Christmas market pulls in the crowds

Berwick Christmas Market has been hailed a great success, with thousands of visitors enjoying the event.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 14 December, 2018, 09:09
Santa arrives at Berwick Christmas Market.

Dozens of food and craft stalls provided a perfect opportunity to stock up on festive produce and presents.

The event was organised by Berwick Rotary Club as a way of providing some seasonal entertainment and an economic boost for the town.

Berwick Christmas Market.

Club spokesman Bryon Longbone said: “It was a great success. We’re really happy with how it went and most of the stallholders have told us they had a successful day.

“We think the milder weather encouraged people to stay a bit longer than they did last year when it was freezing cold.”

A visit from Santa, who arrived in style on a trike, was a highlight for many children, along with an appearance by Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol.

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Another popular visitor was Merlin, from Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre on Ford and Etal Estates, who was suitaly dressed for the occasion with some festive antlers!

Santa and his elf with Michael Richardson and Bryon Longbone from Berwick Rotary Club at Berwick Christmas Market.

Berwick’s civic party, led by Mayor Brian Douglas, attended the event, while the new lights on the town hall could be fully appreciated by those who visited later in the day.

Northumberland College also had a stand and enrolled a number of people on courses.

Shoppers buying Doddington Cheese at Berwick Christmas Market.