Traders wanted for popular Christmas market

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Northampton Guildhall

Northampton Market is calling out for local traders and crafts people to join them for their popular Frost Fair on Sunday, 2 December.

The festive market will open between 11am and 4pm and will provide a perfect opportunity for local trades people to showcase unique or seasonal goods in the centre of town during the run up to Christmas.

The event is part of wider market-based festive celebrations that day. These include a creative Christmas workshop at 11am, where children can make fun head dresses to take home or wear during the annual Christmas parade at 1pm. A choir will also add a seasonal soundtrack as they sing popular carols throughout the day.

Mulled wine and cider will be available from a Market Square pop-up bar for people to enjoy as they peruse stalls or listen to the live music.

Cllr Phil Larratt, Deputy Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “Our Frost Fair has always been a well-liked event within Northampton’s Christmas calendar. The unique offering and free festive entertainment is a great way to draw people into the town for shopping and food.

“Last year we attracted more than 50 stalls to the market and we look forward to welcoming more local craftspeople and traders to this year’s fair.”

Local traders and craft peoples who would like to have a stall at this year’s Frost Fair can book a stall online at www.northampton.gov.uk/info/200242/market-square/2330/apply-to-become-a-trader-at-the-frost-fair

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