Alternative Christmas gift market returning to Preston

Posted on - 10th October, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Christmas, City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Inside the Etsy market in Preston
Inside the Etsy market in Preston

Christmas markets will be returning to the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston city centre this year from 2-3 December.


Etsy Made Local Markets will be held in Preston for the second year in a row.

The annual community-led market event aims to celebrate all things local.

Etsy is a marketplace for creators & makers to show their creations, and it involves independent crafters coming together locally in Lancashire.

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The alternative festive fair came to Preston last year, and this year is also hoped to be a great success, selling independently made Christmas gifts such as jewellery, prints, chocolates, home accessories, cupcakes and more.

Some of the items you'll be able to discover at the Etsy Christmas Market
Some of the items you’ll be able to discover at the Etsy Christmas Market

Applications to become a stallholder at the Christmas markets went live from Monday 26 June – Friday 14 July, and so you can expect to find lots of creative goods from local sellers.

Along with the craft stalls, there will also be live music, cake decorating demonstrations, Santa in his grotto, a reindeer food station, gift wrapping by the Christmas elf and children’s workshops which are all free to attend.

Admission to the fair at the Harris will be free, giving you the chance to find creative gifts in time for Christmas.

The fair will start on 2 December until 3 December, and will run from 11am – 4pm.

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If you want to get involved you can email Etsy Lancashire.

You can keep up to date with the alternative Christmas markets by following the event on Facebook and on the website.

Did you visit the alternative Christmas markets last year? Will you be a stallholder this year? Let us know in the comments below

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