Melton’s countdown to Christmas starts tomorrow (Friday) with the Christmas Market and the lights switch-on.
More than 50 stalls selling festive gifts and produce will be lining the streets throughout the day and there will non-stop entertainment from the stage in Market Place from 10am, with school choirs, dancers and local bands.
Santa will arrive in his Grotto at 4pm with a huge sack full of presents while there will be street entertainment from Steve the Juggler, Jingle Bells and a visit by novelty fire engine Trumpton.
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.
Don’t rush off as there will be a firework display followed by the opportunity to participate in some late night shopping.
The lights switch-on also heralds the starts of Melton’s Christmas weekend with live performances throughout Saturday on the stage in Market Place, plus the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church, the Festival of Cribs in Sage Cross Methodist Church and the hugely popular Melton Victorian Christmas Fayre on the Sunday.
There is free shoppers’ parking in the long stay car parks on Friday and Saturday.Parking is free after three everyday in December in Burton Street car park.