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Holmes Chapel 2023 Christmas Market & Fair
3rd December - 3.00pm to 7.00pm

Christmas Market Stallholder  Information
Please note: This information is subject to change as details are confirmed nearer to the event

Christmas Market Stalls


We will place 38 market stalls down the centre of The Square (A50), running from St Luke’s Church down to the Fire Station. Additionally, the Scout Hall will provide space for up to 10 indoor stalls. This map from the 2021 event shows the approximate location of stalls.

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Christmas Fairground

Our Christmas Fairground will be operated by Joe White of Brereton and located on the Tesco car park which we have used for the market stalls in the past. We have booked several attractions for the fairground including the Sizzler twist ride, Miami freestyle ride, Mini Miami ride, Toy carousel ride, Mini planes ride, Hook a duck stall, and a Candy floss unit.



The Holmes Chapel Scouts will provide their BBQ and Holmes Chapel Guiding will be offering hot drinks and snacks in the warmth of St Luke’s Church Hall. There is a designated Food and Drink Area (FD) off Parkway as shown on the Market plan above, as well as pizza from the Bottle Bank and other local outlets. 

Market Stall Locations & Configurations

Market stalls will be supplied and erected by ANSA. The stalls will be arranged in 3 islands of 8 stalls (A - C), one island of 6 stalls (D), with either three or four stalls side by side and back to back. This will create a secure area in the centre of the stalls for the traders and customers will be able to approach the stalls from both sides of the island. Additionally, up to 8 stalls (E) with traders operating backing onto the St Luke’s Church wall will be provided.


  • Your market stall will measure approximately 9 ft by 4 ft (2.74mx1.21m). Note that whilst the stall is covered, we cannot guarantee it to be completely waterproof.


  • The main market area will be lit, and each stall will have a basic (festoon) lighting.


  • Please provide your own chair/stool for your own use.


  • Indoor stalls, within the Scout HQ Hall, comprise a table measuring approximately 6 ft by 2.5 ft


  • We would encourage you to decorate your stall to join in the festive spirit. To add to the atmosphere, you're welcome to provide a string of outdoor Christmas lights as a part of your decoration for the stall, if they are battery-powered.


  • No heating or cooking devices, whether gas or electric are allowed on the stalls. If you require more, e.g., a generator, please forward your requirements so that we may discuss practicality and additional charge with our electrical contractor.


  • Please risk assess your stall, ensuring that your goods are displayed safely and that nothing protrudes from the stall or causes any other hazard. 


  • To adhere to legal and insurance requirements we require sight of your business, public liability insurance certificate. We trust that this is to a minimum of £5 million.


  • To adhere to legal insurance requirements, we reserve the right to exclude any unsafe stall or anyone selling illegal goods.


Checklist - have you got?


  • A sufficient team of people to set up and man the stall until 7:00 PM and clear away afterwards.

  • Christmas decorations for your store.

  • Sign showing which business you represent.

  • Container for any rubbish, as you must remove your stalls rubbish from site. 


On the day setting up


  • ANSA will erect the market stalls in advance and will move them into position.

  • Stalls will be available for you to decorate and set up from approximately 1:50 pm (1pm for indoor stalls).

  • On your arrival please report to a member of the event team who will direct you to your allocated stall.

  • Please take extreme care driving cars/vans through the stall site. 

  • No vehicles are allowed in the main market area after 2:15 pm at the latest and may not return until 7:30 pm, or when the road is declared clear and safe by stewards.

  • Car parking for stall holders will be available in the Red Lion and the Health Centre car park. Please note that if parking in the Red Lion car park you will not be able to exit until all stalls have been cleared from the road.


Safety during the day


  • A team of stewards (wearing high visibility jackets) will be on site throughout the event; Please ask for their assistance should you have any concerns.

  • First aid cover will be based at the Fire Station.

  • There will be a PA system with a steward on duty at the PA. Any safety issues or concerns should be brought to their attention.

  • Walkways / Road entrances must be kept clear. Under no circumstances will parking be allowed in Parkway, the car park off (except for disabled parking), and the Tesco car park during the event as access needs to be maintained in case emergency vehicles need to attend.

  • Barriers can only be removed by stewards.

If you have any queries in advance event, please email

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