Dunholme Mini Christmas Market

Returning for it’s second year, Dunholme Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 3rd of December at Dunholme Village Hall, Honeyholes Lane, from 2-6pm followed by the lighting of the village Christmas tree from 6.30pm on Mainwaring Close.

There will be a variety of stall holders to say hello to on the day including:

  • Rhys with his resin creations
  • Dunholme Brownies with their amazing cake stall
  • Diane with her handmade dog coats and jumpers
  • Dianna with her selection of party bags
  • Lucie with her jewellery
  • Carmen with personalised tree ornaments and key rings
  • Lakeside Butchers
  • Susan with her knitted toys – proceeds going to Young Lives Verses Cancer
  • Julie with cards and gifts – proceeds going to Lincoln Friends of Anthony Nolan
  • Oink will be selling their Pork Scratchings and gifts
  • David with hampers and hot food
  • Cheryl with her range of resin, crystal, and metal gifts
  • Sarah will be raising money for the Dunholme Playgroup
  • Peter will be selling his Dunholme sunset pictures
  • Sharron with The Body Shop
  • Dunholme WI with gingerbread and hot chocolate
  • Dizzy Dog Wash with gifts for dogs, cats *and* humans!

Cllr Sarah Keetley explains, “Last year I came up with the bright idea of a Mini Christmas market to brighten people’s lives after lockdown and all the sadness and uncertainty of Covid. I think I gave myself around 6 weeks to plan a small outside mini market. The day before it became clear that holding an outside market in a severe weather warning wasn’t going to be possible, so it was quickly moved to the Old School. We weren’t even sure if people would venture out, but they did and they kept coming!

Everyone was saying how lovely it was and my few stall holders asked to come back this year. Once again things haven’t gone to plan leaving us with a last-minute change of date and venue plus the added pressure of it being on the same weekend as The Lincoln Christmas Market… but we won’t be beaten and hopefully this year’s market will be bigger and better than last year with lots of people buying unique gifts and enjoying some delicious food.”

Many stall holders are making return this year, including Rhys, who started working with resin in lockdown while schools were closed. “I like Dunholme Christmas Market because there is a great atmosphere” Rhys explains, “I feel it’s a great place to meet all the locals and to see local arts and crafts from the surrounding villages. I can’t wait for this year’s Christmas Market to see everybody and be a part of a great community event!”

Due to it being a bigger venue, and that some stall holders are unable to make the new date due to other commitments, there are still some spaces available. If you’re interested, please get in touch with Cllr Sarah Keetley via cllr.s.keetley@dunholme-pc.gov.uk