Get into the holiday spirit with the March Christmas Market
Yuletide cheer will descend on March this weekend when the town's ever-popular March Christmas Market returns on Sunday, 4 December, from 10am to 3pm.
More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the event, to soak up the holiday atmosphere and enjoy a whole host of Christmas music, entertainment, shopping, festive food and drink and much more.
The free event, which is delivered by March Events Committee in partnership with Fenland District Council, has grown year on year - with over 150 stalls filling the town centre this year and even more indoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Local traders will be offering an indulgent selection of fresh local food and produce, from artisan cheeses and handcrafted gins to speciality breads and sweet treats, and there'll be gifts galore with a great choice of quality crafts, toys, homewares, decorations and jewellery.
Children's rides will once again return to the Market Place and are free-of-charge all day thanks to local sponsors, and little ones will also have the chance to meet Father Christmas in his grotto thanks to Fenland Farmers.
Local musicians and choirs will be getting everyone into the festive spirit with live performances through the day on the Market Place and in Broad Street, and Twenty20 Productions will be transforming the upstairs of March Town Hall into a winter wonderland for a packed programme of family activities.
This year there will also be Christmas craft stalls at St Peter's Church Hall in the High Street, and March Library, and many of the local town centre businesses will be supporting the event too, so be sure to pay them a visit.
Cllr Jan French, Chairman of the March Events Committee and Deputy Leader of Fenland District Council, said: "The March Christmas Market is such a wonderful, free to enter event for all the family, and really is a highlight of the year for everyone involved and for visitors too. I can't wait to see everyone there and start the countdown to Christmas in style!"
Article date: November 2022