Christmas is coming early to one of Liverpool’s best-loved markets.
In a first in its 100-year history, Great Homer Street Market (known as Greatie) is launching a dedicated Christmas market each Sunday from 19 November until 17 December.
With up to 100 new and existing traders taking part in the new initiative every week, shoppers are encouraged to come along and get stocked up on affordable Christmas goodies – whether it’s decorations, jewellery, homeware or essentials such as festive pyjamas!
Food and drink will also be on sale to get people in the spirit of things and plans are taking shape to have some festive fun each week. And with free parking on site – it’s set to be a popular Sunday shopping destination.
It will operate from 10am to 4pm each week and will complement the already popular Saturday market at Greatie, as well as Liverpool’s Christmas market outside St George’s Hall which will run from Saturday 18 November until Christmas Eve.
Liverpool’s other markets will also have a festive feel, with Christmas produce sold at Garston, Monument Place, St Johns and all of the farmers and craft markets being held over the period.
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, Councillor Harry Doyle, said:
“Greatie is one of our flagship markets and is hugely popular every Saturday – I personally am a huge fan and love finding hidden gems in there.
“Following conversations with traders and customers, we were keen to introduce activities which not only enhance the current offer but also attract a whole new audience who can experience everything this wonderful site has to offer.
“This is a fantastic addition to our city-wide Christmas programme which is getting bigger and better each year.”
Graeme Tuthill from the Greatie Market Traders Association, said:
“This is a great opportunity for us as traders to try something new and tap into that Christmas market. We love seeing our loyal customers week on week and hopefully by selling festive goods we will get to see some new faces who will become regulars in the future.”