Nottingham’s Christmas Market is back for another year as it introduces new stalls and welcoming back old ones, including one which returns for their 20th year.
A range of stalls is on display, ranging from handmade crafts, pancake stalls, a bratwurst grill, jewellery, clothing, handbags, Christmas decorations, garden products, and more.
Paul Tomlinson, stallholder of Greenwood Bonsai Studio has been coming to the Nottingham Christmas Market since 1996, and is celebrating the business’ 20th year of being at the market.
Mr Tomlinson also runs a main shop in Ollerton Road, Arnold which has been in business for over 40 years and he believes the market has proved to be a great way for small businesses to gain exposure and make a name for themselves.
He said: “Being at the Christmas Market is a good opportunity leading up to Christmas as it is a good way to advertise our business and gain exposure for the company, and we’ve had an increase of customers to our main shop in Arnold because of the market.
“We get around 50 customers per day on a weekday, and around 100 at the weekends.
“Last year’s Christmas market was the best in terms of sales for us as we made a record in 20 years of being here. We are already quite close to that record this year, so we might be able to break it this year as we’ve still got time until January.
“The market this year is much better, the weather isn’t as bad as last year as it was wet a lot of the time. The weather really makes a difference to the customer turnout and sales.”
The market is open from 10am to 6pm and 8pm for late night shopping, every day until January 8 2017.