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FESTIVE FUN CONTINUES AT MARKET HALL Festive fun continues at Shrewsbury Market Hall with music performances, a chance to pick up some unique gifts and even a visit from Santa Claus.

The theme this week is Christmas Gifts Galore – shoppers can pick up a selection of bespoke and personal gifts from a variety of stalls offering jewellery, books, rugs, vintage clothes and furnishings, cosmetics and much more, all under one roof, from local traders.

On Saturday December 15th 2012, the Phoenix Singers perform from 10.30-11.30am, followed by the Mere Singers from 1-2pm, an amendment to the previously advertised time.

Then, on December 19, its late night shopping at the market until 8pm.

Jigsaw Sound will be performing from 6.45-7.45pm and Santa arrives at the market. He will be in his grotto on December 19, from 10am until 8pm, and again on December 22 from 10am until 4pm.

The cost is £2.50 per child, with all proceeds going to Hope House.

Each child will receive a limited edition, handmade colouring book, courtesy of Compost Kids.

Pre-bookable slots for the grotto are also available for Monday December 17. Drinks & nibbles can also be arranged. Contact Sam Pooley for details call 07531 824561 or email Sam Pooley at

Sam said: “Santa is really looking forward to meeting everyone and the bookable appointments for Monday are filling up fast so make sure you get your slot reserved.”

The festive fun doesn’t stop there – on December 22 Shrewsbury Samaritans perform at the market from midday and the market will be open on December 23 and 24 to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts.

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