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Xmas Shopping Weekend
September 01 2016

Our Christmas Shopping Weekend on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2016 offers the perfect opportunity to buy original Christmas gifts direct from the artists and designer-makers in their studios - and a chance to see inside this magnificently restored, Grade II-listed nineteenth century hosiery factory & warehouse.

Take your pick from art and craft work in wood, ceramics, glass, interior and fashion textiles, fashion, jewellery, picture framing, millinery and more.

Free entry.

Mulled wine, Xmas biscuits, have-a-go activities.......

Makers' Yard is a three-storey building with lift access to all floors and studios - it's also fun to explore the building up and down its original wooden stairs!

As these are working studios we recommend that young children who visit are accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Makers Yard is at 82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB, just 50 metres away from Curve on the same side of Rutland Street, going towards Humberstone Gate.

A pay and display car park is available next to Phoenix (entrance on Burton Street LE1 1TE). Parking costs £1 for up to two hours, £2 for three hours and £4 all day, between 6am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. Parking here outside these times Mon-Sat is free; on Sundays and Bank Holidays parking costs £1 for up to 3 hours maximum.

There is a 40-space Pay & Display car park in Queen Street behind Athena (enter through the old Leicestershire Butchers Hide, Skin & Fat Company arch) charging (for example) £1.90 for 3 hours and £4.60 for 6 hours 6.30am-6.30pm, and £2.50 after 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday.

NCP runs multistorey car parks in nearby Halford Street (NCP Rutland Centre, next to Curve) and at Lee Circle.

On-street meter parking is available in the Cultural Quarter - on Saturdays 6am to 6pm £1 for up to 1 hour / £3 for up to 2 hours (£2 for up to 3 hours in some outer streets), free between 6pm and 6am. On Sundays on-street meter parking here is either free or £1 for up to 3 hours. Check prices, times and days on the meter. Read more...
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