The festive season is very much upon us and the NSR team are busy with all things Christmassy including a contract with Winchester Cathedral Enterprises to supply two separate PA systems that will cover the Winchester Cathedral Christmas market and Ice-rink.
Inspired by traditional German Christmas markets Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is renowned as one of the best in Europe. It has a wonderful Christmas atmosphere and with over 100 chalets to explore you will find all sorts of lovely gifts and decorations for your loved ones as well as an abundance of delicious food stalls and an enchanting Nativity scene.
The NSR team were also in situ on the eve of the opening of the market on Friday, 16 November when the Mayor, Cllr Frank Pearson, will be opening the ice-rink alongside a choir and drummers from the Crestwood College Steel band who will be performing the opening ceremony on the ice. In addition to the PA systems covering the market and the ice-rink NSR will be providing additional microphones for the choristers and wireless microphones for the speeches, which will all run through the ice-rink’s PA system.
The Christmas Market will open on Saturday 17 November and run right through until Thursday 20 December with the ice-rink staying open until early in the New Year. Open from 10.30am until 6.30pm Sunday through Wednesday, the market will have late night shopping until 8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Although the Christmas market will close just before Christmas winter lovers will still be able enjoy skating on the ice-rink until early in the new year.
You may even find one or two of the NSR team taking to the ice themselves; just to make sure you the PA system is working correctly of course!