Coggeshall Christmas 2023 will be held on Saturday 2nd December and will be longer than previous years, taking place from 12pm to 6pm. Father Christmas will be in attendance to turn on the lights and there will also be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit.
The area the market will cover has increased – previously it was just Stoneham Street and the village hall, but it will now include part of Market Hill, running from where it meets Market End up to Swan Yard. This is to ensure the safety of stallholders and visitors, as the roads will be fully closed meaning no cars will come close to passing any stalls. It also means we have a greater space in which to place stalls, so we can offer even more!
A member of our Committee will then be in touch. Please bear with us on these as we do get a lot of applications and we are a small team of just a handful of volunteers.
In order to run the event, we rely on the funding through stalls and also sponsors. We have kept stall costs the same for the past two years as we understand how hard it has been to keep running a business when so many costs are rising. However, we are also facing rising costs ourselves. Last year the road closure cost alone was doubled by Braintree District Council to £450.
Given this, we have expanded our sponsorship to offer businesses a way to gain more exposure while helping us to boost our funds to ensure we can keep running the event each year.
- Full screen full colour advert on our screen at regular internals throughout the market, from 12pm to 5pm
- Facebook post on our Coggeshall Christmas page thanking you for your support in the run up to the event
- Instagram post on @coggeshallessex account thanking you for your support in the run up to the event
- Your logo on a banner to be featured somewhere central in Coggeshall
We’ve also had help from a number of other local businesses to make the event happen. Without their help, it would be much more difficult or expensive to hold the market or to make it as successful as it is! If you would like to offer your services at all for the market, whether it is helping with advertising, providing marshalls etc, then please get in touch.
To get in touch regarding sponsorship for the event, please email [email protected].