Standish Christmas Market is just two weeks’ away with a whole host of things to enjoy and bringing festive spirit to the village.
We’d like to say a big thank-you to our three headline sponsors: The Olive Garden, Breakey & Co and Joseph Holt & The Lychgate and thank the hard work of the Standish Voice Christmas Market Committee and the volunteers on the day, for ensuring it goes ahead again this year.
The Market, in its fourth year, will be on from 11am to 8pm and feature:
60 stalls, inside and out, on closed of streets around St Wilfrid’s Church and in three halls in the village, including a host of food and drink and gifts traders
A drinks marquee with bars from The Albion (beers and ales), Touch Lucky Gin (gin and cocktails) and Standish Voice (mulled wine and prosecco).
An entertainment marquee with bands, school choirs, singers – opening as usual by Wigan Ukulele Band
A reindeer rodeo – think a bucking bronco cross with Rudolph
Santa in his grotto with children’s activities in Standish Library
Christmas karaoke in The Unity Club
Cross Street Arts holding an open day and the unveiling of their Market artwork
An Animal Farm creating a living nativity in front of the church
A community carol concert at St Wilfrid’s church
The switch-on of the lights on the living Christmas Tree