Christmas Markets 2022
Clitheroe Market will host a trio of Saturday Christmas markets. Last week the popular Clitheroe Pop Choir put on a fantastic performance and the christmas lights were switched on. This week the fun continues with the amazing Slaidburn Silver Band performing and a visit from santa on his sleigh.
Further markets featuring a feast of festive food and drink and gifts that won’t break the bank will be held on Saturday, 10 and 17 December.
Stalls will include Mama Shar’s celebrated Caribbean cookhouse, famous for its jerk chicken, rice and peas, curried goat, fried chicken dumplings and other specialities devised by founder Sharmen Frith-Hemmings using family recipes handed down through the generations.
Clitheroe Food Festival favourite Fairham Gin will also be rocking up with its 100-per cent vapour-infused gins handcrafted in 60-litre copper pots at its small distillery in Preston.
They will join over 30 festive stalls packing the market’s bullring, among them some of the region’s best artisan producers, including Dipz Doughnuts, Oh My Cheesecake, Doe Bakehouse, the Spice Cartel and Clitheroe’s Bowland Brewery, alongside the market’s 80 regular stallholders with their weekly offering of fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, fish and meat, clothing and lingerie, curtains and fabrics, flowers and electrical goods.
Clitheroe has hosted a regular market since the Norman Conquest in the 12th Century.
It hosts markets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and last year was the subject of a £110,000 makeover featuring heritage-style signage, new canopies and revamped toilet facilities.
Don’t forget free festive parking is on offer at four council car parks in Clitheroe and Longridge, including the Clitheroe Market car park, on December 3, 10, 17 and 24 December. The free parking is intended for shoppers only, not traders or town centre workers, and further details and locations are available at ribblevalley.gov.uk.