PICTURE SPECIAL: Christmas Dickensian-style in Stratford - The Stratford Observer

PICTURE SPECIAL: Christmas Dickensian-style in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 11th Dec, 2023   0

CHARLES Dickens would certainly have felt at home at Stratford’s Victorian Christmas market.

The festive extravaganza set up stall across the town centre for four days from December 7 to December 10.

The Victorian Market first came to Stratford in 2017 and has been increasing in size ever since.

Crowds packed into this year’s festive event to experience the spirit of a bygone era – and there wasn’t a bah humbug in sight.




There were some 300 traders in full Victorian dress touting their wares including food, mulled wine and cider.

As well as stalls selling food and drink, there were plenty of Christmas shopping opportunities with jewellery, perfume, clothing and accessories all on sale. A fun fair complete with Victorian carousel was in full swing.


There was live music, choirs, a stage with compere, stilt walkers, chimney sweeps and strollers.

To top things off, youngsters were able to meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.

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