By Gemma Thompson and Sophie Wheadon
Middlesbrough Christmas market is officially open in Centre Square.
The market stalls are covered in festive Christmas decorations which fit perfectly with Middlesbrough’s Christmas lights.
The market offers something for everyone, with a range of festive food, drinks and gift stalls.
The Golden Inn Bar and Swing Grill are inspired by German Christmas culture and sell traditional festive German treats.
Some stalls – designed as log cabins – sell a variety of chocolate, sweets and cookies.
Snow Cakes and Chocolate kisses even sell personalised iced gingerbread.
Skipton Chocolate Box was one of the most popular stalls, selling a wide choice of chocolate delights.
Angela Crompton, 45, owner of Skipton Chocolate Box, said: “I’ve worked for Skipton since I was 10 and I don’t think I could ever get tired of the festive atsmophere.”
“We do the Christmas markets every year, from right up in Aberdeen to Torquay.”
“We get a different city break nearly every weekend and we spend most of our time playing with chocolate. It’s always good to do something that you love, and I love chocolate.”
The Christmas market is open until Saturday December 17.
There are several other festive events in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square between now and Christmas.
Santa’s Grotto opens December 18, tickets are only £5 and each child receives a gift off Santa Claus himself.
Magical Movies will be shown on a big screen in Centre Square from 1pm between 19 and 23 December . Movies include; Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street and Santa Claus: The Movie.
Santa’s Workshops will run from 11am starting on December 19, with appearances from Frosty the Snowman and Rockin’ Robin.
Find out more information on Middlesbrough’s Christmas events here: http://ift.tt/2hho4LF