Christmas Opening Hours and Free Parking 2017

With Christmas fast approaching now is the time for a bit of Christmas shopping, and where better than in Frome’s independent shops. Many shops will be open for extended hours over the festive season. We have a few important dates to highlight:

Shops will be open later for the Christmas Lights Switch On – Friday 1st December, and  for the Frome Independent Christmas Market on Sunday 3rd December.

On Saturday the 2nd of December, Frome Chamber of Commerce and Mendip District Council have arranged free parking in the Cattle Market car park for Small Business Saturday – “get your Christmas Shopping done and support your local shops”. Parking in all MDC car parks will also be free from 20th of December until Christmas Eve, as well as New Years’ Day.

Following this, most local stores will be participating in late Thursday shopping, every week up until Christmas.

You can find the opening hours for some of Frome’s stores below. Alternatively, you can visit our shopping page to find out more about what there is to buy in Frome.

Settlers Stores

  • From Monday 4th December: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
  • From Thursday 7th December: Late night opening every Thursday 10-7pm
  • From Sunday 10th December: Every Sunday 11am – 3pm  (except Christmas Eve)
  • Christmas Lights Switch On: Friday 1st December  10am – 7.30pm

Gent Street

  • Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 7pm
  • Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve: 10am – 4pm
  • Market Day: 10 till late


  • Christmas Lights Switch-On: Friday 1st December 9:30am – 9pm
  • Sunday 3rd December: 11am – 3pm
  • Sunday 10th December: 11am – 3pm
  • Sunday 17th December: 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • Sunday 24th December: 10am – 4pm
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: closed
  • Wednesday 27th December: closed
  • Thursday 28th December: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Friday 29th December: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday 30th December: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday 31st December: closed
  • Monday 1st January: closed

Frome Wholefoods

  • Fri 1st December: 9am – 9pm
  • Sun 3rd December: 10am – 3pm
  • Sun 10th December: 10am – 2pm
  • Sun 17th December: 10am – 2pm
  • Christmas Eve: 9am – 1pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Wednesday 27th December: closed
  • Thursday 28th December: 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 29th December: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 30th December: 9am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day: closed

Fine Fettle

  • Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Christmas Lights Switch On, Friday 1st December: 10am – 7.30pm
  • Every Thursday from the 7th December: 10am – 7pm
  • Every Sunday from 10th December: 11am – 3pm (including Christmas Eve)

Raves from the Grave

From Friday 1st December:

  • Christmas Lights Switch On, Friday 1st December: 9am – 7pm
  • Independent market, Sunday 3rd December: 10am – 3pm
  • Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 2pm


  • Christmas Lights Switch On, Friday 1st December: 9.30am – 7.30pm
  • Independent market, Sunday 3rdDecember: 10am – 3pm
  • Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 2pm
  • Christmas Eve: 10am – 3pm

If you would like your opening hours added to this page, please email