Published: Monday, 4th November 2019

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Christmas, as Warwick’s much loved Victorian Evening returns to the town on Thursday 28 November from 5pm – 9pm.

People dressed as Victorians at a Victorian marketTouch FM will host a packed programme of entertainment on stage in Market Place where Father Christmas will join the Mayor of Warwick to switch on the lights at 7pm.

Visitors can browse the Victorian Christmas Market with crafts, gift ideas and community stalls. The whole family will be entertained with various fairground rides and amusements whilst enjoying the festive food and drink, and there’s an opportunity to meet real life reindeer at the Lord Leycester Hospital. And, in keeping with tradition, the Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place in St Mary’s Church.

Visitors to the event are encouraged to get into the nineteenth century spirit with the annual competition for the best dressed Victorian, with the winners in both the adult and child categories being announced on stage at 7.30pm.

Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Business, said: “The Victorian Evening is a staple event in Warwick’s calendar which brings hundreds of people in to the town, providing a great atmosphere and helping to promote the local businesses. I would encourage everyone to arrive in plenty of time.”

Warwick District Council’s off-street car parks are FREE from 3pm on Thursday 28 November. Off-street car parks include West Rock, St Nicholas Park and St Mary’s Area 2, 3 and 4. Limited parking is available at Linen Street and a ‘Car Park Full’ sign will be displayed when no more spaces are available. Barrack Street will be available from 5pm to 8pm. Please note that on-street parking will still be charged.

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