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Visit the Stockton Sparkles Christmas Market to pick up the perfect gift. Browse stalls from local artists and markers in bespoke wooden cabins and if it’s delicious food and drink you’re after, join us for some festive delights!

This year there’ll be hot food including pizza, Philly cheesesteaks and vegan dishes plus a range of tasty brownies, cookies and drinks – then on Friday 2 December visitors can enjoy a festive Sparkles-themed cocktail from the cocktail van.

Those wishing to get their present requests to Father Christmas in time will also be able to post a letter in Santa’s post-box at the market and you can even snap a selfie outside the new giant Gingerbread House on Dovecot Street from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December.

Throughout the duration, there will be complimentary performances from local singers, street theatre, and brass bands to keep you entertained.

Don’t forget, on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December there will be Stories with Santa (BSL Friendly)

This year’s traders include:

  • Butterflies
  • Maple and Dough
  • Three Brothers Brewing Company
  • Hellen Edwards Artist
  • Stateside Treats Emporium
  • The Crafty Mamas Community
  • Blueberry Hill Preserves
  • Handknitted with love by Sarah
  • Doe and Deer Boutique
  • The Seahorse Coffee Box
  • The Fat Philly Co
  • Jessica McGowan Design
  • Smellifiscent
  • Tasty Tarts
  • The Spoilt Rotten Pet Co.
  • Wilks Candle Creations
  • Wonder & Lightning
  • Propa Pizzas
  • V.EDGE
  • SBC Community Partnerships
  • SBC Community Based Options
  • SBC Info Cabin

Don’t miss the rest of this year’s fantastic events at Stockton Sparkles, including: the Launch, Christmas Victorian Fair, Stories with Santa, La Flamo Fire Show, Wreath making workshop and the Illuminated Lantern Parade.


Opening Times

Thursday 1 December: 10am to 4pm
Friday 2 December: 11am to 6pm
Saturday 3 December: 10am to 4pm
Sunday 4 December: 11am to 6pm


Prices

Free


Location

Address: Stockton High Street, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, UK


Public Transport Directions

Traffic and travel updates:
Stockton High Street will be closed to vehicles for the duration of launch night, Thursday 24 November. The High Street will also be closed on Friday 2 December and Sunday 4 December (but open on Saturday 3 December).

This will affect bus stops, so visit the Connect Tees Valley website to help you find the best options for your journey: https://connectteesvalley.com/

There are over a thousand parking spaces in Stockton plus Wellington Square car park (TS18 1NA). Long stay car parks open to the public include:

• Skinner Street (TS18 1DY)
• Thompson Street Car Park (TS18 2BF)
• Maritime Car Park (TS18 2HD)
• Parliament Street Car Park (TS18 3SW)
• Riverside Car Park (TS18 1TE)

Visit the car parking page of the Council’s website for a full list and a downloadable map: https://www.stockton.gov.uk/car-parks

During launch night the High Street Car Park North (outside the Sun Inn) will be unavailable and it will also be out of action on Friday 2 December and Sunday 4 December.

The High Street Car Park South (outside the Shambles) will be closed on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December for the Lantern Parade.

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