Christmas market returning after all

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The council has announced that a Southampton Christmas market will return to the city after all, opening from November 17.

On October 13 the council said that operator WELA Märkte had indicated its intention not to deliver the Southampton Christmas market.

But in a surprise announcement on Tuesday (Nov 8) the council has said it’s now working with new partner S&D Leisure, which runs Christmas markets elsewhere.

“It means that small businesses that were hoping to trade can still do so, and we can still offer an exciting mix of entertainment, food, drink and shopping for visitors and local residents alike,” said Southampton City Council leader Cllr Satvir Kaur (Lab).

“This alongside the official Christmas light switch-on outside the Marlands; the ice-rink at West Quay; visiting Santa in Tudor House and the Bavarian Wünderland in Guildhall Square; there is plenty to delight all ages and backgrounds from near and far this Christmas in Southampton.”

Photo of previous Christmas market

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