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  • Pumpkin Carving @ Twinlakes Melton Mowbray
    All day
    01/11/2017-04/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    Messy crafts at Twinlakes with pumpkin carving!!

    Free pumpkin carving for every paying child, available from 11.30am – 3.30pm, no pre booking required. only 1 pumpkin per child.

    Don’t forget to take photos of your pumpkins at house and upload to Twinlakes’ Facebook to win!

  • Spooky Night Ghost Hunt – Newark Castle
    21:00 -03:00
    01/11/2017-01/11/2017

    31A Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1AZ, UK

    31A Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1AZ, UK

    Your Ghost Hunt at Newark Castle

    Haunted Newark Castle is rarely investigated with a bloody history of Murder Treason and Suicide awaits those brave enough to spend the night with the Haunted Happenings Team. This isolated Castle can be a terrifying place to be as we go in search of those who refuse to leave. Tales of murder, treason, suicide and the black arts await those brave enough to cross the threshold of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire and this 12th Century fortress is the setting for this overnight ghost hunt. Rarely investigated, this isolated monument is a frightening and very spooky place to spend the night and there are more than a few ghostly tales associated with this truly haunted Castle.

    Ghosts Of Newark Castle

    In the early 1900s a Castle Ranger was found swinging by the neck in the King’s Bedroom and tour guides have reported witnessing the ghost of this poor soul, twitching and jolting as if struggling for breath. In the Dungeon, hushed voices have been heard at night and loud chanting has been said to echo from the empty chambers, along with screams and shouting from the curtain wall. Those brave enough to descend into the Oubliette in which many poor souls were left to die in the most horrible conditions may encounter the feeling of oppression which has been reported on many occasions.

    History of Newark Castle

    The castle was built in 1133 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln and it remained a seat of the Bishops of Lincoln until 1547, when King Henry VIII took it for the Crown. During the Civil War it became an important Royalist garrison but on 5 May 1646 King Charles I was captured at nearby Southwell and ordered Newark to surrender; the Parliamentarians subsequently set about destroying the Castle so that it could never be used as a Royalist stronghold ever again.

     

    King John visited the castle at least six times and died here on 18th October 1216. A thunderstorm swept over Sherwood the night he died and was later described in its ferocity as “the Devil himself coming to claim King John’s soul”. Accusations of poisoning were rife following his death, with the Pope himself being cited as possibly having given the order. A local Robin Hood story has Friar Tuck poisoning King John in retaliation for the murder of Maid Marian.

    In a charter generally thought to date to 1135, King Henry I granted the Bishop of Lincoln permission to build a castle. Alexander also established a mint at the castle. This early castle was most likely of timber construction, and was rebuilt in stone towards the end of the century. King John died after a feast at this castle on the night of 18 October 1216 from dysentery.

     

    The castle was slighted in 1648 and left derelict. Between 1845 and 1848 architect Anthony Salvin restored the castle, and in 1889 the corporation of Newark purchased the building and carried out further restoration work. The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, a “nationally important” historic building and archaeological site which has been given protection against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building (first listed in 1950) and recognised as an internationally important structure. The Gilstrap Heritage Centre is located on the castle grounds. The centre features exhibits about the castle, and the town’s history during the English Civil Wars.

    Additional History of Newark Castle

    In a charter generally thought to date to 1135, King Henry I granted the Bishop of Lincoln permission to build a castle. Alexander also established a mint at the castle. This early castle was most likely of timber construction, and was rebuilt in stone towards the end of the century. King John died after a feast at this castle on the night of 18 October 1216 from dysentery.

     

    The castle was slighted in 1648 and left derelict. Between 1845 and 1848 architect Anthony Salvin restored the castle, and in 1889 the corporation of Newark purchased the building and carried out further restoration work. The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, a “nationally important” historic building and archaeological site which has been given protection against unauthorised change.

     

    It is also a Grade I listed building (first listed in 1950) and recognised as an internationally important structure. The Gilstrap Heritage Centre is located on the castle grounds. The centre features exhibits about the castle, and the town’s history during the English Civil Wars.

     

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  • Pumpkin Carving @ Twinlakes Melton Mowbray
    All day
    03/11/2017-04/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    Messy crafts at Twinlakes with pumpkin carving!!

    Free pumpkin carving for every paying child, available from 11.30am – 3.30pm, no pre booking required. only 1 pumpkin per child.

    Don’t forget to take photos of your pumpkins at house and upload to Twinlakes’ Facebook to win!

  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    03/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    03/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

  • Allington Social Afternoon
    15:20
    03/11/2017

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Meets every Friday afternoon in the Village Hall – 2-4.30.

    Open to all for conversation, cards, board games, darts, snooker etc.  Or why not try our new Quilting Group in the Village Hall every Friday 1.20-4.30?

    If you quilt or would like to learn, we are a friendly group and you will be most welcome to join.

    Admission for both the Social Club and the Quilting Group is £2 including refreshments.

  • Live Music @ The Nag’s Head, Harby
    21:00 -23:00
    03/11/2017

    20 Main St, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BN, UK

    20 Main St, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BN, UK

    Every first Friday of the month, 9pm till late – live music at the Nag’s Head, Harby.

    Always a great crowd, great atmosphere – beer’s not bad either!

    Check the website for full details.

    Friday 6 October – Govannen – Irish band
    Friday 3 November – The Missing Beat
    Friday 1 December – Ska Amanga

     

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  • Belton House 5k Parkrun
    All day
    04/11/2017

    What is Belton House parkrun?

    It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

    When is it?

    Every Saturday at 9:00am.

    Where is it?

    The event takes place at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LS. See Course page for more details.

    What does it cost to join in?

    Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

    How fast do I have to be?

    We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

    Belton House parkrun needs you!

    It is entirely organised by volunteers – email beltonhousehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

  • Pumpkin Carving @ Twinlakes Melton Mowbray
    All day
    04/11/2017-04/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    Messy crafts at Twinlakes with pumpkin carving!!

    Free pumpkin carving for every paying child, available from 11.30am – 3.30pm, no pre booking required. only 1 pumpkin per child.

    Don’t forget to take photos of your pumpkins at house and upload to Twinlakes’ Facebook to win!

  • Magic of Christmas, Southwell
    All day
    04/11/2017

    18 Market Pl, Southwell NG25 0HE, UK

    18 Market Pl, Southwell NG25 0HE, UK

    Back for the 4th consecutive year the Handmade with Love Magic of Christmas Market is bigger and better than ever.

    Expanding over 3 halls, the event will play host to 60+ local designer makers coming to showcase their work to the community of Southwell and the surrounding areas.

    Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to purchase those unique handmade gifts for the festive season and also to support some of our counties home grown tallented artists.

    We put a lot of time and hard work into our small businesses and we need the support of our local customers to ensure that our busineses continue to thrive.

  • Orston Annual Bonfire
    17:30 -20:00
    04/11/2017

    Spa Ln, Nottingham NG13, UK

    Spa Ln, Nottingham NG13, UK

    Orston Playground Association Annual Bonfire 2017

    Venue: The Field, Spa Lane, Orston (opposite recreation ground)

    The Orston Playground Association is hosting the annual bonfire celebrations again this year.

