Salisbury Business Improvement District

Christmas in Salisbury 2022

Christmas is fast approaching, and we have a lot of exciting opportunities, events and goings on to share with our levy payers this festive season. 

From Cinderella to carol singers, reindeer and festive cheer, there’s plenty to be excited about in Salisbury this Christmas. Salisbury City Council, Salisbury Cathedral and Wiltshire Creative have come together to make sure this festive period is full of magic and merriment for all ages. For all information about what is going on in Salisbury this Christmas please see the dedicated Christmas hub page on the Experience Salisbury website. 

Christmas windows

BID levy payers are being given the chance to have a festive window created by one of the designers seen in the last series of BBC’s Interior Design Masters.

In March this year, one of the episodes of the popular TV programme featured city centre shops Casa Fina, Brides By Victoria and Just Jane’s. Now, Fran Lee, Amy Davies and Dean Powell, who were all designers within the Salisbury episode, will be back to give businesses another makeover, this time with a festive theme.

The competition, run by Salisbury BID, was open to all businesses in the city centre. Fran, Amy and Dean will then pick the three winners, use the brief as a basis for their final designs and return to Salisbury on 17th and 18th November 2022 to build their surprise Christmas creations!

Fran Lee has kindly put together a window dressing tips guide which can be accessed here.

Q&A Session with the designers from BBC's Interior Design Masters

Salisbury BID levy payers are invited to join designers from BBC's Interior Design Masters for an informal FREE Q&A session at Salisbury Playhouse.
📆 Friday November 18
⏰ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
📍 Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, SP2 7RA
To book your e-tickets click here

Salisbury's Christmas trail

Together with Salisbury City Council, Salisbury BID have put funding towards a Christmas Trail running throughout December.

From 18th November until 2nd January the city’s medieval streets will be festooned with magical decorations and Christmas characters which you can explore on the Salisbury Christmas Trail.

For more information click here.

We are making it snow in Salisbury this Christmas! Salisbury BID are bringing the festive weather to the city centre.

From Thursday 1st December you can join our portable snow machine in flurries of excitement throughout the city!

Business Events

Funded with city partners, we have created a leaflet that will be delivered to over 96,000 homes about all the different events going on in Salisbury this Christmas. Many of our levy payers submitted events that will be promoted for free in this leaflet. 

Events will also be advertised on the Experience Salisbury website which will have its very own dedicated Christmas hub page. There is no cost involved with advertising your event on the Experience Salisbury Christmas hub page this is a completely free advertising opportunity for our levy payers.

Gift buying guide

We are looking to put together a Christmas Gift Guide. We are reaching out to our businesses to find out what's on offer in Salisbury this Christmas.

We would like to send out a guide to both the public and other BID levy-payers showing all venues you could buy your Christmas gifts from. This can be anything from the products you sell to services you provide and gift cards or vouchers. This is aimed at the public for all gifts and at other businesses for personal and staff gifts.

We have been contacting businesses regarding this however if you haven’t already expressed an interest, please email

Christmas party venues

To help book Christmas parties and events this year. We are reaching out to our businesses to find out what's on offer in Salisbury this Christmas.

We would like to collate all the information there is around booking Christmas parties, meals, or small gatherings at all venues across the city centre to then circulate and help book more local events this Christmas!

If you are planning on doing anything special or indeed just accepting larger Christmas bookings over the festive period, please email

Fran Lee's Christmas window tip guide

Plan, design and execute your perfect window display this Christmas!