Gift grabbers and present perusers – the festive period is well underway at Portobello and Golborne Road Market with the lights switching on and the Christmas Shopping Passport launching.


With Portobello’s Christmas Passport, you have until Christmas Eve to shop at the 24 fantastic independent stalls and stores taking part for your chance to win a host of goodies donated by the participating businesses.

Every time you shop at one of the participating 12 stalls and 12 stores, you will collect a stamp for spending  £5 and another if you spend £10 or more. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, simply fill in your details and leave it with the shopkeeper and stallholder and you will be entered into the prize draws!

The main prize draws of goodies (worth at least £100 each) will be made on 9 January but for those fleet footed shoppers who fill in their passport by 4 December there are extra prize draws for 5x£20 shopping vouchers on Small Business Saturday (5 December).

For more information and a list of participating retailers visit:

And that’s not all! There will be Christmas treats galore at the market, including live music at Portobello Green on Thursday December 3 from 2.30pm-9pm and the Salvation Army brass band will perform outside the Salvation Army hall on Small Business Saturday. But for those of you who can’t wait, check out the local a capella singing group, The Treblemakers at the Christmas switch-on…