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Morpeth and Hexham markets gear up for Christmas

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It was snowing on Morpeth Town Hall on Saturday - but thankfully these were only make believe ones

Morpeth Christmas tree lights were switched on for the first time on Saturday

Morpeth will be bathed in a festive glow for the next few weeks after the switch was flicked to turn on the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday.

A Misteltoe Christmas Fair was also held in the Town Hall, as shoppers and children enjoyed the seasonal light display. was there to capture the occasion as darkness fell – a fitting end to a packed day.

Earlier on Saturday we also dropped in on Hexham Farmers’ Market, one of the best of its kind in the North East attracting both producers and shoppers from far and wide.

If you are planning a trip to Northumberland, a visit to one of the local markets is a great way to spend a few hours.

There is always excellent local food to sample as well as the chance to meet and chat to the producers who make, grow and raise the wonderful food the county is becoming justifiably famous for.

And if you are lucky you will be serenaded on your way, as thisisnorthumberland was lucky enough to be on its visit to Hexham by a busking duo performing a medley of traditional songs.


Children explore the National Trust stand at Morpeth's Mistletoe Christmas Fair

Local crafts people at the Morpeth fair

A Christmas wreath always gives such a warm welcome. These are on sale at Hexham

Time to stock up on seasonal veggies at Hexham

Local free range meet is available across Northumberland and can be bought each week at Hexham Farmers' Market

Britain's cheeses are second-to-none, and those on offer in the North are second to none

Buskers sing Hexham shoppers on their way


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