Chrismtas Market - now it’s Wisbech’s turn to shine

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Wisbech hosts its annual Christmas Market tomorrow (Monday) when the town is expecting another massive crowd to turn out this popular, traditionalevent.

Over the past 10 years the event has pulled in many thousands of people from all over Fenland and beyond. Last year’s attracted more than 10,000 visitors and everyone is hoping that will be repeated this time.

The fun starts at 9am, with the official grand opening by Wisbech Mayor Sam Hoy and North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay due to take place at 11am, and continues until 4.30pm.

There will be more than 100 stalls and attractions spread throughout the town centre, including over 20 for the craft fair that is spread across St Peter’s Church Hall and the Castle.

Live reindeer, a big draw last year, will again be on view in Museum Square, sponsored by the Horsefair Shopping Centre, and numerous other entertainers will be strolling the streets all day. Local schoolchildren will be singing carols.

A free park and ride service will be available from Elme Hall Hotel/Morrison’s bus stop from 10am to 4pm.

The Wisbech Christmas Market is one of the Four Seasons events organised by Fenland District Council together with the town council and community groups.

Councillor Pop Jolley, FDC’s Cabinet member responsible for markets and events, said: “Sunday’s Christmas Market in March was brilliant, a terrific boost for the whole town. So now we’re hoping for the same thing in Wisbech, with everyone enjoying a great day out and really getting into the Christmas spirit.”