    A torchlight procession will start at 5.30pm from the Village Hall with the bonfire being lit around 6.15pm. There will be a licenced bar, BBQ and much more for all to enjoy.

    Parking is available in the Village Hall car park and at the Recreation Ground just opposite the bonfire.

    Tickets are £3 for Adults and £2 for children if you buy in advance.

    All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the playground equipment in the school grounds so we hope you will come along, support the PGA and enjoy the evening.

  • Rock ‘ n’ Roll Fireworks with Smooth Radio!
    18:30 -21:00
    04/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    Rock ‘ n’ Roll Fireworks with Smooth Radio!

    Join us for a spectacular Fireworks Festival event, that will dazzle and delight! On Saturday November 4th, for one night only Twinlakes Park lights up the sky with a massive bang! WARNING: It will get very loud. Please note this ticket is for all day entry (ride, attractions, farm park and toddler/main firework display)

    Tiny Toddlers Display: 6.30pm | Main Display 7.00pm

    This is a sell out event and must be pre-booked in advance including day ticket and Annual Pass holders (even for part day entry, please note you will be asked for your Annual Pass along with your Firework Festival booking confirmation to gain entry).

     

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  • Monthly Pub Quiz – Geese & Fountain, Croxton Kerrial
    19:00 -22:00
    06/11/2017

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    It’s the Geese and Fountain Monthly Monday Pub Quiz. The nights may be drawing in now, but the Monthly Monday Pub Quiz goes rolling on… November’s quiz will feature the usual impossible questions and annoying answers that you knew you knew but just couldn’t remember.

    The pizza ovens will be on, so come down for pizza and show off your general knowledge (or general ignorance). Just £2 per person with cash and beer prizes, register from 7.30pm.

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  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    07/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    07/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

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  • Loughborough Fair
    All day
    08/11/2017-11/11/2017

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    Loughborough Fair will be in town Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th November. With around 100 attractions there’s something for everyone no matter what age you are.
    Fairs have been held in Loughborough for centuries, the first official Charter being granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Despencer, in 1221 by King Henry III.
    So why not come down and carry on the tradition of Loughborough Fair.

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  • Loughborough Fair
    All day
    09/11/2017-11/11/2017

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    Loughborough Fair will be in town Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th November. With around 100 attractions there’s something for everyone no matter what age you are.
    Fairs have been held in Loughborough for centuries, the first official Charter being granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Despencer, in 1221 by King Henry III.
    So why not come down and carry on the tradition of Loughborough Fair.

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  • Loughborough Fair
    All day
    10/11/2017-11/11/2017

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    Loughborough Fair will be in town Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th November. With around 100 attractions there’s something for everyone no matter what age you are.
    Fairs have been held in Loughborough for centuries, the first official Charter being granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Despencer, in 1221 by King Henry III.
    So why not come down and carry on the tradition of Loughborough Fair.

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    10/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    10/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Disco Toddlers – Guildhall Grantham
    10:30 -12:00
    10/11/2017

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    We are having a party! Join us for our hip club for pre-schoolers and their happening parents!
    We play a bit of everything from current tunes to rock and roll to disco, mixing it up to make it fun for mums and dads alike!
    Prebooking highly recommended to avoid disappointment. All children must be accompanied.
    £3/toddler (Adults free!)

     

  • Allington Social Afternoon
    15:20
    10/11/2017

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Meets every Friday afternoon in the Village Hall – 2-4.30.

    Open to all for conversation, cards, board games, darts, snooker etc.  Or why not try our new Quilting Group in the Village Hall every Friday 1.20-4.30?

    If you quilt or would like to learn, we are a friendly group and you will be most welcome to join.

    Admission for both the Social Club and the Quilting Group is £2 including refreshments.

  • GIN FESTIVAL LEICESTER 2017
    17:00 -23:00
    10/11/2017-11/11/2017

    19 Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QS, UK

    19 Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QS, UK

    GIN FESTIVAL LEICESTER 2017
    Described in Timeout as one of the “Top 10 things to do in 2016” Gin Festival is making a special trip to Leicester.
    We’ll be filling the glorious Athena with more than 100 gins, including exclusive gins available nowhere else, and unlimited tonic supplied by our event partner Fever-Tree.
    Gin lovers will also get the chance to meet gin brands in person, attend masterclasses from industry experts and try some gin cocktails.
    THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY OVER 18’S ONLY (ID MAY BE REQUIRED)
    Sign pointing to all the features at Gin Festival

    WHERE

    Athena, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD

    WHEN
    Friday 10th of November 2017 – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm
    Saturday 11th of November 2017 – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm
    Saturday 11th of November 2017 – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm

    EVENT DETAILS
    On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival.

    Our bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks. Tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer.

    Throughout the event there will be live music and entertainment, talks from gin industry experts, delicious food and lots of chit chat with other gin lovers!

    New to gin? Don’t worry! Our friendly staff are full of recommendations to get you going.

    If you have any questions, check out our FAQs – https://www.ginfestival.com/faqs

    This event is strictly over 18’s only (you may be asked for id)
    ———-

    Food and Drink in The Guardian – “GinFestival.com is proud to showcase some of the best gins in the world.”

    CBS News (USA) – “Of all the gin joints in all the world, one is hosting London’s First ever Gin Festival and it’s been a sellout.”

    Time out – “Top Ten Things to do in 2016.”

    The Daily Express – “Top places in the UK every gin lover must visit”.”

    Also featured on:

    BBC Radio Two Drivetime
    The Telegraph
    The Metro
    The Sun
    International Business Times
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  • Hawksworth Christmas Market
    18:30 -21:00
    10/11/2017

    1 Town St, Nottingham NG13 9DB, UK

    1 Town St, Nottingham NG13 9DB, UK

    We would like to invite you to join us for our winter wonderland Christmas Market. With a fantastic selection of hand picked trade stands inc Gonalston farm shop Deli, Mr Grundy Real Ale, hand crafted jewellery, and jars of award winning chutney and curds and much more. Tickets are priced at £5pp tickets include a turkey roll mulled wine or hot drink. Tickets to be purchased in advance. Tickets are available from Kelly & Jane at Top Farm. All proceeds will be slpit between Riding for the Disabled and Hawksworth church fund.

    We will have a licenced bar with a selection of Gins, ales, wines and beer. We will also have a tombola (prizes fromm the trade stands)

    Come along, bring your friends and family and lets make a night of it.

  • Forever Faye Canvas & Cocktails
    19:00 -22:00
    10/11/2017

    7 Harby Ln, Hose, Melton Mowbray LE14 4JR, UK

    7 Harby Ln, Hose, Melton Mowbray LE14 4JR, UK

    Hose Village Hall, Main Street, Hose, Melton Mowbray 7pm

    Paint a picture, great fun night, no experience needed, just try it and be amazed at your end result! Absolute beginners welcome.

    Includes all materials, step by step tuition & complimentary arrival cocktail.

    Cocktail & wine bar

    Tickets to be booked in advance , through FB, email kate@ff-af.co.uk or phone/ text 07910189833

    £15.00 per person pay cash on arrival

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  • Belton House 5k Parkrun
    All day
    11/11/2017

    What is Belton House parkrun?

