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Fly along to Tameside Christmas Markets

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Tameside Christmas Markets are now open for the next three weekends in Ashton.

Tameside Christmas Markets are off to a flying start following their official launch yesterday with the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman joining Father Christmas to help get the markets underway.

Free rides on the helter skelter are just one of the many festive thrills in store following the opening of the markets this weekend.

The markets will now run for three consecutive weekends (24-26 November, 1-3 December and 8-10 December).

Among the many highlights, there will be over 20 traditional cabin stalls selling handmade crafts and gifts as well as delicious festive food and drinks. And not to forget Santa’s Grotto, raising money for local charities.

All visitors can enjoy free fairground rides with a different attraction every weekend including a helter skelter for this first weekend, a carousel for the second weekend and a ferris wheel for the final weekend.


Opening times are as follows – Friday and Saturday: 10am-9pm (some stalls may close at 7pm); Sunday: 10am-4pm.

For a full run down of Christmas events and activities across Tameside, you can visit