Now in its 6th year, the Kimberley Christmas Market has grown to become a popular and common event on the Christmas calendar.
This year, there are over 50 chalets (that’s more than last year!), packed with high-quality Christmas gifts, homewares, tasty food and drink, jewellery and much more. This year also sees the first time the fair becomes a Market and spills onto the streets and into other businesses.
It is our stalls and the individual stallholders who make our Market so special and unique.
The majority of the stallholders come from local area and Nottingham, and an impressive number of all products are either handmade by the stallholders’ own hands! When you shop at Kimberley Christmas Market, you are also supporting all of the wonderful small business owners and our sponsored Charity which this year is the Nottingham Hospice.
More shops and businesses are getting involved to make it a wonderful event for Kimberley.
Each year, the Kimberley Christmas Market is proud to support a different local charity – in the past these have included The Ryan Lee Trust, Guide dogs for the blind, the British Heart Foundation and Forever Stars.
“We’ve been doing it for 14 or 15 years and It was because of my dad John Sheeran.
He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and would go to Hayward House Hospice. So it started with raising money for that but now we split it with When You Wish Upon A Star.” It cost around £400 to light the wonderland between dusk and 10pm each day which she considers her donation.
Santa comes every Friday and Saturday between 6pm and 8pm and any children visiting receives a free goodie bag.
Indeed the whole thing is free apart from the little shop where Wendy sells small treats and non-alcoholic mulled wine for charity.
Laurel Crescent is always awash with excited families ahead of the big switch on in the street.
Our home has been lavishly lit up each Christmas for the past 14 or 15 years, and now signals the start of the festive period for many local residents.
All Donated money will be handed over to When You Wish Upon A Star and Hayward House Hospice, while visitors can also pay for non-alcoholic mulled wine or donate to enter Santa’s Grotto, with all the money being shared between the two charities.