    It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

    When is it?

    Every Saturday at 9:00am.

    Where is it?

    The event takes place at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LS. See Course page for more details.

    What does it cost to join in?

    Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

    How fast do I have to be?

    We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

    Belton House parkrun needs you!

    It is entirely organised by volunteers – email beltonhousehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

  • Loughborough Fair
    All day
    11/11/2017-11/11/2017

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    18 Market Pl, Loughborough LE11 3EA, UK

    Loughborough Fair will be in town Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th November. With around 100 attractions there’s something for everyone no matter what age you are.
    Fairs have been held in Loughborough for centuries, the first official Charter being granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Despencer, in 1221 by King Henry III.
    So why not come down and carry on the tradition of Loughborough Fair.

  • Blast Off! Festival Vintage & Retro Market
    All day
    11/11/2017

    2-4 Wilford St, Nottingham NG2 1AA, UK

    2-4 Wilford St, Nottingham NG2 1AA, UK

    == THE VINTAGE MARKET ==
    Blast Off! Festival Vintage & Retro Market in happening on Saturday 11th November and is an important part of the festival with DJs, food and workshops to entertain the shoppers.
    It is open to general public for £2 and FREE to festival wristbands holders. Family frendly. ALL WELCOME!

    == BOOK YOUR STALL == There’s still a few stalls available.
    Vendors of vintage and retro clothing, jewellery, accessories, home ware, vintage inspired crafts, vinyl sellers, both used and new, and anything that’s music/ vintage/ retro – 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s,… related, posters, stickers, badges, hairdressers, cake makers, this is your place!

    To book your stall download the booking form from the website www.blastoff-festival.co.uk #Market or email
    vintage-market@blastoff-festival.co.uk

    == THE FESTIVAL ==
    Blast Off! Festival is back in Nottingham for 2017, from the 9th to the 12th November. It’s a four-day festival celebrating music from the past, featuring legendary bands from the 60’s as far from America, Europe and the UK, plus a fantastic All-Female DJ crew playing th best of – 50’s Trash, 60’s garage, Rock n roll, R&B, Soul, Ye-Ye, Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Surf Instrumentals, Hammond Grooves, Boogaloo, Latin Calypso, Jamaican Ska, Frat, Psyche, Blues,… – you get the idea! 

  • GIN FESTIVAL LEICESTER 2017
    17:00 -23:00
    11/11/2017-11/11/2017

    19 Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QS, UK

    19 Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QS, UK

    GIN FESTIVAL LEICESTER 2017
    Described in Timeout as one of the “Top 10 things to do in 2016” Gin Festival is making a special trip to Leicester.
    We’ll be filling the glorious Athena with more than 100 gins, including exclusive gins available nowhere else, and unlimited tonic supplied by our event partner Fever-Tree.
    Gin lovers will also get the chance to meet gin brands in person, attend masterclasses from industry experts and try some gin cocktails.
    THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY OVER 18’S ONLY (ID MAY BE REQUIRED)
    Sign pointing to all the features at Gin Festival

    WHERE

    Athena, Queen St, Leicester LE1 1QD

    WHEN
    Friday 10th of November 2017 – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm
    Saturday 11th of November 2017 – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm
    Saturday 11th of November 2017 – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm

    EVENT DETAILS
    On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival.

    Our bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks. Tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer.

    Throughout the event there will be live music and entertainment, talks from gin industry experts, delicious food and lots of chit chat with other gin lovers!

    New to gin? Don’t worry! Our friendly staff are full of recommendations to get you going.

    If you have any questions, check out our FAQs – https://www.ginfestival.com/faqs

    This event is strictly over 18’s only (you may be asked for id)
    ———-

    Food and Drink in The Guardian – “GinFestival.com is proud to showcase some of the best gins in the world.”

    CBS News (USA) – “Of all the gin joints in all the world, one is hosting London’s First ever Gin Festival and it’s been a sellout.”

    Time out – “Top Ten Things to do in 2016.”

    The Daily Express – “Top places in the UK every gin lover must visit”.”

    Also featured on:

    BBC Radio Two Drivetime
    The Telegraph
    The Metro
    The Sun
    International Business Times
    Gin Festival reserves the right to carry out photography and/or video recording at their events for publicity purposes and to reproduce images and footage on our website. By entering into this Agreement, you agree that Gin Festival and any party authorised by the Gin Festival may use such images in perpetuity and in any format whatsoever. You further agree that copyright in these materials is owned by Gin Festival.
    By purchasing a ticket to a Gin Festival Event you consent to receiving information regarding this and other Gin Festival events and products. You may unsubscribe at any time.

  • Worry Dolls – Eastwell Village Hall
    19:00 -22:00
    11/11/2017

    Eastwell Village Hall

    Eastwell Village Hall

    11 Nov 7.30pm – Worry Dolls £14.00, £16.00 on the Door

     

    Worry Dolls are a tenacious female duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones.

    Their great chemistry and love of harmony led to them starting a contemporary bluegrass band. They could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force. It is a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar.

    They will be leading their 5-piece band.

  • Melton Theatre – Ali Cook
    20:00 -22:00
    11/11/2017

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

    Star of the West End magic spectacular ‘Impossible,’ ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ (ITV1), ‘Dirty Tricks’ (Ch4), ‘Monkey Magic’ (Five), ‘Psychic Secrets ‘(Five) and the ‘Jerry@Trick’ show with Jerry Sadowitz (Five).
    Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed.

    Suitable for ages 8+.

    “You blew us away” Penn & Teller
    “Immensely Funny” Daily Telegraph
    “His tricks are dazzling” The Daily Mail
    “Supremely talented” Time Out
    “Ali Cook’s illusions are thrilling” The Big Issue
    “Cook proves magic isn’t all about wearing ridiculous outfits & making the Statue of Liberty vanish.” Maxim Magazine.

    ★★★★★ Broadway Baby “The Show is Perfection”
    ★★★★ Mail on Sunday “A hugely impressive show that’s never short on spectacle… Genuinely astounding”
    ★★★★ Metro “Jaw dropping”
    ★★★★ Chortle “Awe-inspiring”
    ★★★★★Edinburgh Spotlight
    ★★★★The Herald Scotland
    ★★★★ Fest
    ★★★★ Fringe Guru

    Adult: £14
    Concessions: £12

  • Big Girls Don’t Cry
    20:00 -22:00
    11/11/2017

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

     

    Oh what a night

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

    Walk Like A Man and many more

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  • Car Boot Sales | Every Sunday 8.30am onwards
    08:00 -12:00
    12/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Car boot sales at Melton Market have been consistently on the increase and we now attract an average of over 100 cars, 40 vans and over 70 tables for the general public to view. With a fully concreted surface and first class facilities, Melton Market car boot sales is the best in the area, which is why it attracts thousands of people every Sunday.

    Car Boot Sales

    Every Sunday 8.30am onwards Stalls start closing at approximately 12:30pm
    (please note that on Bank Holiday weekends the car boot moves to the Monday).

