Ruddington Village Market returns with extended hours for December
We were very disappointed that we had to cancel the November market just after lockdown started, but are delighted that we’re able to bring the market back on Saturday 5th December. As it’s Christmas, we’re extending the opening hours from 9am to 2:30pm for December only, to give everyone plenty of time to visit all the traders who’ll be attending.
Having moved to the Village Green after the first lockdown, there’s plenty of room to space out the stalls. Visitors also have ample room to social distance, with managed queuing at the most popular stalls, and marshals patrolling the site to help out and monitor queues.
Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), which runs the market, are implementing extra safety measure, including the requirement for all traders and volunteers to wear face coverings, and setting up hand sanitizer points around the site and on each stall.
The number of traders who can attend will depend on the post-lockdown tier situation. However, we’re hoping to offer plenty of delicious food and drink options including cheeses, breads, sweet treats, olives and pies, as well as plenty of beer, wine, cider and gin to meet all those festive requirements!
If you’re looking for gifts, there should also be plenty to choose from including wood-turned products, jewellery, candles, diffusers, flowers, wind spinners and much more. Our new, market-branded reusable mugs will also be on sale from the Village Market gazebo.
For full details of who’ll be joining us, please check out our social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/ruddingtonvillagemarket, https://twitter.com/ruddmarket and https://www.instagram.com/ruddingtonvillagemarket/, where a map showing the stall locations will be published the day before the market.
Please visit us on foot, or park considerately if coming by car, and make use of the additional parking available at The Hermitage and Croft Printing.
For a taste of Market Day in advance, you can check out our video of “A Day Out at Ruddington Village Market” at https://youtu.be/_thFnRM3pZU.
We look forward to welcoming you back on Saturday 5th December from 9am to 2:30pm.
Sue Mathews, RVCP