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Tameside Markets celebrations over the festive period

Press Release: 02/11/2018

 

Tameside XmasIn the run up to Christmas, Tameside Council is adding a special festive feel to its markets offering locally-made produce in both the Hyde and Ashton town centres.

These events will include food and gift stalls, walk-around characters, lights and decorations, and fun activities for young people and families, while also highlighting the wealth of options available for people shopping locally. Santa can be found in his grotto in both markets on the Saturdays listed below.

The seasonal market in Ashton uses the pre-existing marketing stalls and the Hyde events will be held at the indoor and outdoor markets.

Here’s what’s happening:

Saturday 24 November

Ashton Market

A town centre-wide celebration featuring festive community stalls, interactive activities and Christmas treasure hunt.

 

Saturday 1 December

Hyde Market

Christmas Artisan Market with 25 craft food and gift traders, free children’s craft and walk-around characters.

Ashton Market

Stalls selling food, drink & gifts, donkey rides for kids, and a brass band and choir playing Christmas songs throughout the day.

 

Saturday 8 December

Hyde

A festive market with stalls selling locally produced food and crafts.

Ashton

Stalls selling food, drink & gifts, donkey rides for kids, and a brass band and choir playing Christmas songs throughout the day.

 

Saturday 15 December

Hyde Market

A festive market including stalls with locally made food and crafts.

Ashton Market

A cake & craft market with walk-around festive characters and a festive craft workshop, open between 10am & 4pm.

 

Saturday 22 December

Hyde Market

An interactive snow globe will be on Hyde Market square, along with a selection of festive stalls selling locally made food and crafts.

Ashton Market

A Victorian choir singing Christmas favourites between 11am & 3pm as well as a selection of festive stalls,

 

Sunday 23 December

Ashton Market

A festive farmer’s market selling a wide range of locally sourced items for Christmas dinner and the festive period; open between 9am & 2pm.

Cllr Allison Gwynne, Tameside Council Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “We’re very excited to announce the Christmas calendar of events at Tameside Markets. There will be lots of locally made produce available from our stall holders that you can’t find online. Beyond the festive season, our venders continue to sell great produce all year round.

“We have a big selection of events at these markets and some fun activities for children, who also get the chance to meet Santa!”

For more information, please contact Tameside Markets by calling 0161 342 3268 or visit www.tameside.gov.uk/markets.

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