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HO! HO! HO! The European Fair is coming back to town for Christmas with even more new tastes and crafts from more than 35 different countries.

Next week Douglas town centre will come alive with the tastes, smells and products of Continental Europe and beyond when the Traditional European Food and Craft Fair arrives for the festive season.

TASTE OF EUROPE: Italian delicatessan

TASTE OF EUROPE: Italian delicatessan

Following its successful first visit in July, the fair will be returning with plenty of festive products when it sets up camp between Duke Street and Marina Road for a week starting next Thursday (November 22).

The market will be open daily from 9am to 8pm, except on the first and last day (Thursday, November 29) when it will be open until 10pm.

Fair organiser Olivier Simonin said: ‘We have new professional continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more countries who will be selling high quality products including mulled wine, spiced bread, pretzels, wooden toys, fruit bread, nuts, chocolate and reindeer toys. All of these delights will really get you in the mood for the Christmas season.’

He said: ‘This year, we will also have, as in July, our German salami, Finnish crafts, Peruvian handicrafts, Italian macaroons, French crepes and churros.

‘As well as all of these delectable tasty goods, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of products including handbags and leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas. There really will be something for everyone.’

‘Most of the products on sale will come from each stall holder’s region,’ he added, ‘where they are produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods, maintaining a high standard of quality.

‘And all of our stalls will have a festive look, ensuring you really do feel the Christmas spirit. The fair will provide you with a true flavour of the continent.

‘So why not come and see us and pick up a Christmas treat for yourself or your family and friends.’

For more information visit or the Traditional Market Facebook page.

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