Blog: Archive December 2012

Christmas Market brings increased footfall to Chichester

Christmas Market 2012 saw impressive footfall

Christmas Market 2012 saw impressive footfall

The City Centre Partnership is thrilled to report that the marketing for the Christmas Market was a success with over 300,000 people coming into the City.

This equates to 50,000 more people than the same week last year and 90,000 more than the same week in 2010!  We're really pleased to report that the market clearly successfully reversed a declining trend in footfall. Thanks to Woodland Crafts, who managed the market, there was a good variety of different stalls during the week and the live nativity was a huge success, as always. 

The Partnership would like to thank all the businesses that gave electricity tothe market organisers to avoid the use of generators and to Marks and Spencer for hosting the Nativity stall.

We will be reporting full footfall figures for December and January within the next couple of weeks.

Change to Cathedral Carols on 23 December

Amendment to start time of Carol concert

Amendment to start time of Carol concert

Please be aware that there was an error in the timings for the Sunday 23rd December Chichester Cathedral Carol Service, published in the Chichester Christmas Festivities leaflet. 

The service start time is 3.00pm (doors will open at 2.00pm).  This service is unticketed and all are welcome.

See for further details.  

Christmas Shop window competition - winners and runners up announced!

Marlin's Kitchens, overall winner

Marlin's Kitchens, overall winner

We weren't able to make the announcements on 24 November, due to our Christmas Light Switch on event having to be cancelled, but our judges were able to visit the winners directly on Wednesday 28th and we're pleased to announce:

Congratulations go to Marlin's Kitchens in Crane Street, who were the outright winner with their knitted Christmas scene!  So much effort clearly went into this fabulous and quirky window.

Our runners up were Everything But the Girl in The Boardwalk on North Street,with their scene that looked straight out of Narnia, second runner up was Cancer Research in South Street, with a familiar and comical scene. Our three Highly Commended windows were Pushka Fashion who used seasonal flora and live models, Buzby & Blue who always deliver in their shop window and Waterstones on West Street with some titles to whet the appetite for Christmas!

Well done everyone; it was a pleasure to see all your efforts.

For a list of entrants, please visit our earlier blog post