In 2014, some visitors to the Stoke-On-Trent Christmas market – ‘Winterfest’ – complained that the market was poorly organized and wasn’t festive enough. Well, Stoke-On-Trent are back with a vegeance and a determination to make their city have the biggest Christmas market in the country.
The Christmas lights are expected to be turned on in the city on the 19th November 2015 and soon after (November 26th until Christmas Eve) more than thirty wooden chalets will comprise the city’s Christmas market.
The city can also expect to see more Christmas decorations throughout the area and even a Christmas Choir event which will include schools from across the region.
Entertainer Jonny Wilkes is back in Hanley this Christmas to star in Peter Pan at The Regent Theatre.
He said: “It’s great to let your inner child out at Christmas, so a city centre with Santa Claus, decorated trees and stalls will be great. I spend my Christmases in Hanley and The Regent Theatre is my cranberry sauce, so anything that brings people into the city and helps them to celebrate sounds good to me.”
City Councillor Terry Follows, cabinet member for leisure, said: “It may be July, but we are already planning for Christmas to ensure this year’s festivities are bigger and better than ever. We’re lining up a range of festivities in the city centre and will be working with community groups and residents’ associations across the city. We’re urging groups to come forward to tell us their plans, and we’ll be looking to provide match funding to help their celebrations go with a bang.”
One thing is for sure, We can’t wait to see what Stoke-On-Trent have to offer this Christmas! Will you be attending the events? Comment below and let us know.