We are delighted that The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C are organising the whole event at the Lights Switch On in Dumfries town centre this year. We had so many positive comments and feedback from people who visited our market last year we knew a Christmas Makers Market had to be part of our plans for this year, but even bigger!

 

The festive season starts here and we hope that you'll join us on the 1st December, we'll be transforming the town centre into a festive festival for the day! We've over 35 handpicked stalls at our Makers Market laden with the finest homewares &  gifts, arts & crafts, food & drink, stocking fillers & decorations plus so much more! We'll be showcasing selected makers, creatives and producers from across the region and beyond.

 

The Christmas Makers Market is the perfect opportunity to meet the maker and find covetable products that you might not find elsewhere. You're also buying directly from the makers and supporting their independent businesses. Feast on festive food and take delight in a marvellous selection of beautifully crafted & unusual designs.

Dumfries town centre will become a bustling market town, filled with a whole host of local stallholders at our special Christmas Makers Market. Over 35 local makers, designers, food & drinks producers, charities and street food vendors will host stalls in the town centre and we'll be taking over Queensberry Square and down towards Burns Statue on the day. There will also be a variety of street foods, with space to sit and savour their great culinary delights, engage in conversation and experience a friendly, energetic and festive atmosphere. It’s sure to a wonderful event and the perfect excuse to get some Christmas shopping done.

 

But, whether you are shopping or not, the Christmas Festival and Lights Switch On this year provides an excellent opportunity to support the town centre by heading into town, enjoying the makers market and whole host of free entertainment & performances, creative workshops, story telling and getting into the festive community spirit. We hope people will take to the streets of Dumfries and enjoy this festive experience.

 

So head into town for 12 noon when it all kicks off and when the market will open. The Lights will be switched on at 5pm and the Christmas Makers Market will continue to 6pm when the event will end.

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RSPB

To A Mountain Daisy

To A Mountain Daisy

 

Brigston & Co Artisan Hot Dogs

Brigston & Co Artisan Hot Dogs

Fat Bottom Girls Cakes

Scamp

Scamp

 

Twa Burds

Livy Has No Life

Sulwarth Brewery

Sulwath Brewery

Idiom

Idiom

Studio 17

Studio 17

Betty the Retro Caravan Photo Booth
The Mawbray Cheese Company

The Mawbray Cheese Company

Farm Boy Brews

Farm Boy Brews

theweeshadeshop

The Wee Shade Shop

Loonycoon Embroidery

Loonycoon Embroidery

Wayne the Woodturner

Rose's Wardrobe

The Kitchen Witch

The Kitchen Witch

KB  & Co. Designs

Women of the Woods

Copeland Walker Art

Copeland Walker Art

Carrot Top Design

Carrot Top Design

Lever Photography

Evergreen

Wild Flowers Designs

In House - Chocolates by Design

In House - Chocolates by Design

Natalie Farrell Handmade

Natalie Farrell Handmade

Reid Amusements

Betty the Retro Caravan Photo Booth

DG Funky Faces

Annette’s Baking In a Box

Annette’s Baking In a Box

Zero Waste Space

Candelicious

Weefairyfolk

Juli Partlett Ceramics

Juli Partlett Ceramics

Tatostix

Tatostix

Chunky Monkeys

Solway Silver

Solway Silver

AccessArt Turning Point Scotland