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Much-Loved Winter Arts Market Returns To Liverpool Cathedral With Over 60 Independent Traders

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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The Christmas lights are officially switched on and Liverpool is getting quite the festive glow just in time for the arrival of the city’s markets. Enjoy festive shopping from local, independent traders this December when the Open Culture Winter Arts Markets returns to the Grade I listed Liverpool Cathedral.

With over 60 stalls each day from independent artists, designers, crafters and makers, the Winter Arts Markets will return on December 3 and 4, where you’ll find new stallholders each day between 10am – 5pm. Shoppers can stock up on unique and affordable Christmas gifts at the market and will be spoilt for choice as they can browse thousands of products by local, independent traders to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Director of Open Culture Winter Arts Market, Charlotte Corrie, said: “Since our first Winter Arts Market all the way back in 2009, we’ve always been committed to supporting the local creative economy and the Winter Arts Market is now one of the most popular in the region. To ensure everyone’s safety we’re still not back up to our full capacity of stalls, but we’re still likely to be the biggest with over 120 different local and regional artists, designers and makers over the two days.

“People wanting to buy unique gifts just in time for Christmas, plus know where that product was made, its back story, and its environmental credentials, this shopping experience is perfect for that. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new at the events. It’s certainly when my Christmas begins!”

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Credit: Amy Heycock

At Liverpool’s Winter Arts Market  you’ll find a range of products including original screen prints, paintings, intricate jewellery, tableware, handmade beauty products, woodwork, colourful decorations, accessories, textiles, photography, knitwear, hand poured candles and much more.

On December 3,  there’s the likes of Old Man & Magpie’s craft small-batch, vegan-friendly candles, Oxalise’s ceramic planters and plants and Skyn Bakery’s luxury handmade artisan soaps & skincare products. If you’re looking for travel-inspired colourful illustrations, greeting cards and gifts you’ll find plenty from Moo and Snip, while bakes&dates’ Belgium chocolate covered stuffed Medjool dates are a must-try for foodies.

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Credit: Amy Heycock

On December 4, you can shop from Rawhide’s range of premium British, veg-tanned leather goods, Laura-Kate Draws’ stunning illustrations and giftware and Strawberri and the Lion’s colourful polymer clay jewellery collection. Plus, the Handyman Brewery’s locally produced beers and gins make for excellent gifts, while Jostle Bakers vegan cookies, cakes and brownies aren’t too be missed.

The event will be socially distanced and visitors can pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment and pick their preferred time to shop. There will also be a limited number of walk-up tickets available for each timeslot during the day. The last visitor entrance at each event is 4:30pm.

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