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Festive treats galore at Southport Christmas Markets

Festive foods and yuletide tipples are all on the menu as Southport welcomes a Christmas market.

 Lining Chapel Street, bespoke wooden chalets, named ‘The Ainsdale’, will be decorated in sparkling lights and home for Christmas traders.

 The market, run by Sefton Council, opened its doors on November 23 and will run until December 17 opening from 10am-5.30pm Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm on Friday-Saturday and 10am-5pm on a Sunday.

 Stalls selling gifts, chocolate flavoured wine, gins and other spirits, herbal remedies, pancakes and other hot foods are all on offer in a brightly lit winter wonderland.

 The market will compliment Southport’s other vibrant shops, stunning Christmas lights and the arrival of the Southport BID supported ice rink which will be open from December 1-31.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:

“Following the successful Christmas lights switch on which was attended by thousands of people, the Christmas market will add a real festive theme to the town centre.

“We want people to shop local during the festive season which will give local traders a real boost. With the Christmas market available in Chapel Street, shoppers can stop for a special drink or sample a food treat while enjoying the delights of Southport.

“Not only will the market appeal to Sefton residents but we want people from all over the region to visit Southport and appreciate what a great town it is all year round and see how the whole borough is well and truly open for business.”

 For more information visit www.visitsouthport.com/christmas.

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