Warrington Market will be setting out its stalls with its annual Christmas market, but this time, with an intergalactic twist!
The town’s much loved Christmas market will be open for business on Saturday 28 November, 10am-6pm, and will showcase traditional Christmas market stalls as well as a whole host of sci-fi characters and a spectacular laser show.
Meet Bjorn, the life-sized animatronic polar bear, Star Wars and Star Trek characters, and Dr Who and the Daleks. The event will also see a lego-brick festival including giant models of the Titanic, Tower Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
At the heart of the event will be a traditional Christmas market with over 100 traders setting up shop in the town centre streets. On offer will be a wide range of quality gourmet foods, mulled wine, unique, handmade gifts and a whole street dedicated to stalls selling Sci-Fi inspired toys, collectables and merchandise.
Between 4.30 -6pm, a spectacular laser show, funded by the council and produced by Culture Warrington, will light up the sky at Market Gate. Visitors are welcomed to bring their own light sabres and join in the fun!
Cllr Mike Hannon, deputy leader, said: “The traditional Christmas markets always prove to be a great success and offer a fantastic array of food, drink and gifts.
“I am pleased, however, that this year we will see a unique spin on the tradition which will hopefully attract even more visitors into our cherished local market during the festive period.
“It’s so rewarding to see so many traders come together to showcase their individual talents that make Warrington Market one of the best in the country. Last year’s spectacular laser show drew in thousands of spectators to Market Gate and we hope to see even more this year.
“This year, in particular we are celebrating what’s coming next for Warrington Market as the Bridge Street redevelopment progresses. I would like to reassure residents that the market is fully open for business while the works take place. The new market hall will be at the heart of the Bridge Street scheme and I hope residents will join me in looking forward to the opening of its future home!”