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Christmas Starts in Stratford on Saturday, November 16th

Father Christmas makes his first appearance in Stratford-upon-Avon!  Win the chance to be one of three lucky winners to join him in a carriage ride around the town centre.  Click here for more details.

The celebrations continue with events at Jingle Bell Court when their Christmas lights are switched on at 4:45 pm. Live music between 2 pm and 7 pm.

 

Christmas Lights Switch On - Thursday, November 21st 

The lights display in Stratford over the Christmas period is considered to be one of the finest in the UK, presided over by a team of volunteers and funded by grants from Stratford Town Council, Stratford Town Trust, Stratforward BID Limited and by individual donations from Businesses, the residents and the general public of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The lights will be switched on from the Town Hall at 17.00 and there’s a whole host of entertainment & activities. 


Late Night Shopping, Drinking & Dining

Visit the many fantastic independent shops and high street names.

Stratford Christmas Market returns to Bridge Street. From 10 am until 8 pm visit the fabulous stalls selling a delightful range of speciality gifts and a diverse range of good quality seasonal products. Organised by LSD Promotions 

Bridge Street Christmas Markets also on November 28th, December 12th and 19th.

 

Brass Band Performances

The Cornmarket is opposite the Town Hall - on the corner of High Street and Sheep Street.

If very wet, performances will be in Bell Court.

Date

Band

Time

Location

November

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd

Shipston Town Band

10 am – 2 pm

Cornmarket

Sunday 24th

Alcester Victoria Band

11 am – 1 pm

Cornmarket

December

 

 

 

Sunday 1st

Cubbington Silver Band

11 am – 3 pm

Cornmarket

Friday 6th

Shipston Town Band

10 am – 2 pm

Bell Court TBC

Saturday 7th

Cubbington Silver Band

10 am – 2 pm

Bell Court

Sunday 8th

Alcester Victoria Band

11 am – 1 pm

Bell Court

Saturday 14th

Alcester Victoria Band

11 am – 1 pm

Cornmarket

Sunday 15th

Cubbington Silver Band

11 am – 3 pm

Cornmarket

Saturday 21st

Cubbington Silver Band

10am – 2pm

Cornmarket

Sunday 22nd

Alcester Victoria Band

11 am – 1 pm

Cornmarket

 

Stratford Victorian Christmas Market

Victorian Christmas Market Official Opening
Starting at the Town Hall on Friday 6 December at 6:00 pm and then a candlelit procession to the main entertainment stage in Henley Street.

Victorian Christmas Community Fair
Saturday 7 December: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 8 December: 11:00 – 15:00

Entertainment
Professional DJ Ian Jones will be on centre stage in Henley Street and will be introducing amazing acts over the Festival weekend, from choirs, singers to dance groups. 

Fun Fair
The Fun Fair on Rother Market is provided by Bob Wilson's Funfairs.  Ride the magical Victorian carousel, slide the helter-skelter, sway on the swing boats and enjoy other traditional funfair rides.

Visit www.stratford.gov.uk/markets/stratford-upon-avon-victorian-christmas-market for more information