A CHRISTMAS market is being held to showcase talented artisan makers, designers and producers.

The festive event will also include plenty of gift ideas from local retailers and traders.

The Christmas shopping event opens from 7pm to 10pm on Friday, October 26 at the newly refurbished clubhouse at Winsford Football Club's Barton Stadium.

The yuletide initiative was launched by artisan trader Mark Geary, who hopes to raise money for St Luke's Hospice and Winsford Academy.

Mark, whose family lives in Winsford, said: "Our Hands Market was set up to bring together local makers, producers and retailers for two Christmas shopping events at the home of Winsford United.

Another festive market will be held on Friday, November 30, from 7pm to 10pm.

"There will be a licensed bar and live entertainment on stage.

"This is a great chance to pick up some handmade goods, locally produced gifts and some treats for yourself and your loved ones."

Acoustic guitarist Chris Atherton will be performing.

Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.

Stallholders will include:

Suds U Like


Kawaii Animals

Moore Than Wax


Barnstar Designs

Grumpy Bear

Handmade By Elephas

Kickback Coffee

The Market Tea Lady

Topchick Productions

Forever Living

Look what debbie did

Gorgeous x

Caroline's Classic Cakes

Hidden England

Mushy Pea

R&M Fine Chocolate

Pink Flamingo

Slip and Tickle

Totem Wolf

Hunters Gin