Cracker’s About Christmas – A British Christmas Market will be returning to The Waterside Arts Centre on Saturday 29th November 2014, to coincide with the Sale Christmas Lights Switch On.


Crackers About Christmas 2014

Last year we had a footfall of over 500 people.

Santas Little Helper



To find our what else is happening in Sale for the Christmas Lights Switch On – click here.

.Why not combine your visit with a trip to see Santa’s Little Helper at The Waterside Arts Centre Theatre.



We are now open to exhibitors and still have spaces in certain categories. Please contact for more information.





Pop up champagne bar, mulled wines and wine


Jureco Wine & Beer


Jureco Wines & Beers We promote and sell award winning Slovenian fine wines, including Istenic’s celebrated Penina (Slovenian Sparkling wine) and Vina Koper’s wide range of unique fine wines. “Slovenian wines are meticulously crafted, hazardously drinkable, and definitely deserve our attention!”  web: Jurecowinesandbeers


Pop-Up Fashion Boutique


Style Junkie Boutique


Style Junky Boutique Keep up with the trends without looking like a teenager! Tired of the hustle and bustle of the high street? Our clothes are stylish, flattering, comfortable and affordable. web: stylejunkyboutique



Meet our other exhibitors


Ivy Bell Baking Kits


Ivy Bell Artisan Baking Kits are a range of loaf cakes that allow everyone to cook a great cake from scratch and come with a ready to cook card cake box. The range includes, the fruit loaf, date and walnut loaf and the latest addition the triple chocolate loaf. web: ivybellbakingkits


The Ale Man


The Ale Man Promoting amazing craft beers sourced locally, nationally and internationally – delivered straight to your door. We provide beer that caters for all, from novice to connoisseur. web: thealeman





Gifts and original artwork all influenced and handcrafted with recycled and found books, papers and ephemera. Reclaimed furniture and homeware – some with a quirky paper twist! web: Re-papered



Hydercider Purveyors of the finest ciders known to humanity. Supplying quality craft cider to markets, festivals and events. web: Hydercider


Ink Inc


Ink Inc Illustrations is the collaborative work of designer / illustrators Laura Fray and Jess Turley. The duo seamlessly combine to create memorable hand-inked characters, infused with personality. web:inkinc

Tea with Tom


Tea with Tom specialise in Pop Up Tearooms providing homebaked cakes and desserts with a twist.  Our Cake and Dessert Tables are perfect for any special occasion. web:TeawithTom






Imootome Imooto means little sister in Japanese, and that’s me! I love everything crafty particularly crochet and fabric work. I especially enjoy making one off items for my lovely customers! web: imootome


Pink Cocoa biscuits.

Pink Cocoa A scrumptious and stylish collection of chocolate and gingerbread iced biscuits, to give as the perfect gift or to keep and eat yourself! web: pinkcocoa




Bud Garden Centre


Bud Garden Centre This beautiful little garden centre in the heart of South Manchester will be selling Christmas wreaths and festive plants. web: budgardencentre

Susan Styles You


Susan Styles You Styling women with my colourful range of accessories and jewellery from faux fur to vintage inspired hats, gloves and umbrellas. Perfect Xmas gifts! web: susanstylesyou


Made By Dea 3


Made By Dea Inspired by culture, diversity, people, places and colour, Dea’s handmade jewellery designs are made with love and passion. web: madebydea


Sweets 4UR Sweet


Sweets 4 UR Sweet Unique handmade sweetie gifts, tree decorations, stocking fillers, chocolate lollipops, Christmas centre pieces and much more. Prices range from 25p to £25. Something for everyone. web: sweets4ursweet

Lomas & Lomas Candle


Lomas & Lomas and For the Love of Vintage Handmade natural candles in beautiful vintage china & glassware. An ideal gift, the natural wax causes no damage to the china and glass which can be washed and re-used. web: lomasandlomas / web: fortheloveofvintage

Lomas photography


Garry Lomas Photography Photography is my passion. Inspired by historic urban sites, beautiful landscapes, wildlife and nature in the UK and beyond. web: lomasphotography


 .Northern Letters

Northern Letters Original art and homewares inspired by letters found in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. web: northernletters




Previous Events


Crackers About Christmas Poster


Crackers About Christmas

A British Christmas Market at Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Saturday 30th November 2013

Click here to read all about it.

And read Charlie’s review here.




An Oasis in the City


An Oasis in the City

A Summer Emporium at Bowdon Parish Centre

Saturday 13th July 2013

Click here to read all about it.

And read Cat’s review here.


alstaples's An Oasis in the City July 13 McAvoy Photography album on Photobucket




An Oasis in the City flyer


An Oasis in the City

A Spring market in the Old Parsonage in Didsbury

Sunday 24th March 2013

Have a look at this lovely review from Deborah and Ann from What I Always Wanted, who had a full house for their talk about turning your hobby into a business (click here to read).




A scrumptious and stylish collection of chocolate and gingerbread iced biscuits, to give as the perfect gift or to keep eat yourself!

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