Christmas comes early to Sowerby Bridge

Flashback to 2012

Flashback to 2012

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Families can enjoy a great day out in Sowerby Bridge on Sunday with the return of the Christmas market.

Over 2,500 people visited last year and traders are hoping for another bumper pay day.

Flasback to 2012

Flasback to 2012

More than 60 stalls will be set up around the town’s market car park selling a range of goods including jams, cheeses and crafts.

Street food and mulled wine will be available and Santa will be arriving on a double decker bus sponsored by Stoneywood Motors.

Another attraction for the children will be real reindeer who will be visiting from North Yorkshire.

The market has been organised by traders with the support of the Totally Locally brand and some of the town’s shops will open Sunday to take advantage of the increased footfall.

Andrea Mellor, who runs Deli Belge Delicatessen and will be manning a stall on Sunday, said she was looking forward to a busy day.

“The market attracts people who would not normally visit Sowerby Bridge and they can then see what the town has to offer,” she said.

The event runs from 10 am to 5 pm and the Sowerby Bridge Rock Choir will be singing over lunchtime and Friendly Brass Band is due to perform at 1.30 pm.

And the following week Sowerby Bridge is again expected to be a magnet for visitors.

From December 7 to 14 the artSBridge takes place which will be a week-long celebration of the area’s creative talent.

It includes stained glass inspired Christmas decorations, exhibitions, readings, poetry, and concerts at venues around the town.