbury Christmas Market Live and will be joined by AJ Wolff, a young singer songwriter from Salisbury.
Date: Saturday 16th December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street
Alainn

Alainn

Alainn are a folk duo from the British Isles. They are returning to Salisbury Christmas Market for the third consceutive year.
Date: Sunday 17th December
Time: 11am
Location: Queen Street
Meet the Reindeers

Meet the Reindeers

As Christmas approaches come and meet the animals who are responsible for helping Santa deliver presents to children across the world!
Date: Sunday 17th December
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: The Maltings
Riverside Concert Band

Riverside Concert Band

Riverside Concert Band is a 20 person concert wind band playing festive and popular tunes. They play a range of medleys from musicals and often play at community and charity events.
Date: Sunday 17th December
Time: 2pm
Location: High Street Bandstand
Churches Together in Salisbury

Churches Together in Salisbury

Christians from Salisbury churches will be performing a number of Christmas Carols with their accompanying band
Date: Sunday 17th December
Time: 2pm
Location: Guildhall Square
Face Painting

Face Painting

The wonderful Salisbury based Tanya Renner will be working her face painting magic at Salisbury High Street. For excellent, colourful and artistic designs for any face - young or old - Tanya will be on hand to make your design come to life.
Date: Thursday 21st December
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Salisbury High Street
A Christmas Carriage

A Christmas Carriage

Mr Scrooge and Mr Scratchit bring their ‘Carol singing’ carriage to Salisbury and make everybody laugh with their cracker jokes. Bob Scratchit dances the carriage and Scrooge croons the carols. Everybody is wished a thoroughly mirthful, magical and miserable christmas ...'Christmas is a Bumhug!'
Date: Thursday 21st December
Time: 6pm
Location: Walkabout
Kings of Lounge

Kings of Lounge

The Kings of Lounge Trio will be playing genre-spanning instrumental music in an uplifting style.
Date: Thursday 21st December
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Queen Street

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23rd Nov - 22nd Dec
Mon-Wed 10am-6pm
Thur 10am-8pm
Fri & Sat 10am-6.30pm
Sun 10am-4pm
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