Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Everything for the Festivities under One Roof

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Everything for the Festivities under One Roof

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CHRISTMAS is coming and the goose is getting fat But where are you going to get that goose from, not to mention the goose fat for your roast potatoes? Where else but the Grainger Market!

THE GRAINGER MARKET has the perfect Christmas atmosphere. It was built at the height of the Victorian era, when Christmas as we know it became a huge event. Now a Grade I-listed building, the market has something for everyone; from stocking-fillers to fair-trade mince pies, turkey to tripe, sprouts to satsumas, the list is endless.

You can get advice about how to make your Christmas lunch really special from our expert greengrocers and butchers. And if you want to make your Christmas ethically sound, pop into mmm where you can buy some unusual spins on traditional fayre.

glug will help with all your unusual drinks and Pumphreys will be producing its famous Christmas coffee blend, which you can buy as beans or have them ground there on the spot in front of you.

There are also traders selling world cheeses, deli meats, puddings and delicious cakes, sweet treats and bread as well as a variety of gifts, jewellery, fashion, cosmetics, perfumes and bags.

There are even Christmas outfits for your pets, personalised T-shirts, mugs and more; and don't forget the batteries for the kids' toys! You might even be lucky to catch one of our local school choirs singing Christmas carols in the events space, bringing more festive cheer while you shop.

If you've got someone whose idea of a fab holiday period is playing on a PlayStation, you could make their day by getting some retro-games from That Retro Game Shop. Or your sci-fi fan will thank you for venturing into Recent Relics and getting them some TV/film memorabilia.

The market has more on offer this year than ever before and as well as a chance to buy traditional or more unusual gifts, you can experience the unique atmosphere of Christmas shopping in a bustling market. …

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