Victorian Christmas Market to transform city centre

Victorian Christmas Market to transform city centre

Wolverhampton city centre will burst into life with the sights and sounds of its first official Victorian Christmas Market on Friday week.

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City of Wolverhampton Mayor, Cllr Elias Mattu, driving a Foden steam open top bus with passengers Tony and Joyce Perry of Nostalgia Unlimited in Victorian costume outside the Civic Centre

Wolverhampton city centre will burst into life with the sights and sounds of its first official Victorian Christmas Market on Friday week.

The festive three-day market will be delivered by the council’s approved market operator LSD Promotions, and will take place on Friday, December 15 (10am-9pm), Saturday 16 (10am-9pm) and Sunday 17 (10am-5pm).

It will be located on Wulfruna Street, the Civic Centre Ceremonial car park, St Peter’s car park and the pedestrian area outside the University of Wolverhampton’s Ambika Paul building.

More than 100 stalls will fill the streets at the heart of the city with the colours, sounds and irresistible aromas of Christmas.

Set to the backdrop of a Victorian funfair the offer includes a variety of traditional and international street food, local produce, seasonal handcrafted and home-baked goodies, bespoke Christmas decorations and holly wreaths, festive novelties and exclusive gifts, accessories and jewellery.

Entertainment will include street artists, choirs, vocalists, instrumental performances, chimney sweeps, dance displays, and Victorian themed stilt walkers.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Environment, Councillor Steve Evans, said: “We anticipate this will be the largest festive market the city has seen.

“There will be a variety of stalls offering festive goodies, plenty of food and drink, and fun activities for families to enjoy at this special time of year.

“It is also the ideal opportunity to make a day of it and visit Wolverhampton’s attractions, range of independent retailers and High Street names, or take the weight off your feet and relax in one of the city’s cafes, pubs and restaurants.”

Organiser Dermot McGillicuddy, LSD Promotions Director, added: “This will be an exciting event for the city and we are proud to be working in partnership with the council to provide this special market at Christmas time.”