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 three days from December 8 to 10 – with day four cancelled due to the snow.
Nevertheless there wasn’t a bah humbug to be heard as crowds packed out the event for the other three days.
The Victorian Market first came to Stratford in 2017 and has been increasing in size ever since.
There were some 300 traders in full Victorian dress this year 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, his reindeer, Frosty the snowman and other characters.