Christmas market to be held

On Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 Market Square, Antrim will be filled with Christmas spirit.

An artisan food, drink and craft market is taking place from noon to 10pm on Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday. The free family event is being organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and everyone is welcome.

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Come along for free family entertainment including, arts and crafts, climbing wall and a kids farm on the Saturday. With so many food and craft stalls over the weekend, it is an ideal time to pick up that unique Christmas gift.

In keeping with the December theme of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016, Christmas, you will be able to visit the twilight bar and treat yourself to a delicious warm glass of mulled wine and craft beer. There will also be a live entertainment marquee including music from local artists on the Friday to keep everyone entertained throughout the market.

Car parking will be available for this event at Central Car Park, Railway Street and Castle Street. The first three hours of parking is free of charge. For more information about the event please contact Karen Uprichard on 028 9446 3113 ext 31344 or visit