Festive elves move into town market

Published Wednesday 1 December 2021

There are new occupants of Market Harborough indoor market – in the shape of festive elves!

Families are being encouraged to visit the town market, in Northampton Road, and take part in the popular Elf Doors Trail, in the run up to Christmas, and to try to spot the secret elf doors hidden amongst the stalls.

Elves at market

Just pick up a form from the market, and take part, with the chance to be entered in a prize draw.

The Council-owned market will be open late this Friday (3 December), until 9pm, to coincide with the independently-run Christmas Fayre in the town centre. There will also be some traders dressed up for the occasion!

The market is also decorated with festive knitted crafts made by customers as part of a project run by trader Craft-I-Trims to bring people together, alleviate loneliness and boost mental health. There is also bunting made by pupils at Lubenham Primary School, and a crochet Christmas tree.

Classic Crepes and Market Plaice Fish ‘n’ Chips will be serving food at the indoor market, and there will be lots of traders offering clothing, jewellery, handmade Christmas decorations and Christmas Eve boxes, personalised children’s clothing, home décor, cards (including local Christmas cards), art work, craft kits, soft toys, and more.  

People can also donate new, unwrapped toys, books or toiletries, etc, to the Toys on the Table Appeal at the drop-off point at the market.

Find out more on the Late Night Festive Shopping Facebook event page here.

Harborough Market is open Tuesday to Saturday, 8am-4pm, with a vintage / retro market on Wednesdays, craft market on Thursdays, and Antiques market on Sunday, 10am-3pm.

There is also a Farmers Market on The Square in Market Harborough, on the first Thursday of every month – with a special extra Farmers Market taking place on Thursday 16 December 2021 for locally-sourced festive food and Christmas present ideas.

Pictured: Chloe Goode, from Craft-I-Trims, who arranged the elf doors competition and the decoration of the market using customers handmade decorations, and Bridget Albano of Retail Genie

Elves at the market














Elves in market poster