The Genuine Jersey Simply Christmas markets, which bring quality local products and festive cheer to the heart of St Helier, are set to be bigger and better for their second year.
Over 60 local producers, crafts people and artists will be showcasing their work in the Royal Square over two four-day weekends, where you can meet the makers and buy unique gifts from the artisans themselves. From tasty treats and homemade delicacies to bespoke jewellery and local art, there will be different exhibitors at each event so, Christmas shoppers can enjoy a wide range of quality goods over both weekends.
Bringing the square to life, will be street performers, local bands, choirs and musicians, and plenty of festive activities for families to take part in, including a Christmas scavenger hunt. Event sponsors Signtech, Prosperity 24/7 and TEAM Asset Management are helping to make 2019’s markets even more magical than previous years.
Sarah Taylor, Simply event organiser, said: “Working with Genuine Jersey last year was a great success, shoppers were blown away by the level of talent and skill showcased by our exhibitors and the Royal Square was filled with locals and visitors all enjoying the festive atmosphere. This year we are welcoming even more exhibitors, musicians and street performers so, over the two weekends there will always be something new to see.”
John Garton, Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Jersey, said: “The festive season and our local markets are a really special time of the year for our members, they are the perfect opportunity to get their names out there, see what products are popular and to make some sales. Genuine Jersey are really pleased to hold these markets for a second year.”
The event will be supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity of Jersey through a raffle. Each year, every stall holder donates a product to the raffle so there will be some great hampers and prizes on offer. Raffle tickets will be available from the Variety Club Jersey stall at the markets.
The markets will be held from 5th to 8th and 12th to 15th of December, and event organisers are pointing people to the Simply Christmas page on Facebook to keep up to date with the line-up of entertainment and stall-holders on each day.