Traders invited to book their stalls for the festive shopping rush
Makers, crafters, and independent retailers are being invited to book a stall on Chesterfield Market in the build up to Christmas.
Market stalls are available on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays between 22nd November and 24th December. Casual traders and local creatives are being invited to sign up now to reserve their place.
Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “We’ve got lots planned for Christmas in Chesterfield that will help bring more shoppers into the town centre, it’s really important that traders get in early and book their stalls. We’re really trying to spread that shop local message and encourage people to come and support our local businesses and traders.”
There will be lots of activities and events in Chesterfield this Christmas to encourage visitors into the town centre.
The Amazing Magical Santa House and Elf Trail will be making a return after being positively received last year. The Crooked Spire Church will be hosting its Festival of Christmas Trees. There will be a Lantern Parade in the town centre.
There will be regular walkabout entertainment throughout the festive period, including stilt walkers, carol singers and tap-dancing turkeys. A Christmas Lights Switch On event and Market will be held on Sunday 21 November to mark the start of Christmas in Chesterfield.
More details on all these events will be released over the next month.
A market stall is £20 in December but traders can benefit by booking all three market days in a week for £50. Market stalls comprise of either an 8-foot or 12-foot stall, with four boards, enabling trading on either side. Prospective traders can find out more about trading on Chesterfield Market and book a stall by visiting: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/markettrading