Poor market sales

Traders report 'disappointing' sales at annual festive market in Carlisle.

Sales down despite thousands of visitors

Many traders at Carlisle's Christmas market have reported worse sales than in previous years, despite thousands attending the 5 day event. 2 days of poor weather has been blamed, as has a feeling that people are spending less than in previous years.

The event, which features more than 50 stalls from around the world, ends today. It has become a regular feature in the Carlisle festive calendar and marks the start of a number of events in the build up to Christmas.