LOVERS of all things handmade can rejoice as the Bolton Handmade Christmas Market returns for the festive season.

Stallholders will be showcasing their goods as over 60 of them descend on The Albert Halls to sell things ranging from quality foods to ornaments and jewellery.

The makers, creators and producers will converge on the Festival Hall and Lancaster Suite this Saturday, November 23.

The market is organised by local business MWL Events, who first brought handmade markets to the town in 2015.

They have been successfully running 100% handmade craft markets across the North West for the last six years.

Established in 2013, MWL Events call themselves "ambassadors for the handmade industry" and state that their mission is to make 'Handmade in Britain' "something to be proud of."

Katherine Brookes, the owner of MWL Events, said: "Following the success of our debut Christmas market in the Festival Hall in 2017 we're now making it a regular annual event.

"This stunning venue lends itself to an event like this and the people who have previously visited one of our events here were thrilled to have the opportunity to buy unique handcrafted gifts in the heart of the town."

Katherine herself is an artist and designer, with a network of over 2500 makers on her books.

The festival will be open at 10am until 4pm on Saturday, with free admission for all.

The event promises a fascinating day out, with the festival providing the perfect opportunity to buy a unique gift for a friend or family member for Christmas.

Live music will be played throughout the day and light refreshments will also be available.

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