BEAUTIFUL fairy lights now line an historic city street just in time for Christmas shopping and festivities.

The team from Three Counties Christmas spent last night (Tuesday) putting up the lights which zigzag across New Street.

Friar Street is also set to benefit from the lighting which has been provided by Worcester BID.

Samantha McCarthy of Worcester BID said: "We are thrilled to see the lights up in New Street.

"This project means so much to the businesses, they have always felt left out when it comes to animating their streets due to structural restraints and fixing points being non existent on these historical buildings.

"It just shows how such a simple idea and small investment can improve the look and feel and really lift the area."


 There were no Christmas lights and bunting along Friar Street and New Street in past years because of a lack of fixing points.

"Friar Street is due to be installed within the next two weeks adding further enhancements to one of the oldest streets in Worcester.

"This is only the beginning. Worcester BID will be looking into further ways to develop and expand on these enhancements to support the look and feel of the place and boost our local economy."

Hannah Webb, from Bottles Wine Bar on New Street, said: “We’re so excited at Bottles at the prospect of festoon lighting all down two of Worcester’s most historic streets.

"As a Worcester girl who has lived and worked largely on New Street and Friar Street it really inspires a sense of nostalgia and I believe will create a gorgeous atmosphere down our already buzzing little streets."