A POPULAR fair is making a comeback this December as Worcester recovers from the pandemic.

Victorian Christmas Fayre will be running from December 2 as the event is being organised as "one to remember".

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Chair of the Place & Economic Committee said: “The pandemic forced all of us to have a low-key Christmas last year, so I’m delighted to be able to announce the return of festive fun for 2021"

After being cancelled last year, the traditional Victorian Fayre will be back till December 5, with unique traders in place across the city centre, alongside music and street entertainers.

She said: "With both the return of the Victorian Fayre and the city’s first-ever month long festive market, I’m confident Worcester people will be able to celebrate yuletide in proper style this year".

The Victorian Fayre began back in 1992 by traders from picturesque New Street and Friar Street. Now in its 28th year, the Fayre may have grown a lot but it has stayed true to its traditional roots with plenty of Victorian themed characters, festive treats and a wonderful atmosphere. The committee said the Fayre will help bring a welcome boost to local businesses after the impact of Covid.

This year the fair will bring almost 200 stalls across the city centre, selling local arts and crafts, delicious street food and gifts.

This year will be slightly different from past events as there will be a month-long yule market in the city centre for locals to enjoy. The stalls will have 30 wooden chalets in place and will be dressed and lit to add to the festive atmosphere. The committee hope to bring "a touch of Bavaria" to Worcester’s own seasonal traditions. The plan has been approved by Worcester City Council’s Place and Economic Development Committee.