WELLINGTON VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET is a brand new event in the town centre.
9am Market Opens
10am Entertainment Begins
ALL DAY Street Entertainment, fab foods and shopping
3pm CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Entertainment begins
4-5pm Lantern Parade
5pm CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
A family 'one-day' shopping & entertainment event happening on the same day as the Christmas Lights Switch On in Shropshire's premier market town. The Market will be located at the centre of this historic market town, in a 'Street setting' together with Foodie Zone, Photo Booth & all day music stage.
Wellington town centre has free car parking and the railway station is just steps away.
This Christmas Market will be full of local traders and treasures from the world of independents.
We're organising this new market with the Wellington Market Company who have had the Market Charter in Shropshire since 1244, and our local Town Council who are passionate about reviving the town and keeping economic gain for local businesses in our local area.
With a 'Victorian Rascals' spirit, the traditional Christmas Market will have a local produce theme, fantastic gifts and well-sourced products to make for an entertaining and high quality seasonal shopping experience.
- Seven hours of stage entertainment
- Interviews with traders
- Live Music
- Children’s Circus Workshops
- Victorian Photo Booth & Selfie Elfie
- Christmas Angel Human Statue
- Circus stilt walker & Fire Eater
- Strolling magician
- A Lantern Parade
- Santa & His Sleigh
- Fitness Flash Mob Displays
- Roasted Chestnuts
- Mulled Wine & Hot Cocktails
- Pulled Pork with sage & onion
- Freshly Churned Butter
- Sweets & Sensational Sweetie Gifts
- Barista Coffee & Hot Chocolate
- Fresh Baked Samosas
- Farm Reared Meats, Homemade Sausages
- Great Shropshire Baking
- Wellington Branded Gifts
- Scented Candles
- Fashion Bags
- Decorations & Hand Made Gifts
- Jewellery & Sparkles
- Organic Fashion, Hoodies, Vests & T Shirts
- Organic Beauty Products
- Silk Flowers, Silver & Slate
- Hand Made Stationery & Cards
We anticipate visitors and shoppers in town will number between 5,000 and 10,000 people. Free entry for visitors and on this page you will find the TRADER details and the BOOKING information for STALL-HOLDERS, CATERERS & VENDORS.
Shoppers will start their Christmas season with us and we will be creating a wonderful spirit for the day.
Christmas Windows in town will be decorated with a CHRISTMAS CAROL theme and there will be roasted chestnuts, mulled wine & cider. The colours and scents of the festive season will be enhanced by Slow Cooked Pork, Christmas Trees, Shropshire Christmas Puddings, Local Chocolates, Festive Fare, Handcrafted Gifts and Artisan Food & Drink.
There will be workshops for Children's Lantern Making and Circus Masterclasses and stalls and food stands lead off the Market Squaree. Market Approach (formerly known as The Shambles) will take you through into the main Market Hall and another 70 brilliant Stalls decorated for Christmas and full of fabulous products
Street Entertainment throughout the day will include a Victorian Human Statue for those photo-opps, a Penny Farthing bike in the Square, fabulous circus stilt walker, an up close magician & Christmas themed circus acts. The new Christmas Lights for the town are being designed and constructed by a local expert company, they will be switched on at 5pm and will be spectacular. The local electrical contractors are working with us to ensure that this is one amazing day, they are helping us light our stalls, supply us with magical mini Christmas Trees and are even dressing up themselves and helping decorate our Christmas Market stands.
This is where our Electrical Elves live: https://cmk-electrical.co.uk
We will be setting up dedicated Street Food Zones and ALL Traders will be expected to dress for the theme! Ideas for costumes and stall decor will be provided on your booking confirmation....
ADVERTISING & PROMOTION
- Posters via Telford & Wrekin
- Direct mail to businesses and homes in Wellington
- Banner Ads online on both council websites
- Wellington Market advertising through their own portals
- Flyer to schools
- Flyers to shops, bars and offices in the town centre
- PR with press releases 4 weeks ahead of the event
- The event will be featured on the website www.christmasmarkets.com
- Promoted on our own www.wellingtontowncentre.com as well as the Council's own website and FB page
Your own goods/services will also be included in the ADVERTISING and your business will be listed in the WELLINGTON CHRISTMAS CARD handed out to shoppers 'on the day'
It promises to be a great day for business, a festive day for local people and a happy start to the festive season for the town.....