November 26th 5.00pm
We were greeted by his Right Worshipful the Mayor of Worcester at the Guildhall and after some carol singing, processed with dignitaries and members of the clergy and other organisations to the fairground carousel for the opening ceremony.
Worcester Christmas Fayre is the leading themed street market in the West Midlands. Hundreds of stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas. There is a wonderful range of merchandise on offer in the city on the market stalls and in the city’s exceptional range of shops, both unique independently owned boutiques and all the high street names you would expect to find in a thriving county town.
All the fun of the fair as you step aboard the Victorian carousel and are whirled around to the strains of barrel organ music. You can take the weight off your feet in one of the city’s many cafes, pubs or restaurants and enjoy traditional Christmas cheer with a cup of mulled wine or enjoy the flavours of some the local produce on offer on my of the menus and stalls.
Carols on the steps of Worcester Guildhall
The Mayor of Worcester is joined by the Chairman of Worcestershire County Council and The Bishop of Worcester
as well as representatives from Worcester twin towns in France and Germany and Michael Clarke, chairman of visit Worcester, who are the organisers of this years event.
We all love the gallopers L-R Michael Clarke, John Cairns and Paul Thomas
look very carefully at the central mirror 🙂
Yes, we all love the gallopers and Paul Thomas has another go!
Mayor’s and Chair’s from Evesham, Pershore, Upton Upon Severn and Worcester Rotary Club
After an excellent hot supper at the Guildhall, it was time to hit the stalls
and there were hundreds of them, spread all over the city centre, serving some of the 100,000 people attending over the 3 day fayre.
It’s not just stalls
street entertainers mingle with the crowds
others play Christmas music
hey Ollie, you’re up late!
Having bought, wine, cheese and pate, from the French twin town stand, among other things and said our goodbyes to Cllr Andy Roberts, The Right Worshipful Mayor of Worcester and his consort, we made our way home. An excellent evening.