WELLINGTON VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET is a brand new event in the town centre.
A free family fun 'one-day' event happening on the same day as the Christmas Lights Switch On in Shropshire's premier market town. At the centre of this historic market town, with its bustling town centre marketplace, free car parking and the railway station 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 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.
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, Vegan Roasts, Christmas Trees, Shropshire Christmas Puddings, Shropshire Gins & Beers, Local Chocolates, Festive Fare, Handcrafted Gifts and Artisan Food & Drink. We will be decorating the market with festive effects, pine branches, straw, hay bales, lanterns & Victoriana and there will even be a 'Human Christmas Tree' joining in the fun.
There will be workshops for Christmas Cooking and Children's Circus Masterclasses and stalls and food stands will bring you down into the town centre via Crown Street into New Street and into the Market Square around the Christmas Tree. Market Approach (formerly known as The Shambles) will be our Street Food Dining Zone and this area takes 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....
Trade Stands available:
TRADING HOURS - PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLOADING FOR SET UP IS BETWEEN 7AM AND 8.30AM AND THEN ROAD CLOSURE ORDERS TAKE EFFECT
CLOSING DOWN WILL BE FROM 6PM ONWARDS WHEN THE EVENT CLOSES AND ACCESS FOR TRADES TO BREADOWN IS ALLOWED.
GENERAL TRADE STANDS £50.00 Approximately 6ft frontage and 5ft depth with customised banners to your business and lighting supplied
WELLINGTON FARMERS MARKET STANDS £35.00 To qualify for this stand you will need to be a regular Farmers Market Trader
CATERING PITCHES £100.00 for catering spaces, stand alone street food vans and units
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.....
BOOK YOUR OWN STALL NOW.....