Support Proper Local Small Businesses This Christmas
Over the past year, Stockport-based Worker Bee Markets have consistently sought out makers who are local to each of their events, with at least a third of all traders travelling no further than five miles, giving customers the chance to buy from people living and working in their own community.
From the end of October to the middle of December, artisan markets on your doorstep include Bramhall, Reddish and Marple Bridge as well as two pop-up markets in Cheadle Hulme.
The first Christmas Market is also a great chance to shop for Hallowe'en. It's in Reddish at Broadstone Mill Shopping Outlet, Broadstone Road on Saturday 30 October 11am-3pm. Many of the makers and traders will dress up too! The Christmas market at this venue is on Saturday 20 November where there'll be festive entertainment too.
Bramhall Christmas Markets are in the centre of the village in the pedestrianised Village Square on Saturday 6 November and Saturday 4 December 10am-3pm, surrounded by lots of other permanent independent businesses.
Marple Bridge Christmas market is at the friendly, community-focused Windsor Castle pub, 1 Glossop Road, Marple Bridge on Saturday 27 November, 10am-2pm. With stalls inside the pub and outside in the car park, this market is a great way for locals to pick up something special for the festive season.
The final two Worker Bee Markets of 2021 are part of Manchester Rugby & Cheadle Hulme Cricket Club's Christmas celebrations on Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme. Alongside the markets on Sunday 5 & Sunday 12 December 10am-2pm, the Club is offering family photoshoots, wreath-making workshops, family fun and festive food. This will also be the best place locally to buy your Christmas Tree on the weekends of 27-28 November, 4-5 December and 11-12 December.
For more information on Worker Bee Markets, visit the website