HUGE crowds flocked to the city centre for day three of Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre.

Thousands more visited the Fayre today (Saturday, December 2), with High Street, New Street, Friar Street, Pump Street, The Shambles and Cornmarket filled with festive shoppers.

The event kickstarted a four-day celebration, with over 200 stallholders, rides, entertainment and street food options on Thursday, November 30.

One of the vendors at the event today was Matthew Faraday, who has been selling food at the  Victorian Fayre for the last four years.

Faraday Kitchen are selling burritos and loaded nachos at the event, dishes that are sure to warm you up in the cold weather.

He said: "It is my fourth year at the Worcester Victorian Fayre and I am happy to be back. Things have been going well so far.".

Also on High Street was Tomm Hulse, of Bil-Tomm's Biltong, a stall selling traditional South African style biltong (dried and cured meat).

Mr Hulse said: " It is great to be here at the Fayre. I also regularly visit Worcester at the weekend markets as well selling my biltong, so come down to have a look."

Pump Street is also full of vendors selling festive products over the four-day celebration. One of those vendors is Becca Baylie, owner of Becca's Cake House.

She said: "This is my third Victorian Christmas Fayre and it has been really lovely to be back. I am selling a range of brownies and other bakes here today, and I also sell them online at"

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On The Shambles, Frank Lewis, of Frank and Co, was selling delicious Caribbean hot sauces, one of which is not for the feint hearted, called 'Conquerer Hot Sauce'.

Mr Lewis said: "The whole city centre is obviously very busy today, especially the High Street.The Shambles has not been too bad either so I am happy."

As always, Cornmarket has also been transformed for the festive fairground, with the traditional carousel, the big wheel and other rides returning - as well a host of more food vendors.

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre runs from Thursday, November 30 to Sunday, December 3.