Nottingham’s Regional and Speciality Food and Drink Market will be taking a new position in the Old Market Square this month and running for longer during December as part of the Christmas festivities.

The monthly market, which features around 30 stalls selling a range of regional produce, will temporarily relocate to the area in the Old Market Square at the bottom of King Street and alongside the fountains during November and December.

Run by East Midlands Fine Foods in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, the market is held on the third Friday and Saturday of each month.

This month’s market, to be staged on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November, will sit alongside other festive events in the Old Market Square. The market will run for five days in December, from 18th to 22nd December to give shoppers extra time to buy their festive food from local producers.

“The Regional and Speciality Food and Drink Market has become a firm favourite in the Old Market Square each month, and we’re delighted to be a key part of the programme of events running there over the festive period,” said Jo Murphy, of East Midlands Fine Foods.

“Shoppers can find us in the area near the Brian Clough statue running up towards Debenhams and alongside the fountains for November’s market and for the extended December market, which will run for five days.

“The market is an ideal place to stock up on good quality regional food and drink, and to source foodie gifts for Christmas.”

The market was launched in April 2007 and has been held every month since, attracting between 30 and 40 producers and suppliers from across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.