Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie during a special series of late night markets in the run up to Christmas.
Next month Ely Markets are launching Ely Festive Lates – a chance for families to get into the Yuletide spirit while shopping from local makers, enjoying street food and live music on the Market Square.
Organisers are promising “special festive guests” for the kids and a covered seating area to drink, eat and browse next to the Christmas Tree.
Enjoy street food from Choux Stopper, I am Dumpling and more under the fairy lights while stocking up on perfect gifts from regular Ely Market traders such as Oriolo’s jewellery, Jo Clark Designs cards, prints and mugs and Buster and Lou’s gifts for the pet-lover in your life.
SilverOak coffee will be keeping everyone warm with their home-roasted coffees and luxurious hot chocolates – there’s even been talk of espresso martinis.
Julia Davis, of Ely Markets team, said: “We are really looking forward to the launch of the Ely Markets Festive Lates complementing our regular weekly markets.
“We know that our visitors will find loads of delicious food, unique gifts that support local businesses and a wonderful atmosphere!
“We are very proud of the traders on our Craft and Collectables market on a Saturday and this will be a great chance for more people to discover their products.
“The Ely Festive Lates are part of our special events on Ely Markets showcasing the diverse choice for all tastes we have all year round.”
The first Ely Festive Lates market runs on Thursday, November 17. It will also be running every Thursday evening after that in the run up to Christmas, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.
Visit the Ely Markets Facebook page for more information or see our own Spotted in Ely event for Ely Festive Lates.
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And don’t forget that Ely’s first ever Vegan Market takes place from 9am on October 29.