Don’t forget that this weekend – Saturday and Sunday 13-14th December 2014 – Brownhills will be hosting it’s first ever two-day Christmas market, with lots of other attractions for all the family from young to old.
Brownhills Town Centre Partnership have been working really hard on this, and there will be lots there: a free synthetic ice rink, Santa’s Grotto, birds of prey display (that’s really good – it was fabulous last year), Christmas Trail, donkeys and all sorts of other entertainment, including the Christmas Tree Festival at the Silver Street Church.
Nikki Rolls, the organiser, says she still has room for five more stalls, so if you fancy, do get in touch. Last year’s Christmas Magic day was wonderful. The Walsall night markets were excellent, and I’m really looking forward to this.
I’d like to personally thank Nikki and the team for the hard work they have put into this – it’s been very impressive.
It’s easy to run down our town and say nothing ever happens, but this is a real chance to come together and stage something we can all enjoy.
Walsall Council issued this press release yesterday:
Thousands of visitors are set to brave the elements and enjoy some festive fun this weekend when Brownhills first ever Christmas Market rolls into town.
Between 35 to 40 stalls selling niche, bespoke goods such as jewellery, crafts, hot chocolate, hot dogs and barbecued ribs, waffles, doughnuts and cakes will be staged at the Ravenscourt Precinct off the High Street on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December.
And organisers say that there is still space for around 5 stalls and are looking to hear from traders who can sell bespoke candles, artisan bread, Christmas wreaths and trees.
Councillor Mohammad Nazir, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “We’re looking to stage a brilliant event for the town and with any luck, it could be a regular feature.
‘There’s been a great response from traders in the area and we’re confident this event will prove a hit with visitors this weekend.’
Organiser Nikki Rolls, added: “The Night Market in Walsall Town Centre was very popular and it would be excellent if we could attract similar sized crowds to Brownhills.
‘There’s still time and space for traders to come forward and take part. We’d love to hear from anyone who can sell bespoke goods, so please get in touch.’
A fee of £10 for non-food items and £20 to sell food will be charged to stallholders. Fees are the same for one or both days.
Stall holders who are interested in supporting the event must bring their own facilities including table and chairs, marquee and lighting is desired. You must provide a copy of your public liability insurance is required and the necessary documentation if you are a food trader.
Traders who are interested in running a stall at the event can contact Nikki Rolls on 07904 264920 or email RollsN@walsall.gov.uk
‘Nikki and her team have spent countless hours preparing for the event this weekend, so I hope local people will show their support,’ added Cllr Nazir.
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