    General admission costs 50p

    Mobile Chris Thomas 07771 611887, or 01664 784 714

  • Bacon Buttie Run in aid of Claypole School
    09:00 -11:00
    12/11/2017

    16 School Ln, Claypole, Newark NG23 5BQ, UK

    16 School Ln, Claypole, Newark NG23 5BQ, UK
    **BACON**

    Now we have your attention…

    We’re holding one of our famous Bacon Butty Runs in a couple of weeks, and we’d like to invite you to join us.

    Date: Sunday 12th November
    Time: 9am registration for 9.30am run
    Venue: Claypole School Hall
    Cost: £2.50 per person, to include a hot drink and a breakfast butty of your choice (bacon, sausage, or veggie/vegan option)
    There will be multiple route options, probably from 5k to 10k – details TBC.

    This will be a ticketed event, so don’t delay… get yours before they’re gone! Tickets will be available at Newark parkrun this Saturday. Just ask anyone in a NOTFAST top to point you in the right direction 🙂

    All surplus money from this event will be donated to a fund started by Craig Renton in memory of his wife, Heidi, and daughter, Isabella, who tragically lost their lives earlier this year. The fund will go towards a new MRI scanner for Nottingham University Hospitals.

    Non-running friends and family will also be welcome. They’ll still need a ticket, but they can relax and read the Sunday papers while they’re waiting for breakfast to be served.

     

  • Memorial Service Information
    10:00 -12:00
    12/11/2017

    Melton Mowbray

    Melton Band will accompany the procession, which will assemble in Chapel Street at 10.20am. It will then pass down Sage Cross Street, up Sherrard Street, to Leicester Street and Wilton Road, before the annual service of Remebrance is held in Memorial Gardens, with St Mary’s Church closed for renovation.Wreath-laying will take place at 10.45am.Following the service, at around 11.20am, the parade will form up again in High Street and march though the Market Place and Sherrard Street

     

    Granby, Colston Bassett, Cropwell Butler and Tythby all at 10.50(parade beforehand from 10.30 at Granby )Full details

     

    Orston whatton Aslockton Thoroton scarrington and Hawksworth will be in Orston this year, air cadets brownies and guides will March from the village hall to the church at 10:15 and the service starts at 10:45. A warm welcome awaits you all www.facebook.com/thecranmergroup

    Knipton War Memorial – Knipton 10:30 followed by coffee/tea at the village hall

    Newark

    In Newark, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry will be joined by 32 (Minden) Battery of the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery for a parade setting off from London Road carpark at 10.45am.

    The serving military will be joined by members of the Newark branch of the Royal British Legion and representatives of ex-Service Associations, as well as sea, army and air cadets.

    They will march via Baldertongate to the war memorial on Appletongate.

    Anyone wishing to take part should ensure they are at the carpark no later than 10.30am.

    The Mayor of Newark, Mrs Rita Crowe, will lead a civic procession from the Town Hall to the war memorial at 10.45am.

    A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the memorial at 10.55am, with prayers led by the Rev David Pickersgill.

     

    Grantham

    The parade will be able to go along the High Street on Sunday despite Lincolnshire Police being unable to support the event because of budget constraints.

    Volunteers will help marshall the parade which will start outside Grantham post office at 10.20am and make its way to St Wulfram’s church. The route was agreed following discussions between Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council highways department. Following a service at the church, the parade will reform and return along the High Street to St Peter’s Hill, taking the salute from the Mayor of Grantham outside the Guildhall.

    Read more at: http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/volunteers-make-sure-grantham-remembrance-day-parade-will-go-ahead-1-8231104

     

  • Table Top & Clothing Sale – Long Clawson Village Hall
    14:00 -16:00
    12/11/2017

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    We all love a rummage at a good old-fashioned jumble sale!

    Entry just 50p – under 16’s free

    Tea & coffee

    Raffle

    £10 per table for table top sale

    To book a table or donate clothes please contact 07803 055935. Clothing donations can be dropped off at the village hall from 12 midday on the day.

    All proceeds to Long Clawson school

  • Melton Theatre – Stephen K Amos
    20:00 -22:00
    12/11/2017

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

     

    Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

    After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.

    ‘Deliciously deft…we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout…you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

    ‘The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend’ Perth Now

    ‘Laughs came thick and fast throughout…don’t miss it’ The Age Melbourne

    ‘A note perfect hour’ ★★★★★ Metro

  • Acoustic Night – Geese & Fountain
    20:00 -22:00
    12/11/2017

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    Second Sunday of the month means it’s Acoustic Club time. All welcome: bring a song, an instrument, your voice or just your ears.

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  • Long Clawson Village Hall – Food & Gift Fayre
    All day
    14/11/2017-18/11/2017

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    Stalls already confirmed for this year include; The Melton Cheeseboard, Belvoir Brewery, Botterill Free Range Birds, Phoenix Crafts, Collars by Tilly, With…Chocolate, Dobson’s Delhi, Brunts Nursery, Utterly Pottery, Riverford Organics, Bowering Butchers, Lizzie’s Barkery, Lings Lane Larder, All About Deserts, Phoenix Gifts & Cards, On The Sands Deli, The Fairtrading Post, Utterly Pottery, Hambleton Bakery, cake decorating showcase, BBQ foods, local honey, preserves, gin, pies and giftware…with many more joining us soon!

    PLUS – THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A SIGNED LEICESTER TIGERS SHIRT!

    In it’s 19th year, this annual event features over 30 stalls, selling a wide range of local produce, crafts, gifts and refreshments. There is also activities for kids, and a raffle on the day with some incredible prizes!

    Run by Long Clawson volunteers, the event continues to be well-supported from across the Vale of Belvoir, with all proceeds going to local community charities.

    “Long Clawson’s food fayre goes from strength to strength”                                                                                                (Melton Times)

    “a lovely atmosphere…friendly and welcoming” (stallholder)

    “a great variety of stalls…high quality produce” (visitor)

  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    14/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    14/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

  • Vale of Belvoir U3A
    14:56
    14/11/2017

    5 Belvoir Rd, Bottesford, Nottingham NG13 0BG, UK

    5 Belvoir Rd, Bottesford, Nottingham NG13 0BG, UK

    Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2pm in Bottesford Village Hall.

    Annual membership £12, to include monthly meetins and newsletter.

     

    Multiple group activities are available to join – a charge of £1 for each attendance.

    Visitor taster meetings £1.

    Everyone welcome.

    For membership enquiries and further info please contact Mrs Marilyn Wilson-Baker on 01949 861041.

     

  • Takeaway Pizza Night – Geese & Fountain
    19:00 -21:37
    14/11/2017

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    With December being all about Christmas, November is your last chance for “take-away Tuesdays” this year. Eat in or take away, with 20% discount on both food and beer to take away.

    This week it’s pizza, with our freshly cooked thin and crispy Italian style pizzas topped with the finest mozzarella and our very own tomato sauce, and your favourite toppings.

