On Sunday, 23 December, the first vegan Christmas market in the north will be held at EM2 in Groningen.
Translation by Traci White
Food trucks, hot chocolate and glühwein stands and live music will fill the grounds both inside and surrounding EM2 on the grounds of the former sugar factory at Suikerlaan 6. The Groninger Gezinsbode reports that exclusively plant-based foods and sustainable and fair trade gifts will be available at the event, from toasty winter socks to handmade cosmetics.
The location chosen to host the event was no coincidence: according to the event’s EM2, a music venue, is built entirely from recycled materials. More than 3,000 people have responded to the event on Facebook.
The Green Shift, the group organising the market, previously hosted another vegan festival in the city back in May at De Puddingfabriek. “The Green Shift is all about motivating people to make greener choices on a daily basis”, the group writes on their website. The Green Shift advocates for people to make changes to their diet, citing it as the best way to make a meaningful impact on conservation.
Entrance to the Vegan Christmas Market is free and the event will be held at the EM2 music venue from 12 until 12 on Sunday, 23 December.