Category Archives: Kidsgrove Christmas

Kidsgrove’s Victorian Market Returns

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The Kidsgrove Victorian Market gets busier each year.

This year’s Kidsgrove Victorian Christmas Market is set to be the biggest yet and will take place on Saturday 29th November, 10am-4pm at the Town Hall. With more focus on business stalls and supporting small businesses in the town, we are hoping the wares offered this year will be even more spectacular. The event will include the Kidsgrove Rotary Santa Clause Grotto, Victorian Tea Rooms, traditional and vintage stalls, local hand-made products, Christmas entertainment and professional crafts.

Year on year, the Victorian Market in Kidsgrove has attracted hundreds of people from far and wide. This is an event not to be missed. This event is educational for all of the family and will give you the opportunity to step back in time to imagine Kidsgrove in the Victorian era. Many people dress up for the occasion in authentic period attire to enhance the Victorian ambiance.

The entertainment will include the Kidsgrove Community Choir, The Tamil Dancers of Stoke-on-Trent, local artists performing Christmas carols and more.

To hire a stall there is a £20.00 fee and you must return the booking form in the link below to kidsgrovetc@btconnect.com:

VCM Stalls Application Form 2014 – Traders

A Better Christmas Tree for Butt Lane

Councillor_Kyle_Robinson_Butt_Lane_Christmas_TreeA Butt Lane Christmas Tree has been given thumbs up by local residents after Councillors intervened to improve it.  In December 2012, contractors were accused of ‘sloppy workmanship’ after throwing up a string of lights to cover a 12ft Christmas tree.  Butt Lane Councillors led a local campaign to push the contractors to put the problem right. 

Following on from meetings in the summer between Officers, Councillors and the contractor a better quality tree and lights have been put in place. 

Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Elsie Bates  and Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Stubbs jointly released a statement: “Butt Lane should have a Christmas tree to brighten up the area.  It’s only fair, because Kidsgrove Town Centre has numerous festive lights and Butt Lane doesn’t.”

Kyle says: “The Tree is a million times better this year and we deserve a decent tree in Butt Lane.  I am pleased Newcastle Borough Council has decided to put us first and it shows they do care about the thoughts of our local residents.  I am now working to have some weeding and tidying up done around the patio area over the next few days.  I also would like to put a star or angel on the tree but I am not sure if I can reach because the tree is so big.  You can see the new lights twinkling all the way down Cedar Avenue.”

Kidsgrove Victorian Weekend

On Saturday 30th November, Kidsgrove Town Council will be holding its annual Victorian Christmas Market at two venues.  All business traders will be located in the Victoria Hall – stalls cost £20. All charity traders will be located at the Methodist Church on the Avenue – stalls cost £10.  The event was outgrowing the Victoria Hall, but we hope to make this year even more successful. Hundreds of people attend making it one of the most well attended events of the year in Kidsgrove.  We would like to encourage anyone to take up the offer of putting on a stall, be it for business or charity. 

This event is educational for all of the family and will give you the opportunity to step back in time to imagine Kidsgrove in the Victorian era. Our food stalls will include Mince Pies and Mulled wine along with more contemporary refreshments served and prepared by volunteering local councillors. Many people dress up for the occasion in authentic period attire to enhance the Victorian ambiance. Children will also have the chance of visiting Father Christmas in his grotto.

This year we have an exciting line up of entertainers with new and upcoming solo artist, Vanessa Bebbington performing ballads and up to date tracks.  The children and staff of the Tamil School of Stoke-on-Trent will be on stage dancing to cultural music in traditional Tamil dress.  Kidsgrove community Choir and St Thomas’ Primary School students will be doing their usual stint of Christmas classics and carols. 

We have 4 business stalls left at the Victoria Hall and 10 Charity stalls left at the Methodist Church.  For booking forms click below, complete and email to: kidsgrovetc@btconnect.com

VCM Stalls Application Form 2013 – Traders

VCM Stalls Application Form 2013 – Charities

Kidsgrove_Victorian_Christmas_Market

Feel free to print off this poster and distribute to your friends.