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Christmas in Cirencester celebrations are always kick started with the annual Cirencester Sparkles Advent Festival & Market which will take place this year on Saturday 1 December.

The Cirencester Advent Market takes place alongside the monthly Cirencester Arts and Crafts Market. The markets will be held in and around the Market Place. Cirencester Christmas Markets are always very popular and ensure a high quality, eclectic mix of homewares, produce, craft and clothing. It’s the perfect place to find something special for someone special this Christmas.

Established in 1998, The Advent Festival and celebrity light switch on has a long well-known history, attracting international media attention and visitors from around the world.

A local celebrity is asked to switch on the lights; previous celebrities have included Ben Miller, Elizabeth Hurley, Melinda Messenger and Laurence Llewelyn Bowen. It’s a great fun filled event and a highlight in Cirencester’s annual event calendar.

There will be live music and entertainment; a special Advent Gift Market, Arts & Crafts Market, local food, drink and fair rides make Christmas shopping in Cirencester a great fun.

It all reaches a climax at 7pm when the local celebrity flicks the switch and on come our Christmas lights!