Guess what guys? It's nearly Christmas! I know, I know, it's still November....technically. But we are all full of the joy of Christmas here at Laura's - so we thought we'd dedicate tonight's blog post to our winter events calendar and talking all things Christmas! We're giving you a run down of all the events, food fairs and markets that we're attending this winter season, so grab a pen, and get these marked into your diary! You're not gonna' want to miss this!
Manchester Christmas Markets: 10th November - 21st December
We're back at the wonderful Manchester Christmas Markets this year, and we're very excited to be given two pitches this year! Our beautiful fudge stall that you all know and love will be back opposite the Corn Exchange, and our brand new pick and mix stall is opposite Albert Square. The Christmas Markets are located in 10 different spaces around the city, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere: Albert Square | Brazennose Street | St Ann’s Square | Exchange Street | New Cathedral Street | The Corn Exchange | King Street | Market Street | Exchange Square | Cathedral Gardens. With nearly 350 beautifully decked out stalls and chalets across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all - a definite must this winter!
Meadowhall Christmas Artisan Market: 17th - 19th November & 1st - 3rd December
Looking for some weekend plans? We're delighted to be at the Meadowhall Christmas Artisan Market this year. Starting today, the event showcases the finest food, drink and craft producers from across Yorkshire. Situated on Park Lane in Meadowhall, we are joined by nine other wonderful traders. It's the dreaded Christmas shop made easy!
York Designer Outlet, Winter Wonderland: 18th November - 7th January
By now, you'll know about our beautiful shop at the York Designer Outlet, and this Christmas McArthurGlen is hosting their very own winter wonderland. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is home to the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink – The Ice Factor. With a 30ft high Christmas tree, the rink, fun fair and its surroundings, York will once again be inspired by the magic of Christmas!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park Christmas Market, 9th-10th December & 16th-17th December
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is hosting it's incredible Christmas Market again this year, and we're super excited to be their for both weekends. The market takes place over two weekends, from December 9th-10th and the 16th - 17th, with over 100 different stalls all under one roof. Of course, our shop will also be open - we are situated in the safari village, just before the entrance to the Park. Make a weekend of it this December, with admission to the Christmas Market and the Wildlife Park all included in the price of the event!
So, there we have it! That's our Christmas event list all planned out - and we cannot wait to bring our confectionery to the sweet-teeth of the North! If you are coming to visit us at any of the events, keep us updated and tag us in your posts @laurasconfectionery so we can say hello!
Have a beautifully sweet weekend!