Bradford is in the market for festive fun

The centre of Bradford will be getting into the festive spirit next week as a Christmas market with dozens of stalls comes to the city.

It will feature more than 40 stalls and takes place between 9am and 5pm, from Thursday, November 29, to Sunday, December 2.

There will be stalls on Darley Street, Bank Street, Kirkgate and Tyrrel Street offering a host of Christmas gift ideas. Visitors can pick up decorations for Christmas trees, toy gifts for children, plus hampers and socks.

There will be craft stalls, as well as hand-made bath bombs, soaps and gifts. In addition there will be food stalls selling pies, pizzas, pancakes, samosas and toasties as well as food to take home such as artisan breads, pickles, jams and sweets.

To add to the festive atmosphere on Saturday, December 1, between noon and 4pm there will be street entertainment in City Park, and people are encouraged to bring children to meet the ‘Elf Inspectorate’, encounter angels on stilts and walking snowballs.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s executive member with responsibility for culture, said: “There will be a great selection of stalls, with something for everyone and a fantastic opportunity to shop for Christmas presents.”

Following the market, an ice sculpture trail will make its home in City Park from Saturday, December 15, until the ice melts, where crystal clear ice sculptures will bring to life the story of a little fox who is looking for Santa.

The sculptures will be produced by Sandinyoureye, the same company behind the Darwin sand sculpture in 2009, and people can see an ice artist reveal the figures from within a block of solid ice from noon until 4pm on Saturday, December 15.

For more information about events across the district log on to visitbradford.com.

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12:26pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

Will these stalls be taking money out of Bradford that would have gone to the shops that left?
Will these stalls be taking money out of Bradford that would have gone to the shops that left? Joedavid
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12:39pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Albion. says...

Joedavid wrote:
Will these stalls be taking money out of Bradford that would have gone to the shops that left?
If it's anything like in the past they will end up going home early due to lack of interest.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Will these stalls be taking money out of Bradford that would have gone to the shops that left?[/p][/quote]If it's anything like in the past they will end up going home early due to lack of interest. Albion.
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1:04pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

Festive fun? I don't call shopping "fun", and in anycase I, like many others, have no money to spend on frivolous items, the majority of my income being stolen by the Gas company.
Festive fun? I don't call shopping "fun", and in anycase I, like many others, have no money to spend on frivolous items, the majority of my income being stolen by the Gas company. Another Landless Peasant
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1:37pm Sat 24 Nov 12

johnhem says...

this annoys the heck out of me. why not develope our existing markets and not bring in outsiders. charity begins at home, and so does loyalty, i will boycott any market stall that is not from bradford area and if you want to buy international foods there are speciality shops around or even lidl etc with foreign foods if you want to try something new, probably at half the price too. everything mentioned in the 3rd and 4th paragraphs can already be bought in bradford so why bring in outsiders?
this annoys the heck out of me. why not develope our existing markets and not bring in outsiders. charity begins at home, and so does loyalty, i will boycott any market stall that is not from bradford area and if you want to buy international foods there are speciality shops around or even lidl etc with foreign foods if you want to try something new, probably at half the price too. everything mentioned in the 3rd and 4th paragraphs can already be bought in bradford so why bring in outsiders? johnhem
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4:27pm Sat 24 Nov 12

JAtkinson says...

What an excellent idea!

When they are done well, the markets bring in many people who spend their money in the city, not exclusively with the new traders, so all businesses benefit.

Well done Council for doing something exciting and interesting in the shopping district of the city. Sure the traders will be as pleased as the punters.
What an excellent idea! When they are done well, the markets bring in many people who spend their money in the city, not exclusively with the new traders, so all businesses benefit. Well done Council for doing something exciting and interesting in the shopping district of the city. Sure the traders will be as pleased as the punters. JAtkinson
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5:05pm Sat 24 Nov 12

sam-tyler says...

JAtkinson wrote:
What an excellent idea!

When they are done well, the markets bring in many people who spend their money in the city, not exclusively with the new traders, so all businesses benefit.

Well done Council for doing something exciting and interesting in the shopping district of the city. Sure the traders will be as pleased as the punters.
Well Done?
They did the same thing last year, and as Albion said....The stall holders packed up & buggered off after a couple of days, 'cos they had no customers..... Take off them pink specs Reno.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: What an excellent idea! When they are done well, the markets bring in many people who spend their money in the city, not exclusively with the new traders, so all businesses benefit. Well done Council for doing something exciting and interesting in the shopping district of the city. Sure the traders will be as pleased as the punters.[/p][/quote]Well Done? They did the same thing last year, and as Albion said....The stall holders packed up & buggered off after a couple of days, 'cos they had no customers..... Take off them pink specs Reno. sam-tyler
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6:58pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

Will the Council close illegal markets such as the Tradex Bazaar prior to this market opening?
Will the Council close illegal markets such as the Tradex Bazaar prior to this market opening? Joedavid
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3:39am Sun 25 Nov 12

TirNaNog says...

Yawn!
Yawn! TirNaNog
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6:52am Sun 25 Nov 12

Sally Way says...

