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Wells Christmas Market - 20th to 23rd December 2017

Mendip District Council with the support of Wells City Council, Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace are holding a Christmas Market in Wells.

The market will be situated in The Market Place in the centre of Wells, BA5 2RF, the market will operate from 9am to 4pm on 20th - 23rd December 2017.  

Each day there will be a variety of different traders, including Mendips very own Father Christmas welcomes you all to Wells Christmas market, all children will receive a piece of fruit or a sweet treat!  There will be over 100 stalls run by local traders offering a range of gifts and produce, including jewellery, hats, gloves, Polish sheep skin rugs and merchandise, Moroccan gifts, glass wear, flowers, shrubs, handmade wooden boxes, soaps, leather bags, gothic wear, handmade silver jewellery, children's books and pet gifts.

A range of food and drink will also be on offer, including mulled cider and wine, cheese rounds, meat charcuterie, organic beef, spicy sausages, variety of breads, olives, coffee, cakes, fancy marshmallows, scotch eggs, Christmas puddings, smoked pork, festive pies and pasties, orchard apples as well as Indian and Thai food. 

We would like to invite you to be part of the market!

If you have an interest in being part of this year's Christmas market - we have a limited number of commercial and food stalls available. 

To book a stall please either:

apply for this service by using the online booking form at the bottom of this page
or email markets@mendip.gov.uk
or telephone 0300 303 8588 and ask for the Senior Markets Officer

For more information about being a market trader:  

pdf icon Download the market traders information pack. [376kb] 
word icon Download the word version market traders application form [3Mb]

Are you part of an organisation School, Club or society and feel you have something to offer please contact us! Christmas market chalet
Example Christmas market chalet

markets@mendip.gov.uk 

New this year 9 chalets! Sponsorship packages available. 

Please email markets@mendip.gov.uk 

With music, entertainment and quality stalls, we are sure this will be a magical market and look forward to seeing you there!

 

Find us:

Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RF

Car Parks - Sat Nav

Free parking in all car parks across the district from Wednesday 20 December until Christmas Day, subject to each individual car park time limits.

For more information and location please visit the Union Street Car Park page
For more information and location please visit the  South Street Car Park page
For more information and location please visit the Tucker Street Car Park page
For more information and location please visit the Princes Road Car Park
Waitrose in Wells have long stay bays onsite which are chargeable, for location information please visit the Waitrose Wells branch information web page

By Train

Train routes can vary depending where you are travelling from and can change throughout the year, we recommended you to book your ticket in advance to plan your journey times with the bus routes below:

Bristol - From Bristol Temple Meads railway station catch the First Group bus service to Wells No. 376.  The bus stops outside the train station. There are no changes of bus along the route and the journey is approx. 1 hour.

Link to First Group bus information, bus travel from outside of Bristol Temple Meads station

Bath - From Bath Spa railway station catch the First Group bus service to Wells No. 173.  The Bath bus station is located next to the railway station. There are no changes of bus along the route and the journey is approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Link to First Group bus information, bus travel from outside of Bath Spa station

Castle Cary -Castle Cary train station is the nearest train station with direct services to and from London Paddington and the West Country. This is located approximately 13 miles from Wells with a journey time of just over 25 minutes. Taxis are available at Castle Cary train station.

By Bus 

Bristol - First Group bus service to Wells No. 376. There are no changes of bus along the route and the journey is approx. 1 hour.

Link to First Group bus information, travelling from Bristol to Wells

Bath- First Group bus service to Wells No. 173. There are no changes of bus along the route and the journey is approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Link to First Group bus information, travelling from Bath to Wells

Train and bus schedules may change throughout the year so please check their websites for any changes that may have been made recently.

Photos provided by Wells City Council.