Crowds descend on Berwick for very successful Christmas market
A sprinkling of snow was the icing on the cake for the hundreds of visitors who attended Berwick Christmas Market on Sunday.
While it was freezing cold, especially for the hardy stall-holders standing on Marygate all day, the event was widely considered one of the best in recent years.
Chris Hardie, president of Berwick Rotary Club, which organised the event, said: “It was a fantastic day. It was so nice to see so many people, of all ages, out and about enjoying themselves. Berwick Rotary are delighted that it could do this event for the town and the community.”
Approximately 100 stall-holders attended – the largest since Berwick Rotary took on the running of the event – and many commented on the feel-good factor that was present.
Visitors were able to snap up a diverse range of products and produce on Marygate, while in the warmth of the town hall, queues formed for most of the day to see Santa Claus in his grotto – his elves keeping all entertained while they waited.
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The event opened when Santa arrived on a chauffeur-driven motorbike tricycle to be greeted by his elves. Later in the day, the Mayor and Sheriff visited the market to speak to many of the stall-holders and visitors.
As Santa left, he promised to visit again at Christmas.