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Salisbury Christmas Market 2022

Soak up the festive spirit in a beautiful medieval cathedral city, lying at the confluence of three rivers

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Located in Wiltshire, at the confluence of the Avon, Nadder, and Bourne rivers, 9 miles (15 km) south of the iconic Stonehenge, Salisbury is seeing tourists all year round. The city is full of historical treasures, such as the 13th-century cathedral and the original copy of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter) document from 1,215 A.D. A wonderful time to explore this cozy medieval city must be Christmas, when Salisbury hosts a holiday event and numerous themed events alike.

The core element of the holiday season in the cathedral city is Salisbury's Christmas on the Square. The Christmas event, set next to Guildhall Square from mid-November through December, is a great place to take a break and refuel at the food stalls, have fun at the festive pop-up bar, and enjoy the grotto. Other events include the Christmas Lights Switch On, the Salisbury ice rink, and the Lantern Procession. More information on the program is available on the destination's official website, mentioned in the External Resources below.

In addition to Salisbury Christmas event, you can roam the city's neat streets and take in dazzling holiday lights. If you're into Christmas shopping, head to High Street, Fisherton Street, and Winchester Street, where you can find over 180 independent shops. Also, delight in a special seasonal menu by local pubs, restaurants, and cafes. And lastly, remember to arrange your stay in advance—see the accommodations map below.

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