Stratford Victorian Christmas Market cancelled for 2020

Stratford's Victorian Christmas Market

Stratford’s Victorian Christmas Market has been cancelled this year sparking disappointment among shoppers.

The four-day event had been due to take place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th December, but yesterday market organiser LSD Promotions confirmed that it had jointly decided with Stratford’s Town and District Councils that the market should be cancelled.

A statement from LSD Promotions said: “We understand and share the disappointment with the councils, our wonderful traders and the event’s huge crowds of shoppers & supporters. The popularity of this amazing Victorian market is phenomenal and we will all very much look forward to next year’s event with even greater enthusiasm.”

LSD said its regular markets and smaller Christmas events will still take place and further details would be publicised on its social media channels.

A number of people took to LSD’s Facebook page to express their disappointment at the news, but also their understanding over what must have been a difficult decision.

  • imustbeoldiwearacap

    Nothing about whether the MOP is cancelled – the road closures have been posted

  • Big Jim and The Twins

    I’m astounded by this decision which on the surface looks like Stratford District Council have shown some foresight due to the pandemic by cancelling an event that is 3 months away. This begs the question as to why it was considered the that the Mop could go ahead in two weeks time.

  • Centre Parting

    Who is going to be fined for letting it go ahead with the resulting violations of social distancing and gatherings of more than 30 people etc.?
    Council employees who authorise the go ahead and/or Mop organisers?