HAND-CRAFTED GIFTS AND UNIQUE FINDS ON OFFER AS OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENS AT ABERDEEN’S MARISCHAL COLLEGE QUADRANGLE

Curated in the Quad Christmas Market at Marischal College opens Friday 18 November at 11am, giving shoppers the opportunity to shop handmade gifts and unique pieces of art, jewellery, homeware, and clothing as well as local artisan food and drink.

Following the successful Curated Aberdeen Market in Bon Accord Centre, the Curated in the Quad Market is being organised by Charlie House in partnership with Aberdeen Inspired with 100% of the profits from the stall holder fees going to Charlie House, a local children's charity that aims to improve the quality of life for babies, children and young people in the north-east of Scotland who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and provide support to their families.

Each weekend (Friday-Sunday) in the run up to Christmas, the market will feature around 25 stallholders with a different line-up of new and established brands, all selling their unique crafts, finds and produce. Charlie House will also have their own stall to sell their charity merchandise.

With the growing trend to shop local and support independent traders, the Quad Christmas Market offers the perfect opportunity to do just that all within one location.

Among this weekend’s stallholders will be; 1323 Jewellery who locally make sterling silver jewellery, Cove Honeybees will be selling locally produced honey and Esker Spirits will have their line-up of craft gin and vodka created locally in Kincardine. (Full list of this weekend’s stallholders below and on our website).

Aberdeen Inspired (Business Improvement District) is supporting the planned festive events in the city centre and promoting the Aberdeen Gift Card, which is accepted in nearly 300 businesses and allows the recipient to choose their own present.

Adrian Watson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said:

“We are again delighted to work with the Charlie House charity in bringing the Curated in the Quad Christmas Market back to Marischal Quad on Broad Street.

“This creates the perfect platform to showcase so many local businesses from across the city, ‘shire and wider north-east in selling their quality wares over the weekends that the wider Christmas Village is open.

“Public feedback has always been so positive to this local market, and we encourage you to get along and enjoy the wider city centre over the festive period. Such a great opportunity to support local at a time when it has never been more needed.”

Susan Crighton, Director of Fundraising at Charlie House said:

“We are thrilled to be the chosen charity to bring Curated in the Quad back to life for another year at the Christmas Village. The quad provides a unique space in the heart of the city to bring local traders to the forefront and encourages shoppers to shop local this festive season, all while supporting a local charity supporting local families”.

The current list of stallholders for this weekend (November 18-20) is: 13-23 Jewellery, Brave Art Design, Carnie Bees, Cookie Cult, Coullie Candles, Cove Honeybees, Crystal Kalm, Curiously Charmed, Charlie House, Daughter of the Stag, Esker Spirits, Get Caked, Happy Howlers Deli, Ingrained Inc, Jade Elizabeth, Kilted Fudged, Palm Safe, Pilgrim’s Gin, Rachel’s Claytopia, Raw Culture, Reynolds Corporate & Cocktails, Rhya Natural, Sip Stitch Creations, Skybirds Crafts, Stuart’s Mens Grooming, Teighan’s Toys, Twine Dreams, The Green Cocoa Team and Usborne Books. Stall holder line-up subject to change.

The Curated in the Quad market will run from 11am to 7pm on Fridays, 11am to 7pm on Saturdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays, from Friday November 18 until Sunday December 18. Opening times subject to change.

For more information, visit> Aberdeen Christmas Village 2022