The tables have been turned as stall holders queued up to be able to take part in this year’s revamped Whitby Christmas market.
The festive extravaganza will be twice as big as last year’s event with over 40 businesses and traders turning beach huts into Christmas grottos.
In addition there will be 30 more stalls at the market on Endeavour Wharf, some of which are selling locally made food and drink produce.
The market will also have mulled wine and music to kick start the festive feeling.
It has been organised by We Are Whitby, created in the aftermath of the Totally Locally scandal with the new committee, and members say it is the perfect way to move forward.
Andrew Waller, from the Station Inn has organised the stall holders and was inundated with requests from people wanting to take part in 2014.
He said: “There has been lots more interest because it is more inclusive this year.
“I have done a lot of work on it but I haven’t had to chase people - they have approached us.
“There are more from the surrounding villages because they were not allowed to take part last year and some new businesses are using the market as a launch pad. It is anevent for local people to enjoy but we are about promoting local businesses too.”