A popular farmers’ market is to extend its opening hours tomorrow for people looking for an extra special Christmas gift.
Rode Hall Farmers’ Market, in Cheshire, will be open from 9am until 3pm to allow more people time to browse the stalls.
A spokesman said: “This Saturday, we are going to open the market a bit longer from 9am til 3pm. The Christmas market can get very busy and we feel that this will help space things out a bit and enable everyone to socially distance as much as possible.
“We encourage everyone to wear masks at the market ( unless you are exempt ) and to be very mindful to stand a two metre distance in the queues.
“We ask for your patience on entry to the market as we can only allow a certain number of cars on site at a time and we will therefore be running a five in, five out system out of the hard standing car park.
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“There will continue to be a pound charge in cash on entry to the market.”
Among the stalls on offer include handmade artisan crafts, food and drink from local producers and some stunning Christmas wreaths too.
The gardens at the hall will be open for walks and there also be the chance to grab a mince pie and mulled wine while listening to entertainment from saxophonist Alex Clarke and the Rode Hall Silver Band who will be playing festive carols.