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Rochdale Christmas Market and lights switch-on

Saturday, 25 November 2017
Time: 1 PM - 5:30 PM
Christmas Rochdale Town Hall.
Venue: Rochdale Town Hall
Address: ​The Esplanade, ​Rochdale
Postcode: OL16 1AB
Price: FREE
Suitable for: Families, Adults, Teenagers, Children
Facilities: Parking, Wheelchair accessible, Refreshments, Toilets
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

Wrap up warm, drink steaming hot drinks and find unique gifts for your loved ones. Mouth-watering food, drinks and gifts with beautiful stalls in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall. With fun activities inside for children and a guest appearance by Father Christmas plus special guests, there’s something for everyone. As darkness falls we'll lighting up the spectacular town hall in a flood of colours, followed by the big switch-on and fireworks to officially open the festive season

  • Christmas storytelling sessions for children at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • Craft sessions and games for children from 1pm.

Frozen characters

  • Frozen stars Elsa, Anna and Olaf will be helping Father Christmas switch-on the lights.  The children’s favorites will arrive at 4pm to meet and greet families ahead of the big switch on.
  • Seasonal food and drink in the Christmas Cafe and Wardle Community Brass Band will get you in the festive spirit with yuletide favourites!!
  • Christmas storytelling and craft sessions for children.

A range of stalls

Our Christmas Market gets better every year, packed with over 30 stalls selling high quality Christmas gifts, homewares, tasty food and drink, jewellery and much more. Most of the stallholders come from the borough, and many products are handmade. When you shop at Rochdale Christmas Market, you are also supporting some of our wonderful small businesses.

Every year we have new stallholders, so even if you've been before, there are plenty of new and exciting things to discover:

  • Annabelle's challenge
  • Memory baubles
  • Cupcakes
  • Cards, invitations and stationery
  • Make-up and beauty
  • Children's toys
  • Christmas cards
  • Christmas wreaths
  • Multi-media
  • Aramaflow candles, wax melts
  • Sweets
  • Fairtrade stall
  • Save Samantha fund raiser
  • Mayor's Charity
  • Soaps, bath bombs
  • Vintage and steampunk jewellery
  • Co-op food

Food and drink

  • Coffee van
  • American themed stall, corndogs, candy floss
  • Fusion Quesadillas
  • Savoury cheese French toast sandwiches
  • Loaded fries (cheesy fries)
  • Pizzas
  • Italian tapas
  • Naan sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Fish and chips
  • Prosecco
  • Mulled wine
  • Hot chocolates
  • Hot mince pies
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Frozen- Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Fireworks. Rochdale Town Hall at Christmas.