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Dunstable twinkled over the weekend at Twilight Markets


Rachel Connor


December 11, 2023


Dunstable’s eagerly anticipated Twilight Markets took place on Friday 8 and Sunday 9 December to bring the local community for a festive event. For health and safety reasons due to the high winds, the Saturday market unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Organised by Dunstable Town Council Town Centre Manager Annette Clynes, the Twilight Markets captivated locals and visitors with an array of stalls along Middle Row and in The Square, along with festive lights, Santa and live entertainment.

Stall holders displayed unique gifts, artisanal crafts and delectable cuisine. The food court had sweet and savory crepes, South African Street food, dinky donuts and a bar.

The stage, generously sponsored by Everyone Active, had local community groups and singers taking centre stage with festive performances celebrating the spirit of Christmas.

Santa greeted children in his Grotto, kindly sponsored by Alexander and Co Dunstable, while a free children’s carousel was in The Square, adding an extra touch of festive magic to the heart of the town.

A Council spokesperson said “Thank you to everyone who came to support the event and also visit local businesses that extended their opening hours. Well done to the team at Dunstable Town Council for dismantling after Friday’s market and re-erecting everything back on Sunday with the challenging weather conditions in between’’.

Dunstable Town Council expresses their gratitude to the community, stall holders and sponsors for making Twilight Market a success and looks forward to welcoming everyone back in 2024.

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