Etsy Made Local – Preston Markets

28 November 2016

Over 40 designers, makers and vintage sellers from the across the North West will be at the Preston Markets Christmas Fair from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December.


The majority of traders are sellers on the internationally renowned Etsy website, where they have virtual shops. In August Etsy announced they were looking for venues to host Christmas fairs for their Etsy Made Local initiative. Market Trader, Joe, spotted the opportunity and applied for Preston Market to host the event, which was successful.


Traders will be selling a variety of items including jewellery, prints, chocolates, home accessories, cupcakes, Christmas themed items and much more. With prices starting from £1, there will be something to suit everybody’s budget and taste!


In addition to the stalls there will also be a children’s film workshop run by Starry Eyed Productions, Father Christmas will be in his grotto, children can mix up some goodies to leave out for Rudolph on Christmas eve at the Reindeer Food Station, free gift wrapping will be provided by Galloway’s and Jan from Janz Cake Decz will be demonstrating how to decorate your Christmas cake.


Councillor Peter Rankin, Leader of Preston City Council said:


“A Christmas fair on this scale has never been done before at the market. It will be great to see designers and makers from across the region selling alongside our market traders. The additional activities and entertainment will add to the weekend, ensuring a festive atmosphere to be enjoyed by all.


“Hopefully the fair will bring a new audience into the market and create renewed awareness too of our existing traders, the products they sell and the plans for the new market.” 




  • Christmas Fair Opening Times Friday 2 December  – Sunday 4 December 10am – 4pm

  • Father Christmas will be in his grotto with his Elf in the lower market from 11am -3pm

  • Children’s Film Workshop will take place in the upper market 11-4pm

  • DJ Des will be providing entertainment on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December from 10 – 4pm

  • Cake Decorating Demonstrations are as follows: Friday and Saturday 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm and on Sunday 1.30pm

  • Etsy provides an online platform for independent designer makers to sell their products to a national and international audience –

  • For full details of this event, visit:

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