Weekend festive cheer at Bolton Station fringe Christmas market

9 Dec, 2019

Visitors to Bolton’s popular Christmas Market will get a warm seasonal welcome when they arrive at Bolton station on Saturday 14 December. Following the success of their Food and Drink ‘Fringe Festival’ in August, Bolton station partnership has organized a ‘fringe’ Christmas Market on Platforms 4 and 5, between 10.30 and 16.00.

So far fourteen community groups and small businesses have signed up for stalls to showcase their activities and offer some seasonal nibbles.

“There is still some space left for anyone wanting to have a stall, and there’s no charge,” said Julie Levy, chair of the station partnership.

The event is supported by Northern, Transport for Greater Manchester and Network Rail. The Christmas Market will also feature a special Christmas model railway layout created Bolton Model Railway Club.

“We want as many people as possible to come to Bolton and visit the Christmas Market by train,” said partnership vice-chair Paul Salveson. “The station market will take place along Platforms 4 and 5, where most trains coming in from Manchester arrive. It’s an easy, affordable and fun way to get to Bolton without the hassle of car parking.”

Non-rail travellers will be able to visit the station market by obtaining a free platform ticket from barrier staff.

On the same day, Christmas shoppers will be able to visit the latest exhibition in The Platform Gallery, featuring the work of local artist Andy Smith. The exhibition starts on Tuesday 10 December  and runs for a week. The gallery is open between 10.00 and 4.00pm.

Any community group or small business wanting to book a stall should email paul.salveson@myphone.coop or ring Paul on 07795 008691.

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