Residents will get a blast from the past when the Victorian Christmas Fayre returns to Worcester this weekend.

Promising a grand display of over 200 stalls offering art, crafts, food, and gifts, the fayre will take place from Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3.

The county council will be assisting visitors by providing parking at County Hall, along with staff members, in support of the park & ride service.



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Operated by First Worcester Bus, the service will ensure you can enjoy what the fayre has to offer while keeping the city centre moving.

The park and ride will be operating from County Hall and Crown Gate Bus Station, with prices starting at £2.00 for a single trip, £4.00 for a return and £10 for a group weekender ticket for use of up to any five people of any age.

Councillor Mike Rouse, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "The Victorian Christmas Fayre is always a special time for the city of Worcester and our county as a whole, bringing in a lot of people from further afield.

"For many, the event marks the start of their Christmas celebrations.

"We’re really pleased that First Bus have agreed to run the park and ride scheme with us again this year, giving people options and flexibility on how they travel; it proves popular and is a great way to ensure you can enjoy what the fayre has to offer, whilst keeping the city centre moving."

To accommodate the event, several city roads will be temporarily reduced to one lane or closed, with more information available @WorcsTravel on X, formerly known as Twitter, providing the most up-to-date details.

As one of the leading themed Christmas fayres in the country, this event marks the seasonal celebrations for many in Worcester and beyond.