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Bar! Sausages! Gluhwein! Telford European Christmas Market opens today

By Discover Telford, 23 November 2017, 8:59AM

The festive season is well and truly here – with the Telford European Christmas Market officially opening today! (THU 23 NOV)

The Southwater market is in its second year and it is even bigger and better than the first year’s market, which was a huge success.

Today’s opening is a week earlier than last year’s opening and it will run until Saturday 23 December.

The Telford European Christmas Market will have all the traditional elements of a Christmas market with wooden chalets decked with garland and lights and festive gifts from around Europe.

Friday December 1 will also see the welcome return of Christmas carols, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire’s Drive programme between 6.15pm and 6.45pm.

The market will also have a little funfair to entertain the young and the young at heart as well as performances from local choirs and acoustic bands to provide entertainment.

Councillor Rae Evans, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Customer Services, Tourism and Partnerships, said: “The market was a huge success last year with thousands of people enjoying the festive atmosphere.

“It is even bigger and better this year and a visit to it really sets you up for the festive season ahead with lots of delicious food and drink on offer and a special wintry atmosphere.

“We have been determined to make Telford a destination of choice for people and hosting our European Christmas market demonstrates that.”

The market will be open 10am-9pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am-7pm Sunday to Wednesday.

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked closely with Retail Alternatives with the support of Telford Shopping Centre to bring the market to the borough.

To keep up to date with the latest news visit the Telford European Christmas Market event page on Facebook.