Shibden Hall is getting in the Christmas spirit early, by opening its doors and inviting visitors to the Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November.
There will be a variety of stalls over the weekend, offering a wide range of products from delicious homemade cakes, chutneys and jams to beautiful selections of jewellery, hand crafted leather goods and candles, to name but a few. It’s the perfect place to find interesting Christmas gifts in plenty of time for the big day.
Even if you’re not shopping for presents, you’ll find a tempting variety of festive fayre on offer, which will be sure to get you in the seasonal spirit. Plus, most of the produce on sale has been made locally, supporting local businesses, growers and producers.
Shibden Hall, just a mile from Halifax town centre, provides a spectacular backdrop for the Christmas Food and Craft market. The 600 year old medieval timber-framed manor house is the ideal setting for the fabulously festive fair, with decorated stalls and seasonal samples.
And while there might not be sleigh rides on offer, Shibden Estate’s land train will be in full operation throughout the weekend to transport visitors around the park and to the Hall.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said:
“The Shibden Christmas Craft Fair is the perfect start to the festive season and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
“Not only will you be able to look around the magnificent 15th Century Hall, but you’ll also get a head start on your Christmas shopping, picking up some great locally produced gifts at stalls throughout the Hall and grounds.”
The event is running all weekend from 10am until 4pm with the reduced admission price of £2.50 for adults and £2 for concessions (Shibden annual pass holders go free).
For more information visit museums.calderdale.gov.uk or contact Shibden Hall on 01422 352246.