Love your local market this Christmas

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Calling all Calderdale shoppers! Show some love for your local market this Christmas, by voting for your favourite in the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards. 

NABMA is looking for Britain’s Favourite Market, and is asking people across the UK to cast their vote before the end of December 2015. To help Calderdale markets achieve this coveted title, simply go to link)  and enter the name of the local market you love the most! 

To help you decide, why not pay a visit to your local market? If you haven’t been in a while, this is the perfect time of year to get reacquainted. There’s lots going on across all markets in Calderdale, and you’ll find everything you need for a fabulous festive season.  

Whatever you like to eat at Christmas you’ll find it all at your local market, from traditional meat dishes with all the trimmings, to great party food such as cheeses, chutneys, breads, pastries and olives. Our friendly traders can offer advice and information about all their products and even give a little inspiration about what to cook or buy.  

Whether you’re hosting a party or just trying to find the perfect outfit, there are decorations, balloons, and fancy dress costumes available to take you right through the party season. 

If it’s gift ideas you’re after then look no further, Calderdale markets are bursting with handmade jewellery, local arts and crafts and even have traders ready to show you how to make your own gifts, such as knitted jumpers and cards.

If that’s not enough, on Saturdays throughout December, Halifax is hosting food, produce and craft markets along with Hebden Bridge every Sunday, plus Ripponden is hosting a community market on Sunday 13 December. For all your last minute items Halifax Borough Market and Todmorden Market Hall are open on Sunday 20 December. 

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said: 

“Calderdale Markets are great to visit any time of the year, but they’re especially useful for picking up quality local produce for the Christmas season. 

“Regular visitors will know how special Calderdale Markets are, and I hope that people cast their vote in the NABMA poll, to show the rest of the country what Calderdale has to offer.” 

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