Christmas market brings seasonal cheer for shoppers

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Wisbech on Monday to enjoy the annual Christmas Market. More than 100 stalls lined the streets and Market Place for the event — the biggest in its four-year history. It attracted coach loads of visitors from across the region

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Wisbech on Monday to enjoy the annual Christmas Market.

More than 100 stalls lined the streets and Market Place for the event - the biggest in its four-year history.

It attracted coach loads of visitors from across the region. The town centre was closed to traffic for the day and a park and ride system was in operation.

One of the top attractions at the market, organised by Fenland District Council, was a traditional Victorian carousel.

As well as the wide variety of stalls, which offered something for everyone, including food, clothes, bric-a-brac and hand-made crafts, there were fair rides, carol singers, live bands and people in period costumes mingling with the crowds.

There was even a special visit by Santa.