Christmas lights switch-on and Tin Hat Fair

Have a stall at the switch on

Christmas lights stalls

Art and Craft stalls

If you would like to have a market stall at this year's Christmas lights switch on, application forms will be available shortly. The normal Friday market fee of £23.50 will be charged and you must provide proof of public liability insurance cover with an indemnity of £5 million.

Food and drink stalls

Food and drink vendors are welcome to apply for a stall. However, please note that we already have regular market traders who are licensed to sell hot food, including burgers, hot dogs and jacket potatoes. This will be taken into account when booking additional food and drink stalls. The fee for hot food and drink stalls is £80 for a standard 3m x 6m pitch. Larger units will be subject to a higher fee.

Apply for a commercial stall

You will be required to upload a copy of your public liability insurance with an indemnity of £5 million. If employees are to attend, employers' liability cover with an indemnity of £10 million is also required. Please do not make any payment until you receive notification that your application has been accepted. This notification will include details of how to make payment.

Charity stalls

A limited number of stalls are available free of charge to local charities, such as groups of Brownies, Guides, Scouts, church groups and community groups. These stalls are offered by invitation and it is rare for any surplus stalls to be left available to other fundraisers, so we do not offer an open invitation for charities to attend. We also prioritise commercial stalls as an income source, so the remaining free stalls are very limited and in high demand. Allocation will be at the council's discretion. Booking is normally carried out during September. 100% of all proceeds from any charity stall must be donated to the named charity. Fundraisers donating a percentage of the proceeds will not be accepted.

Young Enterprise scheme

Young people often have a stall at the event as part of the Young Enterprise scheme. These stalls are payable at half the normal fee (£11.75) and you will need to show proof of public liability insurance cover. This is normally available from your school or college.

Last updated: 05/09/2022 14:33