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Warwick's annual Victorian Evening no place for Scrooges

Leamington Editorial 21st Nov, 2022   0

THE FESTIVE season wouldn’t be complete without the hugely popular Victorian Evening in Warwick – and hopefully there won’t be a bah humbug in sight.

The town will be stepping back in time to the Charles Dickens’ era complete with the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Christmas on Thursday (November 24).

The event starts from 12pm in the Market Square and surrounding streets with a Victorian market. Visitors can browse the crafts, gift and community stalls, with traders in traditional costumes.

The era-themed rides start from 3pm just in time for the kids finishing school, with the main event starting at 5pm. The lights will be switched on at 7pm.




Festive food and drink will be on sale. And, in keeping with tradition, the Christmas Tree Festival will be taking place in St Mary’s Church.

A procession of members of the Warwick Court Leet will make its way to Market Square where Warwick Mayor, Coun Parminder Singh Birdi, will turn on the lights along with Commonwealth Games boxing gold medallist Lewis Williams.


Visitors are also encouraged to get into the 19th century spirit with the annual competition for the best dressed Victorian, with the winners in both the adult and child categories being announced on stage at 7.30pm.

Prizes include an Annual Family Pass to Warwick Castle, meal vouchers for The Globe and tickets to a race at Warwick Racecourse for the 2022/2023 racing season.

Warwick District Council’s arts and economy spokesman Coun Liam Bartlett said: “The Victorian Evening is a staple event in Warwick’s calendar which brings thousands of people into the town. It provides a great atmosphere, helps to promote the local businesses, and kicks off the festive season in true Victorian style.”

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