Merry Christmas from the market!
Traders on Shambles Market have released their first Christmas video, to share the festive magic and encourage shoppers to check out their fantastic food, drink and gift options.
Showcasing some of the many independent local traders who run stalls and kiosks, the video was commissioned by York’s Market Traders Forum.
They used an additional restrictions grant from City of York Council and employed Yorkshire company Oakfold Design to “capture the entrepreneurial and festive atmosphere that only a truly year round market can establish”.
The YMTF said “York has been a market city for more than 1,000 years and has seen many changes in the location of where people trade but the spirit of local produce and quality expert knowledge is as important to today as it always has been.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to showcase our amazing and historic market – showing we are here for both the local and the tourist, with an eclectic blend of offerings that only a market can give.”
Kevin Tuohy, YMFT chairman and owner of Bags Of Style, said “Come and share in the festive magic that is here in Shambles Market!
“We have quality gifts all round and some that are crafted by true local artisans so you won’t find them anywhere else. We hope this presentation gives you a flavour of what we are all about.
“A truly unique experience for all the family in our truly unique city.”
Adam Greasley of Oakfold Design said “We were very excited by the opportunity to come to the market to film and record the traders.
“As a company who works with small entrepreneurs and companies the vibrant mix of stallholders was inspiring.”