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28 November 2018

Come and enjoy a magical winter wonderland in Salisbury!

Salisbury's popular Christmas market and all-weather ice rink winter wonderland experience open in the city tomorrow (Thursday 29 November).

The Christmas market transforms the Guildhall Square with its authentic German market style chalets and festive events. This year there is even more to enjoy with the addition of an all-weather ice rink where skaters can enjoy the real ice whatever the weather.

Both the market and the ice rink open on Thursday 29 November and run until Sunday 6 January 2019.

This year's Christmas offer has been delivered by Wiltshire Council working with Salisbury City Council, Visit Wiltshire and Salisbury BID.

There are 44 Christmas chalets, in both the Guildhall Square and Queen Street, offering a great selection of artisan goods and tasty street food. This year, for the first time, there is also a festive double decker bus bar.

Cllr Pauline Church, cabinet member for economic development and Salisbury recovery, said: "This Christmas and New Year is especially important for Salisbury, Amesbury and south Wiltshire following the events of this extraordinary year.

"We're working hard to continue to encourage shoppers and visitors back to the city and the south Wiltshire area.

"This year an all-weather ice rink has been added to the popular Christmas market and it's already sparking a lot of interest with more than 3,000 tickets sold so far."

A programme of festive events for all ages is on offer at the rink from a Christmas jumper skating day on 14 December to Skate with Santa sessions from 22 December to Christmas Eve. The rink is also available for private hire and group bookings.

For information and to book online visit Salisbury Christmas Market.

Ice rink themed events

Skate with Santa

  • Saturday 22 December 2018 10am/11am/3pm/4pm 
  • Sunday 23 December 2018 10am/11am/3pm/4pm 
  • Monday 24 December 2018 10am/11am

80's DJ Night over 18's only 

  • Wednesday 19 December 6pm/7pm 

Xmas Party Night over 18's only

  • Wednesday 5 December 6pm/7pm 
  • Wednesday 12 December 6pm/7pm

Wear your Christmas Jumper Day Offer available all day

  • Wear your Christmas jumper to skate and save £1 off a mulled wine or bratwurst, Friday 14 December 

Last updated: 30 November 2018 | Last reviewed: 30 November 2018

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