Thursday, 22 November 2012

Chester's Victorian Christmas market brings spirit to town.

Chester's Victorian Christmas market brings spirit to town. 
By Claire Henderson
Thursday 22 November 2012 

CHESTER'S Christmas market has something for everyone with a variety of stalls which sell a range of gifts and food. 

From November 22nd to December 24th, Chester will have a Victorian Christmas Market outside the Town Hall and the Library. 

This year the Christmas Market includes several local independent traders and traders from further away, including the Bethlehem Artisans selling olive wood gift products. 

A range of gifts are available at the stalls including clothing, decorations, cards and art as well as food stalls selling nibbles to meals.  

Rochelle Reynolds, 22, a student from Brighton said: “The market really got me into the Christmas spirit, with all the lights and the smell of the food stalls.”  

Miss Reynolds explained that she liked the stalls because they are not selling the usual Christmas gifts you could find on the high-street. “They have a huge range of gifts, from metal sculptures to bath bombs and winter woolly hats,” she said. 

“The sellers in the stalls were also dressed in top hats to follow the Victorian era and the food was wonderful, I had a venison burger and a hot dog cooked on the massive grill, it is all very exciting!” said Miss Reynolds. 

The other events happening throughout November and December are, the Christmas Parade of Light (November 22nd), the Winter Watch Parades (December 6th and 13th) and the Roman torch lit Saturnalia Parade (December 20th).

Stalls at the market.

Christmas Parade which went through town.

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