25th November 2015
at Fourth Harrogate Christmas Market
attendance and the largest ever number of coach parties helped to make the
fourth annual Harrogate Christmas Market the most successful yet.
four-day event, an estimated 58,500 people visited the stalls and attractions –
and many went on to visit shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and other businesses
largest ever number of coaches – more than 140 over the four days – helped to
contribute to the record-breaking visitor numbers. Almost 200 traders took part,
welcoming visitors from around the country as well as many people from the
Harrogate District hoping to begin their Christmas shopping.
Dunsby, who leads the team of voluntary organisers along with his wife Beryl,
said: "It has been another magical four days at Harrogate Christmas Market, and
the feedback we have had so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
heavy rain and winds during the week before the market opened, we managed to
complete the set-up on schedule ready to welcome Santa and his reindeer on
Thursday morning. After that, we welcomed thousands of happy visitors of all
ages – and fortunately the weather improved significantly!
our key aims is to bring visitors into Harrogate to use local shops and
hospitality businesses, and early reports suggest that the town was much busier
than usual across all four days. We're very grateful to all the local businesses
which have supported us and given us such positive feedback so far."
in the Christmas Market online was also the highest it has ever been, with a
reach of an astonishing 250,000 people on Facebook, compared to 120,000 last
year and 60,000 in 2013. Thanks to its most successful year yet, Harrogate
Christmas Markets organisers have already had enquiries from businesses hoping
to take a stall at next year's event.
added: “This year has certainly been our best yet and we must say particular
thanks to our volunteers, who gave up their time to help us set up, run and take
down the market.
first three years, we contributed £50,000 to local events and good causes which
promote tourism in the district, and we hope to be able to add to that total
following this year's event.
Market Makers have helped to welcome our visitors and assist our traders, which
is something we know they appreciate and makes Harrogate particularly special.
If anyone would like to get involved with Harrogate Christmas Market in the
future, or to volunteer for next year's event, we'd be delighted to hear from
simply could not achieve all we do without the support and commitment of our
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