Hatton Shopping Village, the quintessentially English Victorian shopping village and home to a host of independent retailers, is hosting several festive events in the run up to Christmas. The popular Christmas Markets will take place on 16 & 17, 23 & 24 & 30 November and 1, 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 December from 10am – 5pm. On the 16 & 17 November there will also be a festive fashion show. For those after a unique and special Christmas gift, there will be a diverse range of stalls from local suppliers selling a multitude of gifts. Visitors can also enjoy festive singing, mulled punch and mince pies!
A Christmas Craft Fayre will take place from 8 – 10 November from 10am – 5pm when visitors can browse from a selection of handcrafted gifts and chat with the craftspeople. Unique and bespoke gifts will be available to purchase such as artwork, ceramics, jewellery and woodcraft. Free mulled punch is available at specific times, plus there’s the chance to meet Father Christmas and enjoy Christmas singing on the Friday afternoon.
Food fans can tuck into delicious treats at the Festive Food Fayre which also runs from 8 – 10 November. Local producers will be offering a wide range of food and drink to taste for free. As well as sampling dips, nibbles, pate, cakes and puddings, it’s a great opportunity to buy food to flatter any Christmas table.
Lottie Newitt, who runs The Alfresco Style – Garden Boutique will be hosting several festive workshops and tea & talks over the festive season from 11am – 1pm which include complimentary refreshments. Create a colourful winter hanging basket on 20 & 30 November (cost is £25pp) or how to make a floral Advent ring for your home on 1 December (£25pp). Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas door wreath on 5 December (from 6pm – 8pm) & 13 & 14 December (£35pp and includes fizz on arrival). For more information please visit https://www.thealfrescostyle.com/pages/christmas-workshops-talk-dates
Carron Smith, Marketing Manager at Hatton said “We’re delighted to be hosting a number of special Christmas events to get our visitors into the festive spirit. Our Christmas markets will be bursting with fantastic festive gifts and unique presents. Visitors can enjoy Christmas singing, mulled punch and mince pies all wrapped up in a great festive atmosphere. Hatton really is the perfect and relaxed place to buy your Christmas gifts!”.