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  • Long Clawson Village Hall – Food & Gift Fayre
    All day
    15/11/2017-18/11/2017

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    Stalls already confirmed for this year include; The Melton Cheeseboard, Belvoir Brewery, Botterill Free Range Birds, Phoenix Crafts, Collars by Tilly, With…Chocolate, Dobson’s Delhi, Brunts Nursery, Utterly Pottery, Riverford Organics, Bowering Butchers, Lizzie’s Barkery, Lings Lane Larder, All About Deserts, Phoenix Gifts & Cards, On The Sands Deli, The Fairtrading Post, Utterly Pottery, Hambleton Bakery, cake decorating showcase, BBQ foods, local honey, preserves, gin, pies and giftware…with many more joining us soon!

    PLUS – THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A SIGNED LEICESTER TIGERS SHIRT!

    In it’s 19th year, this annual event features over 30 stalls, selling a wide range of local produce, crafts, gifts and refreshments. There is also activities for kids, and a raffle on the day with some incredible prizes!

    Run by Long Clawson volunteers, the event continues to be well-supported from across the Vale of Belvoir, with all proceeds going to local community charities.

    “Long Clawson’s food fayre goes from strength to strength”                                                                                                (Melton Times)

    “a lovely atmosphere…friendly and welcoming” (stallholder)

    “a great variety of stalls…high quality produce” (visitor)

  • Orston Garden Club
    14:50
    15/11/2017

    1 Lombard St, Orston, Nottingham NG13 9NF, UK

    1 Lombard St, Orston, Nottingham NG13 9NF, UK

    Meetings held 3rd Wednesday of the month at Orston Village Hall.

    7.30pm

    Membership single £20
    Joint £35
    Visitors £3/meeting

    Varied and interesting speakers.

    Refreshments and a v warm welcome to all. Tel Sue 01949 850817 or Lyn 01949 850010

  • The Arts Society, Grantham
    15:24 -15:25
    15/11/2017

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    Meetings held at the Guildhall Arts Centre.

    3rd Tuesday of the month for Lectures by professional NADDFAS speakers on all aspects of Fine Art

    paintings, furniture, china & sculpture etc

    Please contact the membership secretary, Janice Ferguson tel: 01664 474246 email lferg88150@aol.com

     

  • Hairspray Jr – Newark Palace Theatre
    19:00 -22:00
    15/11/2017

    The Stable, 8 Appleton Gate, Newark NG24 1JY, UK

    The Stable, 8 Appleton Gate, Newark NG24 1JY, UK

    Hairspray Jr
    Wednesday November 15. £9.00, £8.00 Concession.
    Presented by New Youth Theatre.

    New Youth Theatre present Hairspray Jr. It’s 1962 and the big haired teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the local teenage TV dance programme. When she learns a few dance moves from her good friend Seaweed, her with comes true and she becomes am instant local celebrity. A fun show full of big character and great songs, makes for a great evening of entertainment
  • Wuthering Heights – Grantham Guildhall
    19:00 -21:00
    15/11/2017

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    Emily Jane Brontë’s only novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written.
    Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.
    With live music, multiple characterisation, humour and inventiveness this story is as enjoyably engaging as should be in the reliable hands of Hotbuckle!

  • Melton Theatre – Jason Manford
    20:00 -22:00
    15/11/2017

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

     

    “He’s blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can’t manufacture” – Daily Telegraph

    Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

    ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.

    “Effortlessly entertaining” – Evening Standard

    www.jasonmanford.com

    *** Please note this event is scheduled to take place at our increased capacity of 500 seats. Tickets are being sold on an unreserved, general allocation basis ***

    Adult: £16

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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    17/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Long Clawson Village Hall – Food & Gift Fayre
    All day
    17/11/2017-18/11/2017

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    Stalls already confirmed for this year include; The Melton Cheeseboard, Belvoir Brewery, Botterill Free Range Birds, Phoenix Crafts, Collars by Tilly, With…Chocolate, Dobson’s Delhi, Brunts Nursery, Utterly Pottery, Riverford Organics, Bowering Butchers, Lizzie’s Barkery, Lings Lane Larder, All About Deserts, Phoenix Gifts & Cards, On The Sands Deli, The Fairtrading Post, Utterly Pottery, Hambleton Bakery, cake decorating showcase, BBQ foods, local honey, preserves, gin, pies and giftware…with many more joining us soon!

    PLUS – THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A SIGNED LEICESTER TIGERS SHIRT!

    In it’s 19th year, this annual event features over 30 stalls, selling a wide range of local produce, crafts, gifts and refreshments. There is also activities for kids, and a raffle on the day with some incredible prizes!

    Run by Long Clawson volunteers, the event continues to be well-supported from across the Vale of Belvoir, with all proceeds going to local community charities.

    “Long Clawson’s food fayre goes from strength to strength”                                                                                                (Melton Times)

    “a lovely atmosphere…friendly and welcoming” (stallholder)

    “a great variety of stalls…high quality produce” (visitor)

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    17/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    17/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Allington Social Afternoon
    15:20
    17/11/2017

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Meets every Friday afternoon in the Village Hall – 2-4.30.

    Open to all for conversation, cards, board games, darts, snooker etc.  Or why not try our new Quilting Group in the Village Hall every Friday 1.20-4.30?

    If you quilt or would like to learn, we are a friendly group and you will be most welcome to join.

    Admission for both the Social Club and the Quilting Group is £2 including refreshments.

  • Zero – Guildhall Grantham
    19:00 -22:00
    17/11/2017

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    8 St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

    Since time is distance in space, time is memory on the structure of space. Without Memory, there is no time. Without time, there is no memory.” Nassim Haramein

    Submerge into Humanhood’s hypnotic and powerful piece. A visually and sonically mesmerising performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey.

    Experience this spiritual & tribal dance and get transported into a dream-like world of imagination and beauty.

    ZERO is Humanhood’s first full length piece and has been researched and created over a period of one year and a half.

  • Prosecco Fest – Nottingham
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017-19/11/2017

    761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

    761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

    THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL FOR PROSECCO LOVERS COMES TO NOTTINGHAM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

    Win tickets! Click here!

    Fizz for all as we bring to Nottingham a festival of fizz for you to indulge in with a huge number of Prosecco, Spumante, Cava, Brut, Pink Champagne, and a range of Prosecco cocktails to taste throughout each session. Those who love more than just Prosecco don’t fret, we have a range of other cocktails and drinks to whet the appetite as well.

    For the first time ProseccoFestUk comes to Nottingham two days of fizzy fun! Hosted at the incredible venue of The Grand Marquee, Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham.

    Expect to see amazing bands, delicious street food and a whole host of amazing new prosecco flavours and tastes like never before.

    Sign up below for more information and to be the first to get your hands on our Pre-Release discounted tickets!

    Description

    Prosecco Fest comes to Nottingham for the very first time this November for a delectable day of indulgence of Prosecco, Cocktails, Fine wines and street food!

    Add this date to your diary, this is a festival that can not be missed!

    With over 20 different types of prosecco on offer for you to try!

    Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November –

    Friday Night – 7pm – Midnight

    Saturday afternoon – 12:00 – 17:00

    Saturday Night – 7pm – Midnight

    Register for tickets now at –
    ProseccofestUK.com/nottingham

    This event will sell out quickly!

    Tickets from just £12.50!

    Win 4 x tickets to this event! Tag your friends in the comments or the event wall to enter!

