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Wells Christmas market to return for 2017

16 October 2017

Following the overwhelming success of last year's pilot market, Mendip District Council, working in partnership with Wells Town Council, is pleased to announce that a Christmas market will return to Wells this year.

Wells Market Father Christmas

The market will open on Wednesday 20 December and run until Saturday 23 December from 9am to 4pm each day.

Situated in The Market Place at the heart of Wells there will be more than 100 traders offering a range of gifts and produce ideal for that special Christmas present.

A range of food and drink will also be on offer, including mulled cider and wine, cheese rounds, organic beef, spicy sausages, variety of breads, cakes, Christmas puddings, festive pies and pasties, as well as Indian and Thai food.

And if that wasn't enough to get you in the Christmas mood, there will also be music and carols.

There will be free parking in Mendip's car parks in Wells for the duration of the market (time limits will still apply).

Cllr Nigel Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Community Health Services, said: "Last year's Wells Christmas Market was a massive success, so I'm pleased to be able to confirm that the market will be returning again this year.

"Hundreds of people attended last year's market to get that final bit of Christmas shopping done before the big day and pick up that individual gift that you wouldn't necessarily find in big high street shops.

"Once again the market will have a festive feel, with Christmas music and seasonal refreshments available to help get shoppers in the Christmas mood.

"There are still a limited number of commercial and food stalls available, so if you want to be part of this year's Christmas market contact the council on 0300 303 8588 and ask for the Senior Markets Officer or email"

The council is also on the look-out for local organisations, clubs and schools who would like to play a part in the market in some way, for example musical groups or performers. If you would like to be involved, contact

Last modified: 04 June 2018