Excitement builds with just a week to go until Melton’s big Christmas weekend

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Excitement is building with just over a week to go until Melton’s jam-packed big Christmas weekend gets into full swing.

Next Friday’s (December 4) highlights will include the opening of the St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival, with up to 1,000 decorated trees of all shapes and sizes going on public display for the first time.

There will be over 50 Victorian-themed market stalls in town (10am-8pm) selling festive gifts, crafts and locally made food and drink as a result of Melton’s award-winning Victorian Christmas Fayre being extended to three days this year.

Stars of this year’s panto at Melton Theatre, Peter Pan, will help Mayor of Melton Jeanne Douglas turn on the town’s Christmas lights at 6.45pm.

There will be live music and entertainment performances throughout the day and night, Santa’s grotto will be open from 4pm to 8pm, and there will also be late night shopping and a firework spectacular.

Next Saturday and Sunday (Dec 5/6) will see thousands of people flocking to Melton for the Victorian Christmas Fayre.

There will be around 100 stalls in the town next Saturday and over 150 next Sunday, with stallholders and businesses getting into the spirit by wearing Victorian dress or theming their shop fronts.

There will be a whole host of stage performances on both days and all sorts of entertainment and attractions going on.

For more on next weekend’s events see the advert on page 14.