Summer isn’t quite over yet – but in Cardiff they are beginning to plan for Christmas with the Cardiff Christmas market taking over streets in the heart of the city centre for another year.
Lines of decorated wooden stalls will return to the city, pitching up in St John Street, St John’s Church area, Working Street, the Hayes, Trinity Street and Hills Street.
You’ll be able to find the wooden huts selling their wares this year from Thursday, November 15 until Sunday, December 23 .
The full list of festive stall holders hasn’t been released yet, but a comprehensive list of all participants will be published on the Cardiff Christmas market website closer to the start of the market.
There will also be a “taster stall area” within the market dedicated to new makers who can test the waters, by trading for a shorter time.
Jane Hall from Craftfolk, who are organising the market, said: “When you visit, you can be assured that you will be purchasing original work from each and every one of our talented makers: bespoke silver jewellery, wooden gifts, original artwork, handmade quilts and textiles, traditional pewter gifts and slate products to name just a few”.
Craftfolk have organised and developed the Cardiff Christmas Market in Cardiff City Centre for more than 20 years.
Discussing Craftfolk, Jane said: “We are committed, through our events, to providing a platform for artists, crafts people and food and drink producers to exhibit and sell their own work directly to the general public.
“In today’s economic uncertainty it is more important than ever to keep our talented makers to the forefront of retailing.”
Jane added the stalls will be “combined with a variety of seasonal food and drink to create a vibrant Christmas atmosphere.”