Record Crowds at Stoneygate Christmas Market
Record crowds of over 4000 were witnessed yesterday at the 4th annual Stoneygate Christmas Market, in association with Knighton Ward.
Bargain hunters flocked to Allandale Road and Francis Street in the Leicester suburb of Stoneygate, eager to pick up some unique and unusual Christmas gifts that can’t be found on the High Street. From homemade venison pies to handcrafted crow garden ornaments, there was a definite theme of the homemade amongst the 45 market stalls and retailers.
Organiser, Carey York of FU Media commented; “I’m absolutely thrilled that the market has been such a success this year. It’s been a record-breaking year all-round: from the stall holders and retailers – who have been brilliant – to the crowds. It’s great to see that on a weekend that is celebrating independent traders, that so many came out to support this independent market”.
As well as festive treats and bargains, the crowds were entertained by Lizzy Rushby, who performed a Christmas set inspired by songs of yesteryear; the children’s’ choirs from Leicester High School for Girls and rounded-off by the fantastic Kaine gospel choir.
Images by Stevedotphoto.