Quality exhibitors wanted for OAT Christmas event

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The spirit of Christmas will take centre stage at Scarborough Open Air Theatre (OAT) in December when the newly created ‘Scarborough Sparkle’ event will see the venue transformed into a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland.

After the best summer line-up Scarborough OAT has ever seen, including the widely celebrated performance by international pop icon, Britney Spears, earlier this month, plans are now being finalised for the venue to host a Christmas themed family shopping and entertainment weekend from 30 November to 2 December.

More than forty stalls selling quality Christmas gifts, artisan products and festive food and drink favourites, will be joined by an ice rink, illuminated rides, moonlight illuminated parade and yuletide choirs, making Scarborough Sparkle a special Christmas event for all the family to enjoy.

Yorkshire Coast Radio will bring its roadshow to the event and live music fans will be given the chance to get their hands on gift vouchers towards tickets for some of the as yet unannounced music acts due to appear at Scarborough OAT in 2019.

Cllr Martin Smith, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Leisure said:

"The reputation of Scarborough OAT as a unique venue for A-list music stars has, without a doubt, been firmly cemented this year and we can’t wait to see what acts our promoters, Cuffe and Taylor, secure for 2019.

"In the meantime however, we’re keen to ensure the venue remains a much loved part of our community beyond the summer and we hope this special Christmas themed weekend will go some way to achieving that."

Bookings for trade spaces at Scarborough Sparkle are now being taken. Exhibitors interested in trading should email events@scarborough.gov.uk for more stallholder information and an application form.

Promotional graphic for Scarborough Sparkle event