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Following last year’s festivities that saw more than 30,000 skaters and 250,000 shoppers flocking to the area, Gloucester Quays will be setting up for another Christmas extravaganza this winter.
Encompassing the Victorian Christmas Market from Thursday 16 to Sunday 26 November 2017; and Enchanted Christmas Market from Monday 27 November to Sunday 24 December 2017, Gloucester Quays’ seasonal showcase promises fun for the whole family with live entertainment, traditional chalets, delicious food and drink, and much more.
What’s more, last year’s hugely popular open-air ice rink will make its anticipated return from Thursday 16 November to Tuesday 2 January 2018, offering the chance to soak up the atmosphere while skating to your heart’s content.
SoGlos has rounded up its highlights below, with full information available by visiting gloucesterquayschristmas.co.uk directly.
Form Thursday 16 to Sunday 26 November 2017, Gloucester Quays will be alive with all the hustle and bustle of a Dickensian festive feast, when the Victorian Christmas Market returns with buckets of traditional festive cheer.
Visitors will be transported into years of Christmas-gone-by thanks to a cast of jolly Victorian actors who will bring the market to life, with policemen, elegant ladies, posh gents, cheeky pick pockets and street urchins all waiting to meet shoppers and mingle with the crowds.
Sprinkling festive cheer over visitors between Monday 27 November and Sunday 24 December 2017, the Enchanted Christmas Market features decorated stalls, a traditional Ferris Wheel, a real ale tavern, roast chestnut carts, and live entertainment.
Enjoy street entertainers, music from brass brands and live choirs, and plenty of family activities to ensure that all ages are kept happy during their visit.
The Christmas markets are perfect for ticking off your gift list or treating yourself, with a host of traditional chalets to wander around, whilst soaking up the cheerful atmosphere.
Selling everything from high quality food and drink, artwork, and jewellery, to accessories, and unique festive presents, the markets are ideal for finding something that’s not on the high street, with new artisan producers attending each week.
Gloucester Quays will be transformed into a winter wonderland once again, when last year’s massively popular open-air ice rink is set up in the heart of the leisure quarter.
Festive families can lace up their skates and glide to Gloucester between Thursday 16 November and Tuesday 2 January 2018, with last year seeing more than 30,000 skaters taking to the ice for an unforgettable festive experience.
When you’ve worked up an appetite from shopping or skating, visitors can tuck into tasty treats or treat themselves to a tipple or two, with a host of street food vendors and bars set up for the occasion.
Expect everything from locally-brewed beers and ciders, to delicious desserts and hot savoury foods, with the extensive line-up of vendors offering something for all palates.
For more information visit gloucesterquayschristmas.co.uk directly.
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