I’ve sent most of the last two days in St John’s Street, Cardiff, setting up the stall for the Cardiff Christmas Market and for the first day of trading. Our stall is just under one of Cardiff’s new WiFi access points(facing the Bright House electrical and furniture shop), so it seemed like a good opportunity for a quick update from the site.
The market stretches from the junction with Duke Street down into the Hayes and runs from now until 23rd December. Over 80 businesses will be here over the period, specialising in local products, hand made arts and crafts, unusual and personalised gifts and good food.
We’ll be here until 23rd November, then we’re back again for nine days at the end.
Today’s been something special, with ‘Step into Christmas’ taking place all around us. There has been live music, parades, Father Christmas (the real one) and real reindeer. I’ve not seen much of it as I’ve been sitting in the stall like a rabbit in a pet shop, but I’ve heard the music and served a lot of very excited families.
We’ve had good dry weather so far, the streets are lit up beautifully and there’s a great atmosphere. …and the comedy musical nun has just trundled past. It’s well worth a visit.