Large crowds of shoppers are expected to descend on Melton this weekend for the Victorian Christmas Fayre.
Greeting visitors on Saturday and Sunday will be a Queen Victoria impersonator, town crier, a Snow Queen, hundreds of stall holders in period costume and, of course Santa himself.
There’ll also be birds of prey, Morris men, live music, rare breeds, falconry, a puppet show, travelling show, Shire horses, Jed Jeggard Story Telling and much more.
Something else to watch out for this year will be eye-catching ice sculpting demonstrations. Six foot figures will be carved into large ice blocks, using chainsaws, outside the Melton Building Society.
The crowd-pleasing entertainment begins from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and on Friday, from 9.30am, schools, bands and music artists will perform on the Market Place stage, ahead of the town’s lights switch-on event at 6.45pm.
Organiser Ruth Wakeling said: “This year we have seen a fantastic response from coach companies wanting to visit Melton with over 12 coaches booked for the Saturday.
“We need all the support from the local businesses to make this a truly authentic Victorian event. I urge shopkeepers to get into the spirit and dress their windows.”
For more details visit www.victorian-fayre.co.uk/