Colchester Christmas Market taking shape for December

Posted: 15/11/2016 17:42:43

Colchester Castle will capture the festive spirit when a Christmas Market takes place outside the castle walls this December.

The Market will be open on the grounds immediately surrounding the historic castle from Friday 9th December to Sunday 11th December 2016.

The Christmas Market will see independent traders bringing a host of delicious treats from around the world and unique gifts for family and friends, perfect for some Christmas shopping ideas.

Amongst the delicacies on offer will be churros, pastries from continental Europe, a host of chocolates, nougat, dipped marshmallows and crepes as well as some hot food to warm the stomach including vegan and gluten free options. Wash it down with a glass of delicious mulled wine, cup fresh coffee or pint of beer!

There will also be gift stalls selling everything from hand decorated glassware to jewellery, winter clothes and more.

Stalls will be positioned on the grass areas bordering the walkways around the castle walls leaving the hard standing pathways for visitors to make their tour around the market. Funfair and street entertainments, stage, bar, and seating area will add to the proceedings as well as festive lighting throughout.

The Colchester Christmas Market is run by Colchester Borough Council in partnership with Colchester Events Company and events specialist Market Square Group.

It will run from 11am to 8pm on Friday; 9am to 7pm on Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Entry to the market is free.

For further information visit or register your interest on the event's Facebook page -

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