Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

In the Market for Something a Little Bit Different?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

In the Market for Something a Little Bit Different?

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VISITING a Christmas market can be the best way to celebrate the festive season, but sometimes there can be drawbacks.

Busy streets, big price tags, and generic goods can all bring down your yuletide vibes.

But it doesn't have to be so. For the canny Christmas shopper, here are five Christmas markets around Greater Manchester which are a little more off the beaten track.

Christmas Food Fair at Fairfield Social Club Newly opened events space Fairfield Social Club will continue providing smashing street food with the GRUB Christmas Food Fair, featuring cracking DJs and top beer throughout the festive period with plenty of Christmas spirit thrown in.

On top of special mulled wine and cider there will also be the German delicacy 'feuerzangenbowle', a flaming super charged version of gluhwein, plus Bud Garden Centre will be in attendance on Saturday December 2 so you'll also be able to purchase a beautiful, real Christmas tree.

Visitors will be able to enjoy street food from the best traders in the North including Mac Daddies, Sam Joseph Chocolatiers, Hip Hop Chip Shop, Yes! Doughnuts, The Gravy Train, What's Your Beef, Yakumama, Wholesome Junkies, Bake-O- Rama and many more. All this alongside the usual amazing locally produced beers served from Fairifeld Social Club's huge craft beer bar.

¦ Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester M12 6HR / / Every Friday and Saturday from Friday, December 1 to Saturday, December 16 / noon to 10pm / free entry Chorlton Green Christmas Market The secluded Chorlton Green will play host to a special Christmassy edition of the Chorlton Green Markets.

Visitors to the south Manchester suburb will find prints, independent and vintage clothing, jewellery, homeware and a range of food and drink, The Horse and Jockey will also be taking donations of unwanted winter coats, which they will donate to homeless people and charities in the local area.

¦ Chorlton Green, Manchester, M21 9HS / CHORLTONGREENMARKET / Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 11am to 5pm / free entry Etsy Made Local Christmas Market The crafts marketplace website Etsy is organising its own Christmas Market in Manchester to showcase the best of local traders. …

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