Huddersfield’s Northern Quarter – centred around Wood Street in the town centre – will be hosting a Christmas market on Friday and Saturday December 3 and 4 to encourage people to shop local this festive season.

The market, which will take place between 6pm and 9pm on Wood Street, will feature a range of stalls offering shoppers the opportunity to shop from local independents and will feature vintage and handmade clothing, arts and crafts, mulled wine and seasonal beer.

To get shoppers in the seasonal spirit, there will be live performances throughout both evenings. The Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir will take to the stage during the events, along with a live DJ set from DJ Turnip.

Huddersfield’s cultural and unique Parang band Mash It Up will also be performing on the first evening of the market, from 7pm.

Mash It Up band are the only local band that performs Parang, a much-loved musical style from Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique that is typically performed during the festive period.

Mash It Up has been performing together since the 1970s, when members of the band settled in Huddersfield during the Windrush movement.

The band are currently rehearsing ahead of their annual Christmas Day parade, which will see the string band go from house to house throughout Huddersfield, performing along the way.

Sam Hodgson, events and promotions manager at Northern Quarter, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting our first Northern Quarter Christmas market, and to have such a brilliant line-up of local groups and artists.

“With such a wealth of talent across Kirklees, we wanted to showcase the rich and diverse music scene, as well as encourage local residents to support and shop with local businesses. We can’t wait to help you celebrate the start of the festive season.”

The event is being staged with the support of Let’s Go Yorkshire as part of the TOWNSOUNDS project.

Find out more about Northern Quarter via the Instagram page: @northernquarter_huddersfield