    18+ event – ROAR – Proudly in association with Best Parties Ever

  • Belvoir Brewery – Ten Years Gone
    19:00 -22:00
    17/11/2017

    Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK

    Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK

    10 Year Anniversary Celebration – November 17th, 2017

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    We’re having a party…it’s free entry…and you’re all invited!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    To celebrate 10 years of the Belvoir Brewery Visitor Centre we’re having a party at the Alehouse in Old Dalby on Friday 17th November. Doors open at 7 and we’d like to invite all customers old and new to join us. Alehouse manager Craig Lines is looking forward to extending a warm welcome to all who turn up on the night.

    It promises to be a great celebratory occasion and along with our usual supply of Star Quality Beers brewed yards away, food will be available to purchase from the bar. We’re also really excited to team up with our old friend Howard Rose who will be performing live on the night.

    Back in 2006 founder and head brewer Colin Brown had reached capacity in the old brewery at Woodhill farm at the top of Dalby Hill, so along with brewing he was busy trying to find some new premises to enable the business to grow and offer a facility for visitors to see and learn more about beer, as well as display many of the brewery artefacts collected over the years. Of course the bigger brewery also enabled him to brew even more wonderful beer for everybody to enjoy!

    The project was supported under the England Rural Development Programme and work commenced at the beginning of March 2007 at a new location on the east side of the village of Old Dalby. The opening was featured in the 2008 February/March edition of the Nottingham Drinker, a copy of which was handed to Colin at last year’s Nottingham Beer & Cider festival.

    Come down…have a drink…enjoy yourself…and have a chat with owner, MD, and Master Brewer Colin Brown to find out what it’s like to run your own brewery for 22 years.

    We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

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  • The Rogues – White Lion, Melton
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017

    24 Nottingham St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1NW, UK

    24 Nottingham St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1NW, UK

    The White Lion: ‘The Rogues’ 7pm

    ‘The Rogues’ were formed a little over 2 years ago by Rob Peasant (Vocals and Guitar) and Lee Jaimes (Vocals and Percussion).Both have worked in Pro and Semi Pro bands for many years with Rob on Drums during this time. Rob and Lee worked together in Leicester band The Boys of 61 for 4 years before deciding to try their hand at an occasional duo gig. Little did they know how it would take off and that they would become one of Leicestershire’s busiest duos! The Rogues play a great range of material from the 50s to present day, targeting all age groups and types of venues. They are also known for their light-hearted mickey taking both with each other, and poor unsuspecting audience members!

    Catch The Rogues at The White Lion Inn, Melton Mowbray on Fri 17th Nov from 7.00pm and check out their Facebook page..The Rogues… for up and coming events.

  • The Generous Britton (Genny B): ‘Sunday Hut’ (Debut) 9.30pm
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017

    11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

    11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

    The Generous Britton (Genny B): ‘Sunday Hut’ (Debut) 9.30pm

    ‘Sunday Hut’ is a five-piece band originating from Melton Mowbray, consisting of five friends who go back more than fifteen years. The band came together because of a shared passion for all different genres of music and a mutual love for having a great time. Expect to hear songs ranging from Kasabian to Thin Lizzy and from Marvin Gaye to The Cure.

    Thanks to the Melton Gig Guide for all the amazing info 🙂 

  • The Sugar Loaf (Ab Kettleby): ‘Rainer’ 9pm
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017

    2 Nottingham Rd, Ab Kettleby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3JB, UK

    2 Nottingham Rd, Ab Kettleby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3JB, UK

    The Sugar Loaf (Ab Kettleby): ‘Rainer’ 9pm

    I first saw Rainer quite a few years back now. I was supposed to go and visit the other live Music hostelries too that night. Instead I got another beer, had a dance and gave myself the night off to watch the rest of their set.  ‘Rainer’ – LIVE MUSIC AT ITS BEST!

    Friday 17th November sees the excellent RAINER return to The Sugar Loafl. This superb 4 piece boasts 3 alternating male/female lead vocals with all the harmonies in-between. Playing songs from Blondie? Killers, Pretenders, ABBA, Train, Texas, Bowie. T-Rex, Katy Perry, Fleetwood Mac, Waterboys, Tears for Fears, Stereophonics and many more. There really is something for everyone so don’t miss them.

    www.facebook.com/rainer.uk

    Totally live show reel is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6YSQLlPz2M

     

  • The Crown: ‘Dave the Rock Band’ (Tiger Room Upstairs!) 9pm (Last Gig)
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017

    10 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE, UK

    10 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE, UK

    ‘Dave the Rock Band’ …will be playing the final gig of the year in Melton. Upstairs in The Tiger Room at The Crown.  They’ll be looking forward to seeing old friends from Hinckley, Syston, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Notts – in fact, all of the minor villages on the edge of Meltonshire.

    Dave The Roctelriesk Band return to Melton playing the high energy rock classics you love to hear. We’ll take you on a musical Journey, safe from the Sanctuary of The Darkness, playing that Funky Music to your One and Only. From Hendrix guitar riffs, to laying in a Bed of Roses with that Sweet Child O’ Mine. Come on down to the Genny B, and you too could be Livin’ On A Prayer.

    Dave was conceived in December 2013 at various Open Mic nights in Melton and Loughborough. After a very ad-hoc rendition of Sweet Child Of Mine. James & Matt met up with Andy & Chris on 23rd December at The Crown. When asked what their bands name was, and not really having one “so we just called him Dave” So, on that night, ‘Dave the Rock Band’ was born.  So it seems appropriate that ‘Dave’ play one last time in the place where it all started as Matt will be concentrating on his other band Cocked n Loaded.

    Melton Gig Guide owes a massive debt of gratitude to Matt, as he was the first to not just offer advice when www.meltongigguide.co.uk broke last year, but he also ported our domain to his own hosting company (Where it still resides) and provided Pete with the software to build a new and better website. So when you see him, shake him by the hand!

    Photo Courtesy of Paul ‘Manny’ Manson

  • Howard Rose, Belvoir Brewery
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017

    Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK

    Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK

    Belvoir Brewery (Old Dalby): ‘Howard Rose’ 7pm

    ‘Howard Rose’ will be playing an Acoustic set at to celebrate ten years of Belvoir Brewery. He will also play a big selection of classics and party hits from Adelle, Carole King, Queen, Sam Smith, The Beatles, AC/DC, Bill Withers, Labrinth & The Stereophonics as well as some of Howard’s best songs.

    Subsidised Travel back to Melton available (Subject to availability!) early booking essential 01664 823455

    http://www.meltongigguide.co.uk

  • The Noels Arms: ‘Echo Drive’ (Debut)
    19:00 -23:00
    17/11/2017

    Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    The Noels Arms: ‘Echo Drive’ (Debut) 8.30pm

    Leicester based 4-piece ‘Echo Drive work’ as a function band all over the UK, providing entertainment for weddings and events. This kind of work dictates they maintain a “something for everyone” approach to their set list. Having said that, with Echo Drive, you get an authentic sounding band even though they move from nu-folk to classic rock and 90’s Indie; from funk to Pop and even some Electro and Dance numbers. They are driven by well-known local singer Calder McLaughlin and his gravelled, characterful Vocal. Calder is then backed by the exceptionally gifted Guitar style of Greg Shute; multi-instrumentalist Dan Monk on bass and keys and solid as a rock young drummer Josh Budgen. With live samples and Backing vocals to polish the Sound. These guys are guaranteed to entertain.

