Residents, its time to jingle all the way down to Cantley Park as the Christmas Market officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony by Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE.
The ceremony took place in the event field at the market’s grand opening on 8 December 2021. The event was also attended by executive member for environment and leisure Cllr Parry Batth.
The Christmas Market is a first of its kind for Cantley Park and is free to attend. The market is open until 23 December and the opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.
Each week, there are different traders including local arts and crafts, food and drink and charities lighting up Cantley Park’s event field in market huts adorned with festive garlands and lights. The market is in a safe, outdoor space and offers a chance to buy some Christmas gifts whilst supporting local businesses.
Confirmed market hut traders include: Hops in a Box, Jewelercise, Lilly White Cakes, Luna Ray, BXGFit, Let’s Blossom, Blue Orchid Bakery, Pizza Addicts, Sew Natural, Chock Shop, Heaven Sent, Unholy Donuts, Eleanor Jane Beautiful Gifts, Earrings by Soph, The Cowshed, More Arts, Get Set Pet, Serve It Up, Magpie and Parrot, Peace and Fire Candle Company, Sweet Sisters, Traidcraft and Frog and Crown Studio.
Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE said: “I am pleased to officially open Cantley’s first Christmas Market. There are some wonderful traders exhibiting this week, with more lined up over the next two weeks. If you can, do pop down and support these fantastic traders.”
Executive member for environment and leisure Cllr Parry Batth said: “After such a long period of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to put on a good, seasonal outdoor event that helps support growth in our community. The Christmas Market is free to attend and I am encouraging residents to come along, have a browse and support our wonderful local businesses.”
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