Frequently Asked questions

Is this event family friendly?

Yes! We encourage you to bring the whole family to this event. Each year we aim to improve on the facilities and experiences we offer families to make it an event for all generations.

Can I bring a pushchair to the markets?

Pushchairs are welcomed into the market areas and both have a flat, paved and sloped access.

Can I bring my own alcohol into the markets?

Due to licence conditions, alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the market areas and Cleethorpes also has restricted areas for drinking your own alcohol in public places.

Hot drinks, food and alcohol is available throughout both market areas, however dedicated spaces at the markets have been established as areas to consume alcohol purchased on site.

In order to keep you all safe during the event our team will search bags on entry and alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the event areas.
The markets will be operating a number of licenced bars and stalls within the market areas, and local bars will also be open.  However anyone who appears to be younger than 25 will be asked for proof of identification.

Visitors may also want to take care if they are planning to have a bit too much festive spirit prior to the event, as organisers will have the right to refuse access to anyone who has drank too much, under the influence of drugs or behaving inappropriately.

Is there anything else I should leave at home?

Please do not bring pets, alcohol, fireworks, glass containers or bottles, potential weapons, portable laser equipment including laser pens or any illegal or offensive items. This is a family friendly event and antisocial or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in you being ejected from the event, or worse, arrested.

Are the Markets suitable for me if I have a disability or require special assistance?

The markets are located on existing paved access in the Pier gardens and on the street in Sea View St.  Although no extra provisions are in place for specific needs, we are happy to try and accommodate all.  If you have any specific requests, please contact the organising team HERE.

There are also limited provisions in place through the resort to enable disabled parking access on a first come basis.

Please take the weather into consideration as this can have a massive impact on how easy it is for people to move around the resort. Limited disabled toilets are also available near the Pier Gardens.

How can I apply to trade at the Markets?

Can I bring my pet in the market areas?

As much as we love little creatures, the areas are not big enough to allow animals on site, as we are hosting aminals as part of our attractions.   Should you arrive with your dog/cat/goat/hamster/sheep etc... you will be refused entry to the event, so please leave your furry friends at home. Only guide dogs ands assistance dogs are allowed.

I'm a local business, how do I get involved?

We have various ways for you to get involved.

We are Community Group or Charity, how can we participate?

“Cleethorpes at Christmas” welcomes groups from registered charities and community groups to join in the festivities.  If you group of charity would like to get involved further, or have an idea how you group can engage with our audience in a fun, interactive way, please get in contact HERE.

Will there be medical care available?

Yes. our medical team will happily assist, providing experienced, caring and confidential help for all kinds needs.

Can I smoke or vape at the Markets?

We strongly encourage everyone to give up smoking and not to smoke in the market areas, however if you wish to smoke or vape outdoors please consider others around you.

The legislation regarding smoking inside public places applies to tented venues in the same way it does at your favourite club or pub. You will be asked to finish your cigarettes and vapes outside any of our enclosed spaces.

Where can I find a cash machine?

The nearest cash machine to the Pier Gardens is by the market entrance.

Sea View St, is host to several banks where you will find cash machines available.

What should I wear?

As you know the December weather can be clear and cold, or windy and wet.  Come prepared, wrap up warm.  Our event utilises existing paths through the gardens and Sea View St, so don't worry it won't be muddy under foot.

I can't find the answer to my question?

If you have a question about the markets, please contact the team.