Use your Christmas gifting as a force for good this year

Use your Christmas gifting as a force for good this year

As yet another Christmas approaches amid challenging circumstances, The BIG Christmas Market in Truro promises not only an uplifting yuletide experience, but the opportunity to harness that precious festive spending as a force for good.

Following the success of last year’s extended market in the run-up to Christmas, Truro Farmers Market is again joining forces with Truro BID to host a landmark local shopping event in the heart of the city.

Kicking off on Friday 2nd December, The BIG Christmas Market will bring together Cornwall’s finest purveyors of food and drink with sought-after artisan makers; street food, music and entertainment will complete the immersive event.

Market Coordinator, Stewart Girvan, said: “We know that people will be considering their Christmas spending very carefully this year, and visiting The BIG Christmas Market is a fantastic way to make it really count! Supporting small businesses and local entrepreneurs keeps your hard-earned cash in our community, and what’s more you’ll enjoy a feel-good festive experience while choosing your gifts and supplies.”

Shoppers will be able to tuck into mulled wine and mince pies, as local choirs serenade them with yuletide carols and Christmas lights sparkle overhead.

Truro BID Manager, Alun Jones, commented: “The return of this bustling Christmas market on Lemon Quay will help support Truro’s shops, cafés, and restaurants, bringing people into the city and encouraging them to stay for longer. Combined with late night shopping and various other Truro traditions, this thriving local market adds to the allure of our great little city at Christmas.”

Over 100 traders will make appearances before the market wraps up on 24th December, with a revolving selection of the finest local food, drink, arts and crafts.

Delicacies for the Christmas feasting season will take centre-stage, with cheeses, meats, fish, condiments, and an irresistible selection of sweet treats.

Locally made craft cider, small batch beer, artisan spirits and Cornish wine will also feature heavily, providing all that’s required for parties, special meals, family reunions and those ill-advised New Years’ Eve cocktail experiments. 

Meanwhile, Cornwall’s artisan makers will be out in force, displaying unique and beautiful finds for the festive home, and to impress those on your gift list.

From natural Christmas wreaths to unique jewellery, vintage clothing to handmade children’s toys, expect a rich tapestry of sustainable, ethically made and locally sourced products.

For more information and regular updates about The BIG Christmas Market, follow Truro Farmers Market on social media.