BLACKBURN Market's special pop-up craft and gift stalls will return on Saturday December 5 in time for Christmas.

The will be in area called Holme Street, named after a long-lost road that used to connect Ainsworth Street to Railway Road.

The area, which features a new indoor, urban style street trading area was launched earlier in the year, but the pandemic put an end to a range of planned themed events. Now the market is ready to welcome back traders in a Covid-secure shopping environment.

The market is now inviting makers, artists, and gift suppliers to apply through its website.