Victorian fayre postponed until 2021

Worcester City Council has announced that this year’s Victorian Christmas Fayre, due to take place in December, has been postponed until 2021.

The event, scheduled to take place from Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 December, normally attracts an estimated 150,000 visitors to the city over the four-day period and contributes an additional £7.3 m to the Worcester economy.

A range of festive attractions across the four December weekends will be arranged instead.

“This is not a decision that we’ve taken lightly; we don’t take any pleasure in announcing the cancellation of this popular event,” said Cllr Adrian Gregson, deputy leader of Worcester City Council.

“However with the COVID pandemic still at large, the risks incurred in allowing this winter event to go ahead were simply too high.

“We are developing a smaller scale programme of Christmas events which will help to attract visitors to the city centre across December, without focusing everything on one weekend as is the case with the Victorian Fayre.”