Joedavid wrote:
Will the Council close illegal markets such as the Tradex Bazaar prior to this market opening?
Council have gone quiet on tradex and so have T and A. They were in court last week and have been granted a. Extension to trade. Wink wink nudge nudge. Absolute disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Will the Council close illegal markets such as the Tradex Bazaar prior to this market opening?[/p][/quote]Council have gone quiet on tradex and so have T and A. They were in court last week and have been granted a. Extension to trade. Wink wink nudge nudge. Absolute disgrace. Sally Way
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8:19am Sun 25 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

Sally Way wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
Will the Council close illegal markets such as the Tradex Bazaar prior to this market opening?
Council have gone quiet on tradex and so have T and A. They were in court last week and have been granted a. Extension to trade. Wink wink nudge nudge. Absolute disgrace.
The laws should be applied equal to all as we all supposed to be equal.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Way[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Will the Council close illegal markets such as the Tradex Bazaar prior to this market opening?[/p][/quote]Council have gone quiet on tradex and so have T and A. They were in court last week and have been granted a. Extension to trade. Wink wink nudge nudge. Absolute disgrace.[/p][/quote]The laws should be applied equal to all as we all supposed to be equal. Joedavid
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9:23am Sun 25 Nov 12

Avro says...

Any Payday lenders among them?
Any Payday lenders among them? Avro
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9:28am Sun 25 Nov 12

Avro says...

JAtkinson wrote:
What an excellent idea!

When they are done well, the markets bring in many people who spend their money in the city, not exclusively with the new traders, so all businesses benefit.

Well done Council for doing something exciting and interesting in the shopping district of the city. Sure the traders will be as pleased as the punters.
How is this exciting when the same event last year resulted in Traders adandoning their stay because of a lack of business, and the only interest will be to see if it happens again!

Certainly the market Traders within Kirkgate and Oastler will be complaining!
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: What an excellent idea! When they are done well, the markets bring in many people who spend their money in the city, not exclusively with the new traders, so all businesses benefit. Well done Council for doing something exciting and interesting in the shopping district of the city. Sure the traders will be as pleased as the punters.[/p][/quote]How is this exciting when the same event last year resulted in Traders adandoning their stay because of a lack of business, and the only interest will be to see if it happens again! Certainly the market Traders within Kirkgate and Oastler will be complaining! Avro
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10:02am Sun 25 Nov 12

mad matt says...

The council need to get a grip and close down the illegal traders, that would help the people trading legally and then, maybe the Christmas 'tatt market' might be a success.
The council need to get a grip and close down the illegal traders, that would help the people trading legally and then, maybe the Christmas 'tatt market' might be a success. mad matt
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10:02am Sun 25 Nov 12

bradfordian says...

Last year many of the traders left early because of the bad weather. When I went to the stalls they were really busy. People can choose to shop there or not. I for one shall at least go and see what is on offer rather than criticise the council before I have even seen it this year.
Last year many of the traders left early because of the bad weather. When I went to the stalls they were really busy. People can choose to shop there or not. I for one shall at least go and see what is on offer rather than criticise the council before I have even seen it this year. bradfordian
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10:02am Sun 25 Nov 12

bradfordian says...

Last year many of the traders left early because of the bad weather. When I went to the stalls they were really busy. People can choose to shop there or not. I for one shall at least go and see what is on offer rather than criticise the council before I have even seen it this year.
Last year many of the traders left early because of the bad weather. When I went to the stalls they were really busy. People can choose to shop there or not. I for one shall at least go and see what is on offer rather than criticise the council before I have even seen it this year. bradfordian
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11:45am Sun 25 Nov 12

mad matt says...

I did go down last year. I was one of about 7 customers wandering round, totally unimpressed with what was on offer at well inflated prices. most of the stallholders were just sat in groups, presumably discussing the journey home!
I did go down last year. I was one of about 7 customers wandering round, totally unimpressed with what was on offer at well inflated prices. most of the stallholders were just sat in groups, presumably discussing the journey home! mad matt
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11:52am Sun 25 Nov 12

Albion. says...

mad matt wrote:
I did go down last year. I was one of about 7 customers wandering round, totally unimpressed with what was on offer at well inflated prices. most of the stallholders were just sat in groups, presumably discussing the journey home!
That sounds much the same as when I was there.
[quote][p][bold]mad matt[/bold] wrote: I did go down last year. I was one of about 7 customers wandering round, totally unimpressed with what was on offer at well inflated prices. most of the stallholders were just sat in groups, presumably discussing the journey home![/p][/quote]That sounds much the same as when I was there. Albion.
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11:54am Sun 25 Nov 12

Albion. says...

bradfordian wrote:
Last year many of the traders left early because of the bad weather. When I went to the stalls they were really busy. People can choose to shop there or not. I for one shall at least go and see what is on offer rather than criticise the council before I have even seen it this year.
If they had been making money they would have stayed.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Last year many of the traders left early because of the bad weather. When I went to the stalls they were really busy. People can choose to shop there or not. I for one shall at least go and see what is on offer rather than criticise the council before I have even seen it this year.[/p][/quote]If they had been making money they would have stayed. Albion.
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9:59pm Sun 25 Nov 12

scanipoos says...

shame their wasn't a market when the special lights came to Bradford
. the need to combine events is what will make it work
shame their wasn't a market when the special lights came to Bradford . the need to combine events is what will make it work scanipoos
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