Ely’s sparkling Christmas market returns this weekend!
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Ely’s sparkling Christmas market returns this weekend!

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The event is regarded as one of best in the region.

Ely Cathedral’s annual Christmas food and gift returns this weekend – and it promises to be even more magical than before.

With more than 100 glistening stalls selling everything from cheese to jewellery, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get a head start on the Christmas shopping.

2019 will see the return of some familiar favourites such as the festive food hall and beautifully restored Victorian carousel.

But it will also welcome several new traders, among which are Dittany Rose – selling funky jewellery, Hunt and Feather for unusual gifts and The Speculating Rook – for interiors.

The food hall will be packed with plenty of tempting treats for your Christmas larder including delicious cheese, gin, vodka, characuterie, chocolates, jams and pickles.

Over the course of the three day event, Thursday (November 14) until Saturday (November 16),there will be several free craft demonstrations taking place – including present wrapping, wreath making and festive foraging.

Due to the popularity of the event, booking tickets in advance is a necessity.

To get yours you can head to elycathedral.org or call the box office on 01353 660349.

The Christmas market will be held in the Cathedral’s magnificent nave, Lady Chapel and heated marquee in the grounds.

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Getting there

There are car parks in Ely for visitors to use however, it is likely these will fill up very quickly.

A dedicated Park and Ride service will operate for visitors to the Christmas far.

Located at Sutton, 6 miles from Ely – the bus will take you straight to the Cathedral door.

It costs £5 per vehicle.

The first bus leaves Sutton at 8.45am and the last bus leaves the Cathedral at 5pm.

A shuttle bus will also operate from Ely Railway Station to and from the event costing £1 per person.

Credit to this article goes to Cambridgeshire Live. 

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