The Great Grimsby Christmas Market will be held over two days on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November in Grimsby town centre and alongside some unique traders, there’ll be fun and entertainment and special appearances.
However, due to the anticipated poor weather, with a Met Office Yellow warning of gusts up to 60mph currently in force for the Saturday, the decision has been made to relocate the market indoors both as a safety precaution and to encourage as many visitors as possible.
Working together with Freshney Place, the council has been able to move the market traders into one of the centre’s units, just inside the Riverhead entrance, to make sure the festive shopping extravaganza can go ahead.
Councillor Callum Procter, Cabinet member for tourism, said: “Unfortunately, the weather is something you just can’t predict. I’d like to thank Freshney Place for stepping in and helping us put on this Christmas Market for everyone, and I hope people come along to support local traders at this time.”
The Christmas Market will be just the place to get into the festive spirit, pick out a few presents with a browse around the market stalls including gifts, bath products, vegan and eco products, jewellery and other goodies.
There will also be entertainment in the malls of Freshney Place and Top Town Market to enjoy as you shop. There will also be some guest appearances on both days, just perfect for some family fun and selfie opportunities.
Amanda Austin, Freshney Place Centre director, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our support to the Council by hosting the Christmas Market in Freshney Place this year. Sometimes the weather is against us, but by moving the market indoors, the community can still enjoy the fabulous festive experience and the huge amounts of entertainment the Christmas Market brings with it.”
To support the market, both Cartergate car park and Grimsby Town Hall car parks will be free to use over the weekend (27-28 November).