Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A festive feast for all the senses at Lancaster’s Historic Charter Market

Photo courtesy Lancaster City Council

Lancaster’s historic Charter Market is bringing an exciting festive outdoor shopping experience to the heart of Lancaster this Christmas.

The Charter Market’s Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th December (9.30am – 4pm) in Market Square, Market Street and Cheapside and will extend along New Street and Church Street.

During the weekend, regular Charter Market traders will be joining forces with additional stall holders, local producers and artisans to provide visitors to Lancaster with a two day festive feast for all the senses.  

In addition to having the choice of browsing around more than 50 stalls there will also be live street theatre and music to enjoy in Market Square and across the city centre as well as other family attractions throughout the weekend.

Expect a few surprises when Hope and Churches Together invite you to enjoy a 'Wonder-filled’ Christmas story with performances of a roaming nativity on both days.

“Following the recent completion of the refurbishment works in Lancaster City Centre, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the city’s historic Charter Market, established in 1193," enthuses Councillor Jon Barry, Cabinet member with responsibility for city council markets.

"Having the opportunity to extend Lancaster's market offer this Christmas with an exciting trail of food, drink, arts and crafts etc. will highlight the importance markets play in providing a real focal point for towns and city centres as well as for local businesses and communities."

Road closures will be in operation on New Street and Church Street from 7am until 6pm to enable the event to take place. The event is being supported by the Business Improvement District (BID).

• For a list of exhibitors visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/chartermarketDon’t forget to make use of the free Sunday parking in all Lancaster City Council pay and display car parks and Market Gate car park. 

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