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Date issued: 26 November 2019
Colchester’s popular Christmas Market returns to Colchester High Street from 10am to 5pm, on Sunday 8 December
The historic High Street, which will be pedestrianised for the event, will be buzzing with fantastic stalls offering toys, mulled wine, festive gifts, jewellery, vegan products and art and crafts, providing for different tastes and budgets.
As well as offering a great festive shopping experience, Footprints Street Theatre will be performing a Victorian Christmas, plus there’ll be live music from local musicians ‘Simon, Terry and Dave’ and Chosen Vessels Community Gospel Choir – plus Colne Radio will be broadcasting their live radio show directly from the market.
There will also be plenty of festive fun and activities for children to enjoy too – with face painting, fairground rides and even a special visit from Father Christmas at 11am.
FREE parking for the event will also be available on the day at Butt Road, Middleborough, Napier Road and Sheepen Road car parks as well as all day parking for £1 in nearby Britannia Car Park.
Cllr Mark Cory, Leader of Colchester Borough Council, said: “Our Christmas Market gets bigger and better each year and it’s great that, once again, the High Street will be filled with a wealth of stalls and attractions. With live music, children’s activities, funfair rides and street food, this will be the perfect place to shop, meet up with friends and family and enjoy the festive spirit.”
The Colchester Christmas Market has been organised with support from Food & Drink Festivals UK.
To find out more about the Colchester Christmas Market, please visit www.colchester.gov.uk/christmasmarket or follow the Market’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts at @ColchMarket.
MARKET EXTRA: Colchester’s Market takes place every Friday and Saturday and will also be operating an additional Wednesday market day from 27 November – 18 December, 10am to 8pm.
The Friday market takes place in the High Street, whilst the Wednesday and Saturday markets are currently being trialled in Lion Walk.
The last weekend to visit Colchester Market before Christmas is Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December. There will be no Friday Market on 27 December.