Dates confirmed for Stratford's popular Christmas market - but Victorian theme has been scrapped

Jugglers at Stratford Victorian Christmas Market
Jugglers at Stratford Victorian Christmas Market -Credit:LSD Promotions

The weather may finally have warmed up for summer but plans have already been revealed for Stratford-upon-Avon's Christmas markets. But there's huge changes coming for 2024 as the popular event will no longer be Victorian themed.

The Stratford Victorian Christmas market is one of the most popular events in the Midlands and attracts thousands of visitors every year. It's not the only change that people will notice.

This year's market will have 200 stalls and take place over a smaller footprint. Organisers LSD Promotions and the town council say this will allow for Wood Street, Union Street, High Street, and the Bridge Street roundabout to remain open.

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Although there will be entertainment it will take the 'roaming' variety and there will not be a centralised main stage and funfair. LSD say changes made to the markets reflect feedback from residents and businesses.

A spokesman for the company said: "We are proud to present the Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Markets. We aim to create memorable experiences that capture the spirit of the season."

Dates for the festive bonanza, in the town centre, will be Saturday, December 7 and 14, and Sunday, December 8 and 15. The market will be open 10am to 8pm on the Saturdays and 10am to 5pm on the Sundays.

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