The Christmas spirit was getting into full swing in Bracknell town centre today (20 November 2019), as the Christmas market was officially opened by the Mayor of the borough of Bracknell Forest, Pauline McKenzie.
With Christmas less than 6 weeks away, hand crafted wooden chalets have been set up in The Lexicon and shoppers will have until Sunday, 29 December to pick up some unique gifts and enjoy festive food and drink.
The Christmas market includes: handmade wooden gifts; personalised Christmas decorations and woollen gifts. Those looking for a bite to eat can indulge in a Yorkshire pudding wrap, traditional German bratwurst, churros, donuts and lots of sweet treats. There will also be a pop-up bar serving local ales.
Shoppers can also take home chocolate kisses, festive cheese, and specialty wine and gin, all great for Christmas parties, or as tasty presents and stocking fillers.
The Mayor of the borough of Bracknell Forest, Pauline McKenzie, was delighted to officially open the Christmas market, she said:
“As part of my ceremonial duties, it gave me great pleasure to officially open the market. I’m looking forward to visiting the stalls and enjoying all the festive fayre on offer.”
Rob Morris, general manager at The Lexicon said:
“We are delighted to welcome the Christmas Market back to The Lexicon. It proved highly popular with visitors last year and I’m sure this year will be no exception.”
Andrew Hunter, Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration at Bracknell Forest Council said:
"Building on the success of last year, the Christmas market is back, bringing some festive cheer to the town centre."
The 13 chalets will be open:
- Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
- Saturday, 10am to 8pm
- Sunday, 11am to 6pm
The stalls can be found from Bull Square along the High Street towards Boots and Primark until Sunday, 29 December.