Everything You Need to Know About Cheltenham Christmas Market
Christmas markets will again line the promenade, snuggled in the heart of Cheltenham, for their 15th year with German wooden chalets starting this November.
A Cheltonian Winter Wonderland
Cheltenham is teaming up again with Groupe Geraud to bring the town and its many visitors a Christmas delight. With over 40 stalls, there will be plenty of festive treats and foodie delights to get you in the Christmas spirit.
The warm, welcoming smell of roasted chestnuts and sizzling bratwurst will greet you as you turn just off the town’s High Street. Take a break and soak up the atmosphere with a variety of international produce, from minced pies and crepes to sweet treats. Make sure to keep hydrated with a seasonal mulled wine, hot cider or delightful hot chocolate as you browse the many wares on offer. If it’s shopping that takes your fancy, there are gifts galore, including jewellery, home accessories, clothing, handmade treasures, decorative items and more. There’s something magical about Cheltenham at this time of year, and the popularity of the Christmas markets shows how much this event is loved by those that visit.
The largest provider of markets in Europe, Groupe Geraud, have had great success with their events, and 2017 has seen them collaborate with Cheltenham BID and Cheltenham Borough Council to ensure a fantastic festive feeling is brought to life in the town. This is an event not to be missed for residents and visitors alike, with something on offer for everyone.
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The official Christmas lights switch-on, taking place on November 25th, will see The Promenade, as well as Montpellier, the Regent Arcade and the High Street, delightfully decked with everything from lights and a giant reindeer to a 10ft tall stack of presents. The markets are the perfect place meet up with friends and family, catch up over a German beer or pick up some unique gifts.
Admission is free, and the market will run from November 23rd until December 16th, opening at 10am every day until late so you can enjoy the evening hours as the Christmas lights sparkle in the dusk.