THOUSANDS of people will be making their way to Worcester for the popular Victorian Christmas Fayre.

The fayre will open on Thursday at 12pm and is set to run for four days in the city centre.

Market stalls, entertainment and the fairground will fill the streets as the popular event returns after being cancelled last year.

To accomodate the fayre and keep people safe, Worcestershire County Council has put road closures in place as well as reducing a main dual carriageway to a single lane.

A spokesman for the county council said: "The Christmas Fayre is returning to Worcester this weekend, so we wanted to remind everyone that this will cause some road closures.

"City Walls Road (towards St Martins Gate) will be reduced to one lane to accommodate coaches dropping off visitors.

"A number of other roads will also have closures in place whilst the fayre is open to help facilitate the event."

Road closures will be  include:

  • High Street
  • Friar Street
  • Queen Street
  • Pump Street
  • Copenhagen Street
  • St Nicholas Street
  • New Street
  • Broad Street
  • Angel Place
  • The Shambles
  • Corn Market

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