Visitors flock to Melton Mowbray Victorian Christmas Fayre

A line-up of Victorian gentlemen with suitable head gear EMN-140812-130859001
A line-up of Victorian gentlemen with suitable head gear EMN-140812-130859001
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Thousands of people flocked to Melton on Sunday to enjoy a festive feast of entertainment at the Victorian Christmas Fayre.

Showcasing the best Melton has to offer, the popular event saw people dress up in Victorian costumes as well as offering visitors a packed programme of entertainment, festive stalls, live music and dancing in Market Place compered by Jonathan McGrady, farmers’ market and a whole range of activities for children which this year included a snow globe with ice princesses, fair rides, animal attractions and lots more.

Gordon and Angela Fielding watching the entertainment EMN-140812-131816001

Gordon and Angela Fielding watching the entertainment EMN-140812-131816001

And there was more excitement in store for youngsters as Santa’s parade arrived in the Market Square.

Visitors also took some time to visit the spectacular St Mary’s Church Christmas Tree Festival as they made their way around.

Ruth Wakeling, organiser of the Victorian Fayre, said: “It was very good. We had 41 coaches bringing visitors this year. Everyone pulled together and the stewards were brilliant.

“Next year we’re hoping to roll the fayre over a whole weekend, from Friday to Sunday, and we’ll also have the steam train bringing visitors again next year.”

Next year’s event is planned to be held on the first weekend of December.