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Little Bird Artisan Markets preparing for busy Month of Christmas Events

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Little Bird Made staff and traders are gearing up for their busiest month of the year. They will be delivering 10 markets over the next 3 weekends across the North Yorkshire area.

Little Bird Made, Director Jackie Crozier said, “We are looking forward to the month ahead and can’t wait to bring our Festive Markets to the variety of venues across the area. This weekend will see over 100 traders setting up each day at our markets in Harrogate and Boroughbridge/Ripon. We are encouraging everyone to come along and visit us, the markets are all outdoors and will be a great day out for the whole family. This is one of our busiest times of the year, I’m sure by the time we get to Christmas, both staff and traders will be needing some well-earned time off to relax and recuperate, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

There will be lots of festive cheer and opportunities to purchase unique Christmas gifts and stock up on locally produced food and drink for the holiday period. The markets really will have everything you could need for Christmas from decorations for your home or tree, gifts for all ages and tastes from candles, skin & body care, art, crafts clothing through to lots of delicious sweet treats and Jewellery. Stalls will be decorated with lots of lights and traders with their Christmas hats and jumpers, food vendors will also have festive-themed food and drinks to keep you fed and warm while you browse the stalls.

There will also be entertainment throughout the weekend from Little Bird regular Maggie Wakeling. She will be joined in Harrogate with Singing Mums choir, they are a fun, friendly pop choir that allows ladies to socialise, harmonise and unwind, and uses fantastic songs in a way that is accessible to all. Also on Sunday, Ripon Charity Pantomime Group will be attending, dressed in costumes from their upcoming panto Rapunzel, a great chance for the kids to come along and meet the characters.

Little Bird is delighted to work with a variety of partners and local Councils, over the coming weeks to deliver these events. This weekend they will be working with Harrogate Borough Council for the markets in Valley Gardens on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday they will also be working with Langthorpe Farm Shop in Boroughbridge, the farm shop will also be open throughout the day for food and drinks. On Sunday Little Bird will be working in partnership with Ripon City Council as part of their community events and there will also be children’s rides to keep them entertained.

Come along and visit a Little Bird Artisan Market at one of their events throughout December at a venue near you. They will be setting up at the following locations:

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of December

10am – 3pm Valley Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2SZ

Saturday 4th December

10am – 3pm, Langthorpe Farm Shop, Leeming Lane, Boroughbridge YO15 9DE

Sunday 5th December

10am – 3pm, Market Place, Ripon HG4 1BW

Saturday 11th December

9am – 2pm, Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AA

Sunday 12th December

10am – 3pm, Market Place, Ripon HG4 1BW

Sunday 12th December

9am – 3pm, Dickensian Christmas Market and craft Fair, Market Place, Wetherby LS22 6NE

Saturday 18th December

10am – 3pm, St Wilfrid’s Church, Duchy Road, Harrogate HG1 2EY

Sunday 19th December

9am – 3pm, Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AL

All our markets are outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. We also encourage everyone to attend safely, to protect both traders and members of the public. Little Bird will be following all guidelines from the Government and we would encourage people to wear masks, unless exempt.

For further information on any of the events or to sign up to the mailing list for updates on 2022 market dates and locations visit www.littlebirdmade.com or email info@littlebirdmade.co.uk Alternately follow @LittleBirdMade of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.