If you are looking for something Christmassy to do this weekend, here is what’s going on in our Weekend Itenary for the 5th and 6th of December 2020:
Saturday 5th December
The Maker’s Market will feature small craft businesses in a carefully curated outdoor market. Seven vendors will be there on Saturday 5th December, under a covered decorated pergola in the courtyard of the iconic Victorian grain mill. The Makers Market will run on six dates across December, artists/businesses appearing on the 5th are:
Julie Barham Talking Pots
Louise Luton Art
Teresa Rogers Artist
Charlotte Rose, self-taught landscape artists
Abstract artist, L.B. Rozas
Sara Withers, jewellery maker
Stars Appeal Trekkers will have a stall of handmade crafts to raise money for their charity trek next year
Sunday 6th December
Sunday Festive Market
Enjoy a unique Christmas shopping experience this December as the Market Place and Guildhall Square host three festive Sunday markets. Local traders will offer an enticing and varied range of goods and produce. Choose from craft and gift items; perfect for a unique Christmas gift or a fabulous addition to your home. There will also be delicious festive food to take away. The Sunday Festive Markets will be Covid secure. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines when visiting.
Salisbury Christmas Tree Trail running across the weekend
Take a stroll around Salisbury to hunt down the 12 large, beautifully decorated Christmas trees. They are situated across the city centre, creating a magical trail for the whole family to enjoy safely. Starting at Salisbury Cathedral and finishing at the Market Place, the trail will guide you through the medieval streets of Salisbury. Click here to find out more, and learn how you could also win a £50 Salisbury Gift Card by taking part.
Salisbury Cathedral re-opened to visitors on 3rd December following a month of lockdown, and there are now a host of Christmas treats to see there which makes it an ideal stop off this weekend.
There is the Cathedral Christmas Trail - thirty flower arrangers, led by Michael Bowyer, the Cathedral’s award-winning Director of Flowers, have prepared a special Christmas trail that explores the Christmas story using seasonal foliage and contemporary as well as traditional arrangements, all linked to festive activities and customs.
Their Christmas Tree is definitely one to look out for. It’s a Norway Spruce grown and felled in Longleat Forest, where trees are managed sustainably. Norway Spruces grow at around a foot a year - this tree is 32ft high, so an estimated 32 years old, with a 10inch diameter trunk. Weighing in at over 250 kilos, it takes 12 people to move it.
The magnificent Renaissance style Nativity is also back in place at the Cathedral for this Christmas. Created by Jacquiline Creswell and Ash Mills it was first exhibited last year. Printed onto enormous voile panels around 10ft wide by over 35ft long the photographic tableaus hang nearly 50ft above the ground, at the heart of the Cathedral. The Nativity is built from a series of individual and group portraits of members of the Cathedral community.
If you are heading to Fisherton Mill for the Makers Market why not also check out Seasonal Treasures, their annual Christmas exhibition which runs until Christmas Eve. The exhibition features some fantastic artwork including beautiful Japanese inspired mini screens and lamps, sculpture, original paintings and illustrations, contemporary brass and crystal mobiles, vintage & iconic etched glassware, unique enamel and silver jewellery, vibrant hand-stitched wall hangings, delicate ceramics and more!