Feeling festive? Coventry set to get its own Christmas Market - The Coventry Observer

14th Aug, 2022

Feeling festive? Coventry set to get its own Christmas Market

Tristan Harris 4th Nov, 2021 Updated: 4th Nov, 2021

THERE will be mistletoe, mulled wine and marshmallows when a Christmas Market comes to Coventry City Centre.

Thanks to the Coventry BID the area in Broadgate will be transformed into a winter wonderland with cabins packed with festive food, drink and gifts from November 25 to Christmas Eve.

Star-themed lights will add to the atmosphere and the the traders will complement those who already reside in Hertford Street.

Some cabins are also being offered to local traders and craft businesses who will be able to showcase their wares to Christmas shoppers heading to Coventry.

The cabins, which proved a hit in the city in 2019, will provide the perfect addition to the Coventry Glides ice rink in the Cathedral ruins.

They will add to a festive feel across the city centre with Coventry BID partnering with Coventry City Council to deliver fantastic lighting across the main streets and areas.

The BID is lighting up key areas including Cathedral Lanes, Upper Precinct, Smithford Way and Market Way, with the council funding a glittery canopy of star-themed lights in Broadgate and lights in other city centre streets.

Trish Willetts, BID Director, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the festive cabins back to Coventry this Christmas.

“It’s no secret that it’s been a difficult time for retailers in the city so we’re throwing everything at this Golden Quarter to bring people to Coventry for their Christmas shopping and festive fun.

“The cabins will not only provide people with lovely festive food and drink but will be showcasing some of our local makers and producers who will be taking up residence in some of them for a week at a time.

“Everything we do is aimed to make Coventry as appealing as possible for shoppers and visitors from across the region so they come in their droves to shop, celebrate and spend in our wonderful businesses.”

Artisan makers and producers wanting one of the few remaining Christmas cabins can email pr@coventrybid.co.uk for more.

Coventry’s Christmas lights switch-on

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The annual Christmas Lights Switch On returns on Wednesday, November 17 with a ‘Under a Sky Full of Stars’ themed family-friendly event hosted and presented by BBC CWR.

The event marks the start of the festive season in Coventry, which will see tens of thousands of people pour into the city for Christmas shopping at its array of retailers, festive fun at bars and restaurants, and extra activities like ice skating and special events.

Click here for all you need to know about this year’s Coventry Christmas lights.


Get your skates on for Coventry Glides!

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Coventry Glides – the ice rink which proved popular last year will be returning to the Cathedral ruins during the festive season.

Offering plenty of fun for all ages, it is the perfect activity to get into the Christmas spirit.

Click here for the full story.

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