New Christmas Market to Open 20th November

Cheltenham BID has invested heavily in Cheltenham this Christmas, resulting in an even better and bigger offering including the new Cheltenham Christmas Market operated by the UK’s largest specialist market operator, Market Place Europe.

In this first year of the new Christmas Market supported by Cheltenham BID, traders will come together to offer residents and visitors to Cheltenham a very Merry Christmas. Along the Promenade to Imperial Gardens the Christmas Market, which opens on the 20th November, is a great place to pick up some unique treats, gifts and Christmas decorations.

Featuring local and visiting traders there will be a variety of delicious treats and wonderful products on offer: giant bratwurst from the iconic German Schwenkegrill, an exotic selection of ostrich, wild boar and crocodile burgers, and Italian macaroons. Liquorice, fudge and the very best in cheeses and chutneys

Allan Hartwell, Managing Director of Market Place said:

“We are very excited the BID has invited us to bring a wonderful festive market to Cheltenham for the first time this Christmas, forming the focal point for the town during the festive season, and encourage people to come and visit and explore everything else that this wonderful place has to offer.”

The Christmas Market is just one of many magical yuletide destinations in town which visitors can enjoy this year. Opening on the same day as the Christmas Light switch on, it will mark the official beginning of the festive period in the town.

Belinda Hunt from Cheltenham BID said: ‘Successful Christmas Markets attract visitors from across the UK and have become a significant contributor to the local economy of the towns and cities that host them.

We need to acknowledge that COVID-19 is still around, and this year we have worked with Market Place Europe to ensure that the placing of the market stalls provides space for people to still feel comfortable.

We will have the opportunity to build on this year’s Christmas market and are confident the Cheltenham Christmas Market will quickly establish itself as a leading attraction in the town and will add to our wonderful festive calendar.”

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If you are a local business and interested in trading at the Cheltenham Christmas Market, the good news is there are still a limited number of spaces available. To register simply go online at marketplaceeurope.co.uk and click on ‘Traders Area’. Applications will be open until 22 October 2021.

For an atmospheric start to your festive season and a memorable Christmas experience, visit the Cheltenham Christmas Market open daily from the 20th November until 19th December.

 

Opening hours are

Monday – Wednesday 10am – 7pm;

Thursday – Saturday 10am – 9pm

Sunday 12 noon – 6pm

 

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For further information, media tours, images or interviews please contact

Esther Haller-Clarke, E esther@hallerclarke.com T 07830513296

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