Christmas Festival Promises to Light Up Thrapston
Live entertainment, festive food and a fun fair will help to light up Thrapston on Saturday 25 November as the town stages its Christmas Festival.
The annual event, supported by Thrapston Town Council, is now in its fourth year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
New this year is a Christmas Market in the Thrapston Plaza, which opens the event at 2pm. The Plaza will be packed with local traders selling festive goodies and handcrafted presents.
Mid-afternoon will see the High Street come alive as new Christmas lights illuminate the town centre. A huge stage in the town centre will host live entertainment from local bands and choirs, plus performances from Step ‘n’ Grooves Dance School. It will also host a special appearance from the cast members from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this year’s pantomime at Kettering’s Lighthouse Theatre.
Delicious festive food from local traders can be enjoyed alongside street entertainers, side stalls, face painting, a bouncy disco and a fantastic fun fair. And of course, no Christmas event would be complete without a visit to Santa’s Grotto.
Although the Thrapston Christmas Festival isn’t until 25 November, the fun will start early. A fantastic Snowman colouring competition will soon be launched in association with Thrapston Library and Jollys Toys.
The competition will give local children the chance to get really creative and have the opportunity to win amazing prizes. The overall winner will be invited to switch on the Christmas lights with the Mayor of Thrapston, Councillor Sam Cribb, and special guests.
Competition entry forms and more information can be found in the Festival website at (address) and at Thrapston Library. Closing date is (date).
“This year’s event is set to be truly fantastic for all the family,” said Councillor Sam Cribb, Mayor of Thrapston. “The Town Council has made a significant investment in festive lighting for the High Street and Tree and we are sure everyone will love what we’ve done.”
“I’d encourage everyone to get there early to enjoy our Christmas Market before we open our High Street for fun, food and entertainment, and of course, the switch on of our Christmas Tree lights at 6pm.”
The event starts at 2pm with a Christmas Market in the Thrapston Plaza, with the High Street entertainment kicking off at 3:30pm. The event will culminate with the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights at 6:00pm. The event will close at 6:30pm.
Thrapston Christmas Light Festival
Saturday 25 November
2pm – 6:30pm (3:30pm in the High Street)
High Street, Thrapston.