PLANS have been revealed for this year’s Leominster Victorian Christmas market.

The market, which usually takes place on Corn Square and Broad Street, was set to be cancelled as a result of planned roadworks throughout November and December but after a successful petition it will once again going ahead and be led by a team of local traders.

The plan is for the market to be a multi-location event, as opposed to a traditional street market, with stalls located in the Leominster sports and social club, Grange Court, the Rankin Club and the Lion Ballroom.

Entertainment such as morris dancing will process between the locations, with a Santa’s grotto and children’s games adding to the festive fun. Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas craft tables will also be available.


Simon and Sally Powell of Motif gift shop were instrumental in the petition to save the market and are now heading the event team alongside representatives of each venue. This is a change from last year when the town council was responsible for running the event.

“We want to deliver something that everyone is delighted with,” said Mr Powell.

“We want this to be a full community event. Of course, everybody is invited but we want everybody to be involved too. This should be something that represents the entire Leominster environs community.

“We announced our plans to traders last week and already the social club and Grange Court stalls have sold out.”

The Victorian Christmas market will be held on December 9, with stalls costing £15.

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