Sunday saw Ramsbottom bustling with Christmas cheer as visitors flocked to enjoy the second large festive market on Bridge Street.
The atmosphere was filled with the sounds of music with Besses Band and Churches Together, and children enjoyed the hawks and owls and a visit from Santa.
Traders were so busy selling homemade food and gifts that many simply ran out before the end of the day.
This is the 4th event Ramsbottom Business Group in conjunction with Bury Council has staged this year and each one has proved that Ramsbottom is a major foodie destination in the North West.
Paul Morris, owner of Chocolate Cafe and member of Ramsbottom Business Group, said: "The weather this year was very kind and the Christmas markets offered visitors the chance to shop and eat in a family friendly and festive atmosphere. The market complements the existing array of independent shops and eateries giving shoppers even more choice."
Gregg Fletcher, owner of Purple Tiger and chair of Ramsbottom Business Group, said: "This year’s street market was one of our best attended - fantastic weather and atmosphere, excellent quality traders, our best yet! We owe thanks to our partnership with the council who work hard to drive footfall to our town and put us on the map as a popular destination to visit and shop."
· Meanwhile, Ramsbottom is in the running for the Daily Telegraph’s UK Top 10 High Street of the Year – the only location in the North West to make the shortlist. Part of this attraction includes the award-winning and popular events staged in town, and its quality independent retailers.
Press release issued: 18 December 2013.