Chalets one idea to create more ‘Christmassy’ Christmas market

September 02 2017
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THIS year’s Christmas market in Wells could see brightly lit chalets decorated with holly and tinsel lining the Market Place.

Wells City Council and Mendip District Council have been discussing ideas to make the 2017 event, from December 20-23, bigger and better than a similar event held last year.

This year, inspiration is being taken from Bath’s hugely popular Christmas market, where chalets festooned in festive decorations fill the city centre.

The four-day market in Wells could even be extended from the Market Place to the Cathedral Green and through the Bishop’s Eye.

There have also been discussions about setting up an ice rink – though this would need full commercial sponsorship to cover the costs.

A city council spokesperson said: “Wells City Council is working with the Mendip District Council market manager to develop the Wells Christmas Market for 2017. The Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace have been consulted and came up with some exciting new ideas. We are keen to respond to feedback from last year and ensure a more ‘Christmassy’ theme. Any music groups or choirs wanting an opportunity to showcase their talent in the open air should contact the market manager with a listing of their seasonal programme.”

A Mendip District Council spokesman said: “After the success of last year’s Extra Days of Christmas, Mendip District Council are holding a Wells Christmas Market on December 20-23, 2017. This market will be bigger and better than the usual markets with additional festive decorations and music.”