Explore the festive market in Braintree Town Centre for the last time before Christmas!

Residents will have the chance to explore the Christmas market for the final time this Saturday (23rd December).

Traders have come together to create a food court area to include Nonna's, The Gin Hand, Hot Stuff Catering, Curry Pies, Liquorice allsorts, Hiyah Noodle Bar, The Bradford St Meat Company, Bespoke Wreaths, Macs Coffee Ltd and Cool Beans (Hampers).

The past three weeks has seen the town centre welcome hundreds of shoppers who have visited the Christmas-themed markets this month which has seen an additional 28 new stall holders on top of the regular market traders.

Martia Holland from Nonna’s Pizza & Grill, said: “As a Braintree-based business, we are delighted and proud to be part of this year’s Braintree Festival of Christmas. It has been a wonderful opportunity to serve new and returning customers and to work alongside and support other local businesses. We have received tremendous feedback and are excited for this Saturday’s final market which I hope will be well attended by our wonderful local residents. We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Nonna’s!”

Rachel McMillan, Owner of Cool Beans Coffee House in Braintree, said: “We’ve really enjoyed being part of the Christmas Markets and the feedback we’ve had has been so positive that it’s inspired us to believe this is just the start of something big for the Town Centre! We have made some great connections with other business owners in the town and it’s really great that they all seem to share our vision that Braintree Town Centre is amazing and it’s only getting better!”

Councillor Tom Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Braintree District Council, said: “We have received some great feedback from residents and traders about the Christmas markets so far which has bought many visitors into the town. We hope to see many more people join us this Saturday to explore and enjoy everything our local retailers, businesses and traders have to offer.”