Music and festive celebrations will light up Wakefield’s Merchant Gate development when a collective of city retailers stage a Christmas market.
Wood Street Market, which held three community markets on the city centre street over the summer, will stage the Christmas event on the weekend of December 14 and 15.
Empty retail units around the public square in Merchant Gate, next to Westgate railway station, will be brought into use for the event, which will run from 2pm-8pm both days.
The market will feature stalls selling local produce, street food, brass band music, a lantern parade and a pop-up cinema.
People will also be invited to bring their own decorations for a Christmas tree at the event.
The market will be launched from 6pm until late on Friday, December 13, when there will be music and poetry readings.
Unique Wakefield, a collective of independent retailers who produce a guide of places to eat, drink and shop in the city, teamed up with Architecture 1B, Woodhead Investments and Wakefield Civic Society to launch Wood Street Market with help from the council.
Architecture 1B’s Darren Bailey said: “During the summer markets a lot of people asked if we could resurrect Wood Street market for a Christmas event.
“We hope the market will highlight Merchant Gate as a nice place to come to.
“The people behind this are also hopeful Wood Street market will continue next year.”
To find out more log onto www.woodstmarket.co.uk