Christmas Crafts

There’s a festive surprise in store for visitors to Bromsgrove High Street this year as the very first Christmas market comes to town – and there’s a chance for crafters and local businesses to get involved.

Bromsgrove District Council, in partnership with Friends of St John’s, are bringing the market to the town’s event space on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November combined with the annual light switch on event.

Local traders and crafters offering festive goods are encouraged to get in touch and take on a stall. Each stall costs just £10 per table per day.

Friends of St John’s Chairman Jo Slade said: "We are very excited about putting on a Christmas Market in the town and are building on the relationship founded over the last few years with the MidWinterFest. We are focussing on locally made crafts and we are putting a call out to anyone in the district who would like a stall to come forward. For just £10 per table local people can sell their crafts for Christmas."

Alongside the craft stalls Friends are also working with local business and entertainers to bring food, drink and music to the streets in the lead up to the Christmas light switch on.

Cllr Caroline Spencer, Chairman of the Council, said: “The atmosphere in the High Street is going to be fantastically festive this year with so much going on. I’ll be flipping the switch on the Christmas lights but I’ll be sure to have a shop around the craft stalls and Christmas market first! If you’re interested in taking on a stall please get in touch.”

For more details go to the Friends of St John's Facebook page or send them an email.

Watch this space for more information about the light switch on and market over the coming weeks.