Sunny Bank Mills’ popular Christmas market offers family fun

Sunny Bank Mills, Christmas Market 2022

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Sunny Bank Mills’ magical Christmas Market returns to Farsley on Friday, 24 November to Sunday 26 November. 

Each day, more than 50 local makers and artists will fill the first floor of their iconic 1912 Mill with hand-crafted jewellery, ceramics, original artwork, textiles, prints, homeware, cards and more. A new feature this year is that the same stallholders will be at the market on the Friday and Saturday and then a COMPLETELY different set on the Sunday, so make sure you leave a couple of days free to visit across the weekend.

This year, the market is open from 2pm until 8pm on Friday for after-work shopping! All the usual Mill haunts will be open at teatime and many on the high street too including Truman Books so you can come along and make an evening of it. The market is open from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sunny Bank Mills, Christmas Market 2022

There will be storytelling and a wintery sensory play area with Liv on Saturday and Sunday as part of Christmas Playroom on the 3rd floor of the 1912 Mill, and family friendly craft activities. Entry by donation. You’ll also be able to pop into the Arctic Café for mulled wine and homemade cake! 

You can explore the art Gallery’s new exhibition, Woven Stories, celebrating 10 years of arts and culture at the Mills, highlighting the work of artists who have helped to shape the Gallery’s journey, and buy beautiful gifts in the shop.

Dive into the Mills’ heritage by visiting its Museum and Archive which will be open for guided tours over the weekend with activities for children too.

Sunny Bank Mills, Christmas Market 2022

Many of the Mills’ independent businesses will also be open over this festive weekend as well as popular food and drink outlets Amity, Farsley Fire & Smoke, Grumpy’s, Mill Kitchen, Saint Jude and Test Bar. 

Entry to the Market is £3 (under 12s free). Free parking. It’s a day out for the whole family.

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