A feast of festive markets to count down to Christmas

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, as Ely gears up for a feast of festive markets throughout December.

This Wednesday (December 6) kicks off a trio of Ely Market Festive Lates, a family friendly shopping night promising sumptuous street food, live music and entertainment as well as a host of gift stalls.

Mulled wine, mince pieces, cocktails and artisan hot chocolate will also be on offer during the three Festive Lates, running from 4pm till 8.30pm on Ely Market Place on December 6, 13 and 20.

As the countdown to Christmas ramps up, the week before the big day will offer a celebration of markets to help shoppers grab some last minute presents and treat themselves to a variety of food.
This includes Christmas Mini-Markets on December 18 to 20, from 10am until 3pm.
If that’s not enough to get you into the festive spirit, there’s the annual Special Christmas Market on December 22, from 8.30am to 3.30pm, offering a selection of festive stalls including crafts, artisan food & drink, street food, vintage and Farmers Market producers with seasonal gifts and entertainment.
Plus there will also be a very special visitor all the way from the North Pole.
These special events are in addition to Ely Markets’ regular weekly Charter Market on Thursdays, Craft, Food and Vintage Market on Saturdays and Sunday Market, which will all be taking place as scheduled with a “festive sparkle”.   
Emma Grima, of East Cambs Trading Company, said: “We are so excited to hold these additional festive markets for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“We hope that they will add to the Christmas spirit in the city and provide a unique option when buying presents for loved ones. The Festive Lates will also allow people to meet with friends and family to enjoy the entertainment on offer.”   
For more information about Ely Markets click on their website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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