The Newmarket Nutcracker Trail is back for 2020! We’ve seen how much fun you’ve had finding our special friends around Newmarket over the past few years and couldn’t resist bringing them back along with a side helping of festive cheer in these strange times.
Between 4th December – 29th January, there will be 12 Nutcrackers hidden around the town centre – and it’s your job to find them. Do just that and you’ll be in with a chance of winning £100!
How to get involved
To be in with the chance of winning the £100 cash prize…
Collect an activity sheet from one of the participating shops around Newmarket or download one here.
Use the map to find all 12 Nutcrackers hidden around Newmarket.
Write down each of the Nutcrackers’ names in the sheet when you find them.
When all of the Nutcrackers are found, post your entry into the special postbox located at Rookery House in The Guineas Shopping Centre.
We will be selecting one lucky winner who will be announced on the Love Newmarket Facebook page on Friday 29th January.
Share your best photographs with us on Facebook – find us at @LoveNewmarket
Virtual Christmas Light Switch On
Join us at the Love Newmarket Virtual Christmas Light Switch On
Join in the festive cheer on Friday 20th November, as we come together to watch the wonderful Christmas Lights of Newmarket turn on. Welcomed by Mayor Cllr Mick Jefferys and Love Newmarket Manager Paul Brown, our broadcast will take place at 7pm, welcoming the whole family to gather round and watch the festivities from the safety of their own homes.
Whilst things are a little uncertain, and with the current country-wide lockdown taking place, we are unable to host our usual Christmas Lights Spectacular this year, but hope that we are able to start the festivities off in this new format.
To help us all support our local businesses this November, we’ve complied a list of businesses that remain open during lockdown 2.0.
Please check back regularly for updates:
Martha V – whilst the doors are closed, Martha V continues to operate online with local delivery and postal services available to all customers. Click here to shop.
Under The Eagle – This wonderful local restaurant remains open for takeaways only. Call 01638 664130 or visit their Facebook pageto place your order.
Majestic Wines – With social distancing and limited numbers allowed in store, Majestic Wines continues to trade as normal.
Hartwell Blinds – Whilst the showroom may be closed, Hartwell Blinds is still very much open for business. Home visits are allowed under government guidelines, so the team are offering consultations for anyone in need of blinds, curtains and shutters. Contact directly.
Jackson Stops – Under current guidelines, estate agent offices remain open whilst following strict COVID rules. Jackson-Stops remains open for business, strictly by appointment only. Contact direct for further information.
Tollys Flowers – Working hard behind the scenes, Tollys Flowers continues to offer deliveries, taking orders over the phone. Call direct to place your order.
The Pantry – Trading with takeaway service only, The Pantry has welcomed some tasty deals including Brunch Offers and Grab and Go Lunches. Order online at www.thepantryfinefoods.com
Fish Burwell – Serving the freshest fish in Newmarket, Fish Burwell remains open as usual between Tuesday – Saturday between 8am – 1pm. The team is also offering a delivery service to Newmarket and the surround areas between Tuesday – Friday. Call 01638 664560 to order. No minimum order.
C&P Insurance - Open as usual throughout November, the C&P team are operating an appointment only basis to help with all domestic and commercial insurance requirements.
Newmarket BID's New Business Plan
We are proud to present our new business plan as we seek renewal for another five year term. We have achieved so much in the last five years and have bold plans for the future.
Five Key Areas Of Our New Plan 1. A 10% reduction in the current levy in the first two years
2. Over £1 million will be reinvested in our Town Centre over the next five years
3. Over 75% of our independent businesses will pay less than £1 per day
4. A commitment to spend £44k over the first two years to upgrade town signage and introduce new digital signage.
5. We will continue to offer our members free & subsidised advertising both online and through print.
Newmarket is home to an eclectic mix of businesses providing a fantastic day out to those visiting as well as those living locally. Many independents thrive amongst national stores, and we’re extremely pleased to welcome many more businesses to our town over the past few months.
This independent bakery has won over the hearts of many in the town since first opening its doors in the courtyard of the National Horse Racing Museum. Providing a wide range of sweet and savoury foods, as well as delicious hot and cold drinks, it’s become a success of the town.
Often involved in seasonal events and offers, be sure to follow The Bakery on its social media channels.
Bute House Aesthetics
Opening on Rous Road, Bute House Aesthetics is here to help you look and feel your best. The team are on hand to help you feel confident in your own skin using scientifically proven products and treatments, without undergoing surgery. Their medically certified equipment is matched by extensive industry knowledge helping you to achieve your skin and body goals. Find out more here.
Faarah Brows & Beauty Salon
Opening its doors on Market Street just weeks ago, this fantastic new brow and beauty salon has brought a new edge to Newmarket’s beauty offering. Providing everything from manicures, pedicures and massage to eyelash extensions, brow lamination and henna brows, the services are endless.
A fantastic pick me up as the winter settles in, be sure to follow the business on Facebook for more information. Click here.
Name The Love Newmarket Nutcrackers
The Love Newmarket Nutcrackers are back, marking the start of the festive season in Newmarket… but this year we want your help.
We are looking for our local community to pick names for our 12 smiling soldiers to join in the festive fun and help spread the cheer in the lead up to Christmas.
Our 12 nutcrackers will be placed around Newmarket as part of the annual Love Newmarket Nutcracker Trail this winter. But… wouldn’t it be great if you could see your name on the Nutcracker’s name board, alongside your chosen name.
The perfect competition for our local families to enter, this is definitely one to talk about over the dinner table. We’ll be looking for the most creative names out there and, of course, we want an explanation as to how you came about your decision. The more interesting the story, the better!
AND WHAT’S MORE – ALL THOSE THAT ENTER WILL BE GIVEN A THANK YOU TREAT FROM THE LOVE NEWMARKET TEAM*
But you’ll need to be quick, all our Nutcrackers must be named before Friday 23rd October to give us time to send them off to our magical workshop. The winners will be announced on Monday 26th October, before the friendly giants will be installed across Newmarket in November – so be sure to spot them!
To enter, simply send your name, age and home town / village to [email protected] , along with your chosen name and a short explanation why.
*Prizes are suitable for children and are age specific, please sure your entry includes details of the entrants age to qualify.
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