St Nicholas night market pitches up after two years

St Nicholas night market pitches up after two years

Market traders are set to light up Bristol’s Old City again as the city welcomes the return of St Nicholas night market on Friday 8 April.

8 March 2022

Located next to St Nicholas Market (St Nick’s), the event will be spread across St Nicholas Steet, Corn Street, Exchange Avenue and All Saints Lane, bringing the Old City to life.

From 5pm to 10pm visitors will be able to enjoy a wide selection of stalls selling food and drinks from local producers and suppliers. The market promotes sustainability and intends to build on Bristol’s Gold Sustainable Food City status.

There will also be a host of family-friendly entertainment throughout the evening, including a fantastic musical line-up featuring local musicians and DJs, dance classes, circus performers, light installations, a garden party, lantern workshops and more.

The historic indoor market, home to an eclectic mix of independent traders, will be open to shoppers throughout the evening, with a range of unique gifts, quality crafts, fashion, accessories, books, records and food on offer from over 60 stalls.

Many shops within the neighbouring streets are also expected to stay open for late night shopping in support of the event.

Councillor Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance, Property and Culture said: “Markets are a great way of supporting local, independent small businesses across the region, and provide a welcoming environment as people return to the city centre and our high streets following the pandemic.

“The night market has always been very popular, with residents and visitors coming to enjoy the food and drink and bringing the Old City to life. Now that it’s back after a break of almost 2 and a half years, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night out with the family and take in everything the night market has to offer.”

The return of the night market coincides with the first edition of the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) Night-Time Economy Summit, set to take place on 7 and 8 April 2022 at Bristol Beacon. The two-day event will include over 100 speakers and will see delegates from all over the world come to Bristol to see what makes the city so special.

Carly Heath, Night-Time Economy Advisor said: “I’m thrilled that the night market is returning to Bristol, and just in time for the city to host the NTIA Night-Time Economy Summit. It’s great to see the night-time economy and hospitality sector coming back to life. This family-friendly event will invite Bristolians back into the Old City helping to reanimate the area and give people the chance to enjoy some amazing locally produced street food.”

Traders wanting to take part in the event have until 11 March to apply online.

The Night Market is being delivered as one of the activities under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Street project.

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