    Thanks to Melton Gig Guide for the info 🙂

     

  • Melton Theatre – Jethro: Bull & Bonkers
    19:30 -22:00
    17/11/2017

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

    31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

     

    A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage.
    Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.

    Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage…

    Adult: £21

  • String Henge – Richard Durrant @ The Thomas Cranmer Centre
    19:30 -22:00
    17/11/2017

    Old Post Office, Main St, Aslockton, Nottingham NG13 9AL, UK

    Old Post Office, Main St, Aslockton, Nottingham NG13 9AL, UK

    Richard Durrant presents a concert inspired by the British Isles.

    Back, Durrant, Purcell, Elgar, British Folk

    Tickets £12.50

    Tel: 07894 163502

    Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton

    https://www.youtube.com/user/richarddurrant

  • More events
    • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
      All day
      17/11/2017-11/12/2017

      Oakham

      11 December 2017
      Victoria Hall & High St

       

      Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

      Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

      There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

      Free parking from 3pm

      Grantham

      26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

      Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

      South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

      Melton Mowbray

      1 December 2017

      10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

      Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

       

      Newark on Trent

      26 November 2017

      11am-5.30pm

      Market Square

      The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

      A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

      There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

       

      West Bridgford

      2 December 2017

      5pm with events all day Central Avenue

      This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

      There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

      All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

      Central Avenue

      • Christmas market 9am-6pm
      • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
      • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

      Gordon Square

      • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
      • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
      • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

      Lincoln

      17 November 2017

      St Mark’s Shopping Centre

      Lights switch on 6.15pm

       

       

      Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

      Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

      Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

      There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

      Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

      Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

      St Marks Shopping Centre

      Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

      The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

      City Square

      City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

      A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

      High Street

      Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

      The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

       

      Nottingham

      17 November 2017

      6.45pm Market Square

       

      Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

      For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

      Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

      Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

      During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

      Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

       

      Leicester

      23 November 2017

      5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

      The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

      The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

      Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

      Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

       

       

      Stamford

      29 November 2017

      10am-6pm

      High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

      The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
       
       
       
       
    • Long Clawson Village Hall - Food & Gift Fayre
      All day
      17/11/2017-18/11/2017
      5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK
      5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

      Stalls already confirmed for this year include; The Melton Cheeseboard, Belvoir Brewery, Botterill Free Range Birds, Phoenix Crafts, Collars by Tilly, With…Chocolate, Dobson’s Delhi, Brunts Nursery, Utterly Pottery, Riverford Organics, Bowering Butchers, Lizzie’s Barkery, Lings Lane Larder, All About Deserts, Phoenix Gifts & Cards, On The Sands Deli, The Fairtrading Post, Utterly Pottery, Hambleton Bakery, cake decorating showcase, BBQ foods, local honey, preserves, gin, pies and giftware…with many more joining us soon!

      PLUS – THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A SIGNED LEICESTER TIGERS SHIRT!

      In it’s 19th year, this annual event features over 30 stalls, selling a wide range of local produce, crafts, gifts and refreshments. There is also activities for kids, and a raffle on the day with some incredible prizes!

      Run by Long Clawson volunteers, the event continues to be well-supported from across the Vale of Belvoir, with all proceeds going to local community charities.

      “Long Clawson’s food fayre goes from strength to strength”                                                                                                (Melton Times)

      “a lovely atmosphere…friendly and welcoming” (stallholder)

      “a great variety of stalls…high quality produce” (visitor)

    • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
      08:00 -13:00
      17/11/2017
      33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK
      33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

      Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

      Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

      The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

       

      Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

      1324 Espresso

      Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

      Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

      Jenny’s Cuisine

      Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

       

      Cards by Marilyn

      Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

      Fair Game Foods

      Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

      Slightly potty

      Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

      19 Gales

      19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

      Scarborough Fayre

      Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

      Melton Cheeseboard

      We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

      Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

      Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

      However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

      Hambleton Bakery

      In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

      Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

      Grasmere Farm

      At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

      Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

       

      Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

      Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

      All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

      Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

      Handmade Mary

      Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

      Stones Dairy

      We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

      Braysby Farm

      Free range fresh eggs.

      Hollands Nursery

      Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

      Ryan’s Health foods

      Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

      Jason Wilson’s plants

      For all your garden needs.

      Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

      For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

    • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
      08:00 -13:00
      17/11/2017
      33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK
      33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

      Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

      Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

      Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

      For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

    • Allington Social Afternoon
      15:20
      17/11/2017
      Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK
      Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

      Meets every Friday afternoon in the Village Hall – 2-4.30.

      Open to all for conversation, cards, board games, darts, snooker etc.  Or why not try our new Quilting Group in the Village Hall every Friday 1.20-4.30?

      If you quilt or would like to learn, we are a friendly group and you will be most welcome to join.

      Admission for both the Social Club and the Quilting Group is £2 including refreshments.

    • Zero - Guildhall Grantham
      19:00 -22:00
      17/11/2017
      8 St Peter's Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK
      8 St Peter's Hill, Grantham NG31 6QB, UK

      Since time is distance in space, time is memory on the structure of space. Without Memory, there is no time. Without time, there is no memory.” Nassim Haramein

      Submerge into Humanhood’s hypnotic and powerful piece. A visually and sonically mesmerising performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey.

      Experience this spiritual & tribal dance and get transported into a dream-like world of imagination and beauty.

      ZERO is Humanhood’s first full length piece and has been researched and created over a period of one year and a half.

    • Prosecco Fest - Nottingham
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017-19/11/2017
      761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK
      761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

      THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL FOR PROSECCO LOVERS COMES TO NOTTINGHAM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

      Win tickets! Click here!

      Fizz for all as we bring to Nottingham a festival of fizz for you to indulge in with a huge number of Prosecco, Spumante, Cava, Brut, Pink Champagne, and a range of Prosecco cocktails to taste throughout each session. Those who love more than just Prosecco don’t fret, we have a range of other cocktails and drinks to whet the appetite as well.

      For the first time ProseccoFestUk comes to Nottingham two days of fizzy fun! Hosted at the incredible venue of The Grand Marquee, Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham.

      Expect to see amazing bands, delicious street food and a whole host of amazing new prosecco flavours and tastes like never before.

      Sign up below for more information and to be the first to get your hands on our Pre-Release discounted tickets!

      Description

      Prosecco Fest comes to Nottingham for the very first time this November for a delectable day of indulgence of Prosecco, Cocktails, Fine wines and street food!

      Add this date to your diary, this is a festival that can not be missed!

      With over 20 different types of prosecco on offer for you to try!

      Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November –

      Friday Night – 7pm – Midnight

      Saturday afternoon – 12:00 – 17:00

      Saturday Night – 7pm – Midnight

      Register for tickets now at –
      ProseccofestUK.com/nottingham

      This event will sell out quickly!

      Tickets from just £12.50!

      Win 4 x tickets to this event! Tag your friends in the comments or the event wall to enter!

