The Saints Festive Street Market
Preparations are full steam ahead for the Saints’ Festive Street Market; this year to be held on Sunday 2nd December.
St Peter’s Street will play host to at least 30 stalls, from artisan craft to street food. The Market runs from 10am until 4pm and the street will be closed to traffic all day. Many of our independent businesses will be open all day; a great chance to start your Christmas shopping!
Why not start with breakfast on the Waterfront and a leisurely stroll along the marina to take in the great array of stalls and shops - grab elevenses at Applaud, sample lunch from one of our street food vendors or from one of the cafés on the Saints. Then try a mulled wine from the Thomas Wolsey Pub or sample an ice cream from one of our street gems, I -Scream. Later in the day, as it gets dark, venture up to the Cornhill and visit the new plaza, the real Christmas tree and the Christmas lights.
The Saints are easy to get to: a ten-minute walk from Christchurch Park, the University or Ipswich Station. We have many local car parks within walking distance on the Waterfront, Cromwell Square and Cardinal Park.
The Markets have been a feature on the Saints for many years. It’s a great way to bring together our community, celebrating all that is good about our vibrant indie businesses and artisans.
So far, we have artisan gin and German beer, cakes and bakes, printmakers, glass and weaving and many more great stalls. The Saints Community Interest Company are organising this event, following on from our successful Summer Market in June. The Group are now planning more events for 2019, making the markets a regular feature on the Saints.
The preparations for Christmas start early for retailers. The seasonal stock has been arriving for some weeks, and products are already on the shelves. Our restaurants have published their seasonal menus and bookings are now in full swing, so don’t delay! This year we are encouraging all our businesses to really go to town on their front windows, to put on a fabulous show and really make the Saints a great Christmas destination.