The 12 Trees of Christmas Trail

New to this years Christmas Market – we are having the 12 trees of Christmas trail! Twelve local businesses have all sponsored  a Christmas Tree, and these will be individually decorated and displayed around the market place on the day. There is a prize for the best tree- which will be voted for by the public. Just come to the information point of the day to pick up your trail sheet and voting form.

Christmas Demonstrations

As a new addition the market this year, we are pleased to announce that there will be a range of Christmas demonstrations taking place inside the Fleece Hotel. Further details and timings will be released shortly.


This years market is being completely pedestriansed. This means that from 9am until 4.30pm there will be no vehicles allowed into the market place.

There is also a NO PARKING restriction in place from 8pm Saturday Dec 1st until 8pm Sunday Dec 2nd. If you park in the town during these times then you will be liable for a parking ticket.

All of the council town carparks around the town will are FREE  for parking all day. Plus we are once again operating a free Park’n’Ride service from Richmond School to Wetherspoons, which will run continuously throughout the day.

On the day the taxis are being relocated to outside Heron’s. The buses are being relocated to opposite Wetherspoons.

Additional disabled parking will be outside the Fish and Chip shop in Newbiggin.