Levenshulme Market is running three special festive markets this December in the run-up to Christmas.
As well as the usual wonderful Levenshulme Market here are some of the special things to look forward to.
Christmas Market Mixtapes
Last year, when bringing live music to the market wasn’t possible, we asked Andy Burham to provide us with a mixtape which customers could listen to at the market or at home. It was such a big hit that this year we’re not only doing it again but stepping things up with three playlists – one for each of our Christmas markets – chosen by a trio of prominent Mancunians.
Three Minute Portraits
This Christmas sees the return of our popular Three Minute Portraits project. We’ll be gathering together a number of local artists and asking them to sketch quick portraits of our customers (or their children or pets!) at £3 per picture.
Made in Levy
Each festive special will feature nearly 50 stalls of handmade, unique Christmas presents, as well as the finest street food, customers can also browse handmade jewellery, knitwear, Christmas wreaths, ceramics, locally produced candles, soaps and skincare, small-batch spirits, an incredible range of artwork and cards and much more – all of it produced by small independent businesses from across the region.
Among these items customers can also pick up some special Made in Levy items. We’ve worked with some of our local Levenshulme traders to produce a mini-range of festive goods: a winter-scented candle from Last Ember, a Christmas hot sauce from DevilDog Sauces, an ice-cream from Ginger’s Comfort Emporium made with ingredients sourced from a local allotment. All of these are made in Levenshulme by local residents and businesses and will only be available from Levenshulme Market.
Entertainment and games
We have a range of Christmas entertainment lined up for December, including a live performance from a different choir at each of our Christmas markets, including Levenshulme Community Choir and the Manchester University Opera Society. We’ll be joined by Around the Box, a local organisation which will be providing free games, puzzles and challenges for all ages and the Science Buskers, also known as the University of Manchester Physics Outreach Society, who will be on hand to demonstrate the magic of physics via the medium of tricks, illusions and other family fun.
Food and Drink
No Christmas market would be complete without food and drink. Customers can look forward to encountering some of the finest street food Manchester has to offer, including Nepalese momos from The Little Yeti, sourdough pizzas from Rise, vegan West African dishes from Gwafuvegan and plenty more. Our final market of the year will even see a centrepiece German Sausage Swing stall.
The Levenshulme Market Bar will also be with us each week, serving up beers, ales, wines and cocktails as well as mulled wine and cider throughout December.
And of course customers can also pick up some Christmas essentials, with cheese, eggs and butter aplenty available from the always-popular Winter Tarn Dairy, sauce and seasonings from local legend DevilDog Sauces and plenty more.
Keep an eye out for our future posts with all more information on each market.