Organisers of the 2022 Accrington Christmas Light Switch On, #AmazingAccrington, along with Accrington Market are inviting local producers, charities and community groups to book stalls for the biggest and best Christmas Market that Accrington has ever seen, as part of the Accrington Christmas Light Switch On, taking place on Thursday 24th November.
Stalls are available for just £20 inside Accrington Market Hall, while a special offer has also been launched which can see local businesses sign up for five events for just £50 including Halloween (29th October), Christmas Light Switch On (24th November) and 3rd, 10th and 17th December (Christmas).
Following on from the success of the 2021 Light Switch On, Accrington Market are once again offering free stalls outside the market for charities and community groups.
#AmazingAccrington are urging all applications to be made quickly, with stalls selling fast, on a first come first served basis. Call or email Market Manager Sameena on 01254 233816 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The pop-up stalls will be headlined by Finch Bakery, the extremely successful Great Harwood-based business, who have also recently hosted a pop-up stall in Harvey Nicholls in Liverpool.
Sameena King, Accrington Market Manager, said: “The amount of footfall that came through the door last year was unbelievable.
“It was huge success for the stallholders inside the market, the charities and community groups outside the market, as well as for our usual traders, and we can’t wait to do that all over again in 2022.”
Marlene Howarth, Deputy Leader of Hyndburn Council, said: “Accrington Market is going to be transformed into a magical Christmas Market and we can’t wait to welcome you all to see it and celebrate all the amazing businesses, charities and community groups in Hyndburn.
“With our character trail also taking place across the town, this really is going to be a spectacular family event.”
The Christmas Market will be part of a fantastic evening of events which will include a meet and greet with characters from Jack and the Beanstalk, while there will also be a character trail around the town including The Grinch, Willy Wonka and Jack and the Beanstalk. All courtesy of the Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre and Theatre.
Murray Dawson, Chair of #AmazingAccrington, commented: “We had over 12,000 people in the town at last year’s light switch on and it’s events like these which allow us to showcase the quality of our market hall and #ShopLocal independents to those who don’t often visit the town, which is something we often see.
“If you are thinking of getting a stall, we would recommend contacting Sameena and the market team as soon as possible, as stalls are selling fast for this one.”
The 2022 event is being proudly sponsored by Hyndburn Borough Council, as well as amazing local businesses North Lancs Training Group (NLTG), Sundown Solutions and the Nelson and Colne College Group.
Plans are in place for a spectacular family friendly start to Christmas, including a music stage, live acts, interactive entertainment, a firework display and fairground rides.
Keep an eye on the Amazing Accrington website https://www.amazingaccrington.co.uk/ and social media channels for further updates.