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Salisbury City Council have organised a selection of markets this festive season in the City.

The popular Charter Market will continue in the Market Place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with additional markets every Sunday from 30 November in the run up to Christmas, and every day from Saturday 20 December up to and including Christmas Eve.


Statement: Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Following an incident at Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch On held on Thursday 20 November 2014, Salisbury City Council wish to make the following statement:

Salisbury City Council are today beginning to conduct a full investigation into an incident that occurred at the Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch on Event on Thursday 20 November 2014. During the firework element of the event, at approximately 7.05pm, it would appear that a firework malfunctioned. This resulted in debris falling to the ground mainly in Queen Street and New Canal.  St. John’s Ambulance, who were present throughout the event, saw eight people and treated 5 for minor injuries. One person was later taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

The Council apologises for any distress this incident has caused and are currently carrying out a full and thorough investigation with all those involved.

Following on from the success of this year’s Vintage Markets in the Guildhall Square, Salisbury City Council have organised a Very Vintage Christmas at The Guildhall on Sunday 7 December from 10am until 4pm.


With just a week to go until Salisbury’s Christmas Lights Switch On, Salisbury City Council are pleased to announce the timings and line up for the event on Thursday 20 November 2014 in the Market Place, Salisbury.

The event begins at 6pm with a performance by Young Brando – a local band who have recently returned from supporting McBusted on a 7 week UK tour. They will be followed by local vocalist Jenni Monday with some festive numbers to get you all singing along.


Salisbury City Council is delighted to announce that the Salisbury Christmas Lights this year will be switched on by EastEnders Star, Steve McFadden who plays Phil Mitchell in the popular BBC One Soap on the evening of Thursday 20 November 2014 in the Market Place, Salisbury.


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