1 November 2021| | 2 min read
Local emphasis on Christmas Market
Newcastle’s Christmas Market is returning to the city centre to spread some much-needed festive cheer.
The popular market which attracts thousands of visitors to the city was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From December 2, up to 30 market stalls will be set up around Grey’s Monument to create a winter wonderland.
This year Newcastle City Council wants to give local traders the opportunity to bring something special and make it a Christmas to remember.
The more local affair – due to the need for public health measures - will be a chance to showcase Newcastle’s finest produce and it’s hoped will generate increased footfall to benefit all city centre retailers, cafés and restaurants.
Cllr Ged Bell, Cabinet Member for Development, Neighbourhoods and Transport said: “We’re delighted to welcome back our Christmas Market.
“It’s a huge attraction and will provide a much-needed boost to the economy.
“We listened to feedback from 2019’s event and we’re now asking local traders to come forward to help offer a wide variety of goods and produce to shoppers in the run up to Christmas.
“Given the recent surge in COVID cases, all events will have measures in place to protect the public.
“We will also soon be announcing our eagerly awaited festive programme.”
To apply for a market stall, please email NewcastleChristmasMarket@newcastle.gov.uk