Town prepares for traditional Victorian fair
PORTISHEAD will be turned into a festive wonderland in December for the town's annual Victorian evening.
Dozens of charitable groups and community organisations have already booked their stalls on the High Street for the annual festive fair, which takes place on December 14. Shops along the High Street will also open for the evening.
This year the event will once again return to its roots with a real Victorian theme, with organisers asking shopkeepers and stallholders to dress in period costume.
Visitors to the street fair are also being asked to dress in costume from the era.
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Children's rides will be set up outside The Poacher pub throughout the evening and shopkeepers will be offering seasonal treats to customers.
Santa will also be in his grotto taking present requests from children.
Entertainment will include carol singers, Portishead Concert band, members from the Highly Strung fiddle band and some up and coming young musicians.
The Victorian Evening is organised each year by the Portishead Christmas Lights Committee to raise funds for the town's impressive festive illuminations.
Portishead Victorian Evening spokeswoman, Tracey Fowler, said: "We want not only stallholders and shopkeepers to dress in Victorian costume, but those visiting the event as well.
"The Victorian Evening always attracts crowds of thousands of people and we hope local residents will come along and really get into the Christmas spirit."
The event runs from 6.30-9.30pm and the High Street will be closed between Coombe Road and Roath Road.
Anyone wanting to book a stall for the event can contact Lorraine Schneider on 844956 or email lorraine email@example.com.