Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre, City Centre, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2ES
30 Nov 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
Thu 12pm-9pm / Fri 11am-9pm / Sat 10am-8pm / Sun 11am-5pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This event is FREE
Worcester City Council
Before Queen Victoria‘s reign started in 1837 nobody in Britain had heard of Santa Claus or Christmas Crackers. No Christmas cards were sent and most people did not have holidays from work. The wealth and technologies generated by the industrial revolution of the Victorian era changed the face of Christmas forever.
However, Christmas markets have been part of this festive time for centuries in Germany. They were usually held in front of churches and were looked at as part of a church visit. The oldest recorded market dates to 1310 in Munich, Germany. It was called "Nikolausdult" and was very different from the markets of today. It was an opportunity for farmers to come to town, do some shopping and at the same time, offer their wares.
Many people think that Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) was responsible for shaping how Christmas was celebrated by British Victorian families. He was born in Germany. In Germany, evergreen trees were traditionally brought into the home at Christmas time and decorated (with candles, sweets and fruit). In 1848 the royal family were pictured celebrating Christmas around such a decorated tree, and the fashion for Christmas trees spread very quickly from this point on.
At the same time, sentimental “do-gooders” like Charles Dickens wrote books like “Christmas Carol”, published in 1843, which encouraged rich Victorians to redistribute their wealth by giving money and gifts to the poor. These “radical” middle-class ideals eventually spread to the not-quite-so-poor as well.
Today, the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is the leading themed street market in the West Midlands. Hundreds of stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas.
The atmospheric streets of historic Worcester will be filled with sideshows and more than a hundred stalls with all stallholders expected to dress in traditional dress as 19th-century ladies, gents, urchins and chimney sweeps, as well as a few Victorian themed surprises along the way!
Get into the Christmas spirit and find that perfect Christmas gift, whilst soaking up the mulled wine and Victorian Christmas entertainment…visit this premier Worcester Christmas market:
Worcester Christmas Fayre
N.B. THE WORCESTER VICTORIAN FAYRE Dates for 2017 are Thursday 30th November to Sunday 3rd December 2017 Please enjoy a video visit to last year’s Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre 2016 with our compliments! Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre 2017 –
Whilst you enjoy this Victorian Christmas Fayre, why not visit our stall and look at the superb wall art at Brilliant Wall Art?
Brilliant Wall Art is the Midlands premier wall art and home accessory specialist. Based in Birmingham, Brilliant Wall Art have been providing decorative metal wall art and home accessories since 2006 with our primary goal being customer satisfaction. Our philosophy is simple:
"To provide an extensive range of contemporary and quality decorative metal wall art and home accessories at the lowest possible prices".
Shop early for a Christmas gift for your loved one.
Why not spend a few minutes browsing our website, before visiting our exciting stall? We offer a myriad of products and ideas.
All our metal wall art items are carefully crafted from metal and easy to wall mount. We have Christmas presents for all your family and friends, ranging from metal wall art flowers, trees, fish, sailing yachts, lizards, painted glass, candlesticks, clocks and much more, you will be spoilt for choice!
Brilliant wall Art have many Christmas present ideas.
My favourite is Rudolf. Well, he’s stag really, but I claim poetic licence; very similar to that expressed by Charles Dickens! Rudolf is an unusual metal weave stag ornament highlighted in shades of brown. This handmade and elegant freestanding sculpture is suitable for the home or garden. He has removable antlers, is individually boxed and measures approximately 32cm High x 32cm Wide x 10cm Deep.
If you have any questions about of our unique Christmas gifts, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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