DATES: 05/12/2024 - 08/12/2024
VENUE: Outside The Glass Works, Barnsley, S70 1GW
REQUIRED STALLS: Food & Beverage Products, Food related businesses, Catering & Alcohol, Artisan, Craft, Gifts
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✅ Family-friendly event

✅ FREE visitor admission

✅ Anticipated footfall (over 4-day period): 106,000*

✅ 56% increase in footfall vs. the previous week**

Event Overview:

You came, you sold, you sold out… and now Barnsley Christmas Market is back for 2024!

Following the remarkable success of this year’s event, Barnsley Council are pleased to announce the return of its Christmas Market to The Glass Works from 5th December - 8th December 2024.

In conjunction with Food Festivals Ltd, Barnsley Council is continuing its mission to transform Barnsley Christmas Market into the borough’s signature winter event by welcoming over 85 stallholders for a weekend of festive feasting and family fun. Christmassy crafts, foodie gifts and traditional culinary delights will entice Festivalgoers, with live music and entertainment further inspiring that wonderful festive spirit. What's more, generous off-street parking and a centralised public transport hub allow for extended stays at the event.

As current holders of NOEA’s ‘Best Local Authority Event Team’ award, Barnsley Council are no strangers to hosting quality events and providing unparalleled service to exhibitors. Free parking is available to all traders, while round-the-clock surveillance provides the option to leave goods on-site if you wish to do so. Solo stallholders are welcome to call upon our friendly event team if peckish or when ‘duty calls’; who knows, we might even be able to make a few sales on your behalf!

With the event being in a central location and on hard standing areas, marquees will be provided for those without gazebos. Due to the unpredictable nature of our glorious Yorkshire weather - especially at Christmas - we ask that all gazebos are securely fastened; nobody wants a re-enactment of that Mary Poppins scene!

*Calculated in line with the 106,000 visitor footfall count recorded at Barnsley Christmas Market in 2023

**footfall was up 55.97% when compared to Thursday 30th November - Sunday 3rd December 2023.

Venue Overview:

The Glass Works, a newly-developed, contemporary retail and leisure destination in the heart of Barnsley town centre, welcomed the well-established Flavours Food Festival to its bespoke event space in 2022. The £200-million investment offers an unrivalled shopping and dining experience to the public, showcasing the town’s historic markets amongst independent eateries and popular high-street brands. A mere stroll from Barnsley’s Transport Interchange, The Glass Works provides enhanced access to the town centre, thus inviting audiences far and wide to experience all that Barnsley has to offer. Step into The Glass Works and you will experience the famous Barnsley spirit, coupled with tasty titbits and exclusive offerings you won’t find elsewhere.

Opening times TBC