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Bradford Christmas Market returns on 7-13 December

Bradford Christmas Market, which has something for everyone, will be returning to the city centre Monday to Sunday December 7 to 13.

There will be a wide variety of stalls with festive gifts and treats aplenty at this Bradford council-run market. This year the market will take over the pedestrian area of Bank Street and Tyrell Street between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Bradford shoppers will be able to pick up gifts such as jewellery, children’s clothes, hats, Italian-made leather gloves and handbags, handmade wooden gifts, soaps, bath bombs and wax melts, stained glass and Thai crafts, art work, hair accessories, shawls and scarves.

For the foodie in your life there will be pickles, chutneys and dried fruit snacks, Italian handmade chocolate, traditional cakes, infused oils, balsamic vinegars, spice mixes and chillies as well as whole host of other Christmas goodies.

To keep you warm there will be mulled wineand hot chocolate with baileys, as well as teas and coffees. There will also be a host of hot street food on offer including, hot pie and peas, fresh doughnuts, grilled and smoked meats, and Hungarian flatbreads and chimney cakes.

To keep the children entertained there will be donkey rides (10-12 December) andtocreate a festive air there will be live Christmas music from the Bradford Rock Choir on the Saturday.

Diana Greenwood, Market Promotions and Marketing Officer, said: “As usual there will be a feast of festive flavours on offer at the Bradford Christmas Market with plenty of opportunities to pick up a special Christmas gift. There will also be some great food, drink and a fabulous seasonal atmosphere to get you in the mood for Christmas. There really is something for everyone.”

In the weeks running up to Christmas the Bradford Council-run Kirkgate Market and the Oastler Shopping Centre will have a programme of entrainment including face painters, barrel organ, choir and brass band playing Christmas Music.

Oastler Shopping Centre
Phil Fluke barrel organ on December 12, 13, 19, 20 and 24 between 10.30am and 5.30pm
Pennine Chimes choir on December 19 between 11am and 3pm
Face painting on December 12 and 19 between 10.30am and 3pm
Gawthorpe Junior Brass Band on December 12 from between 11am and 2pm
Salvation Army Brass Band on December 19 between 11am and 3pm

Kirkgate Market
Phil Fluke barrel organ on December 12, 13, 19, 20, 24 between 10.30am and 3.30pm
Pennine Chimes choir on December 12 between 11am and 3pm
Book Start Bear Story Time sessions December 3 from 12.30pm to 2pm
The Wur – Local artist Jean McEwan will be holding interactive creative workshops from 19 Nov to 19 December

There is also free parking from 4.30pm in Bradford Council–run car parks in the city centre on Thursdays 10, 17 and 24 December in the run up to Christmas and all day on Sundays as usual.

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