      18+ event – ROAR – Proudly in association with Best Parties Ever

    • Belvoir Brewery - Ten Years Gone
      19:00 -22:00
      17/11/2017
      Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK
      Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK

      10 Year Anniversary Celebration – November 17th, 2017

      17/10/2017

      We’re having a party…it’s free entry…and you’re all invited!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      To celebrate 10 years of the Belvoir Brewery Visitor Centre we’re having a party at the Alehouse in Old Dalby on Friday 17th November. Doors open at 7 and we’d like to invite all customers old and new to join us. Alehouse manager Craig Lines is looking forward to extending a warm welcome to all who turn up on the night.

      It promises to be a great celebratory occasion and along with our usual supply of Star Quality Beers brewed yards away, food will be available to purchase from the bar. We’re also really excited to team up with our old friend Howard Rose who will be performing live on the night.

      Back in 2006 founder and head brewer Colin Brown had reached capacity in the old brewery at Woodhill farm at the top of Dalby Hill, so along with brewing he was busy trying to find some new premises to enable the business to grow and offer a facility for visitors to see and learn more about beer, as well as display many of the brewery artefacts collected over the years. Of course the bigger brewery also enabled him to brew even more wonderful beer for everybody to enjoy!

      The project was supported under the England Rural Development Programme and work commenced at the beginning of March 2007 at a new location on the east side of the village of Old Dalby. The opening was featured in the 2008 February/March edition of the Nottingham Drinker, a copy of which was handed to Colin at last year’s Nottingham Beer & Cider festival.

      Come down…have a drink…enjoy yourself…and have a chat with owner, MD, and Master Brewer Colin Brown to find out what it’s like to run your own brewery for 22 years.

      We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

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    • The Rogues - White Lion, Melton
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017
      24 Nottingham St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1NW, UK
      24 Nottingham St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1NW, UK

      The White Lion: ‘The Rogues’ 7pm

      ‘The Rogues’ were formed a little over 2 years ago by Rob Peasant (Vocals and Guitar) and Lee Jaimes (Vocals and Percussion).Both have worked in Pro and Semi Pro bands for many years with Rob on Drums during this time. Rob and Lee worked together in Leicester band The Boys of 61 for 4 years before deciding to try their hand at an occasional duo gig. Little did they know how it would take off and that they would become one of Leicestershire’s busiest duos! The Rogues play a great range of material from the 50s to present day, targeting all age groups and types of venues. They are also known for their light-hearted mickey taking both with each other, and poor unsuspecting audience members!

      Catch The Rogues at The White Lion Inn, Melton Mowbray on Fri 17th Nov from 7.00pm and check out their Facebook page..The Rogues… for up and coming events.

    • The Generous Britton (Genny B): ‘Sunday Hut’ (Debut) 9.30pm
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017
      11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK
      11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

      The Generous Britton (Genny B): ‘Sunday Hut’ (Debut) 9.30pm

      ‘Sunday Hut’ is a five-piece band originating from Melton Mowbray, consisting of five friends who go back more than fifteen years. The band came together because of a shared passion for all different genres of music and a mutual love for having a great time. Expect to hear songs ranging from Kasabian to Thin Lizzy and from Marvin Gaye to The Cure.

      Thanks to the Melton Gig Guide for all the amazing info 🙂 

    • The Sugar Loaf (Ab Kettleby): ‘Rainer’ 9pm
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017
      2 Nottingham Rd, Ab Kettleby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3JB, UK
      2 Nottingham Rd, Ab Kettleby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3JB, UK

      The Sugar Loaf (Ab Kettleby): ‘Rainer’ 9pm

      I first saw Rainer quite a few years back now. I was supposed to go and visit the other live Music hostelries too that night. Instead I got another beer, had a dance and gave myself the night off to watch the rest of their set.  ‘Rainer’ – LIVE MUSIC AT ITS BEST!

      Friday 17th November sees the excellent RAINER return to The Sugar Loafl. This superb 4 piece boasts 3 alternating male/female lead vocals with all the harmonies in-between. Playing songs from Blondie? Killers, Pretenders, ABBA, Train, Texas, Bowie. T-Rex, Katy Perry, Fleetwood Mac, Waterboys, Tears for Fears, Stereophonics and many more. There really is something for everyone so don’t miss them.

      www.facebook.com/rainer.uk

      Totally live show reel is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6YSQLlPz2M

       

    • The Crown: ‘Dave the Rock Band’ (Tiger Room Upstairs!) 9pm (Last Gig)
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017
      10 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE, UK
      10 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE, UK

      ‘Dave the Rock Band’ …will be playing the final gig of the year in Melton. Upstairs in The Tiger Room at The Crown.  They’ll be looking forward to seeing old friends from Hinckley, Syston, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Notts – in fact, all of the minor villages on the edge of Meltonshire.

      Dave The Roctelriesk Band return to Melton playing the high energy rock classics you love to hear. We’ll take you on a musical Journey, safe from the Sanctuary of The Darkness, playing that Funky Music to your One and Only. From Hendrix guitar riffs, to laying in a Bed of Roses with that Sweet Child O’ Mine. Come on down to the Genny B, and you too could be Livin’ On A Prayer.

      Dave was conceived in December 2013 at various Open Mic nights in Melton and Loughborough. After a very ad-hoc rendition of Sweet Child Of Mine. James & Matt met up with Andy & Chris on 23rd December at The Crown. When asked what their bands name was, and not really having one “so we just called him Dave” So, on that night, ‘Dave the Rock Band’ was born.  So it seems appropriate that ‘Dave’ play one last time in the place where it all started as Matt will be concentrating on his other band Cocked n Loaded.

      Melton Gig Guide owes a massive debt of gratitude to Matt, as he was the first to not just offer advice when www.meltongigguide.co.uk broke last year, but he also ported our domain to his own hosting company (Where it still resides) and provided Pete with the software to build a new and better website. So when you see him, shake him by the hand!

      Photo Courtesy of Paul ‘Manny’ Manson

    • Howard Rose, Belvoir Brewery
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017
      Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK
      Artisan Rd, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3NQ, UK

      Belvoir Brewery (Old Dalby): ‘Howard Rose’ 7pm

      ‘Howard Rose’ will be playing an Acoustic set at to celebrate ten years of Belvoir Brewery. He will also play a big selection of classics and party hits from Adelle, Carole King, Queen, Sam Smith, The Beatles, AC/DC, Bill Withers, Labrinth & The Stereophonics as well as some of Howard’s best songs.

      Subsidised Travel back to Melton available (Subject to availability!) early booking essential 01664 823455

      http://www.meltongigguide.co.uk

    • The Noels Arms: ‘Echo Drive’ (Debut)
      19:00 -23:00
      17/11/2017
      Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK
      Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

      The Noels Arms: ‘Echo Drive’ (Debut) 8.30pm

      Leicester based 4-piece ‘Echo Drive work’ as a function band all over the UK, providing entertainment for weddings and events. This kind of work dictates they maintain a “something for everyone” approach to their set list. Having said that, with Echo Drive, you get an authentic sounding band even though they move from nu-folk to classic rock and 90’s Indie; from funk to Pop and even some Electro and Dance numbers. They are driven by well-known local singer Calder McLaughlin and his gravelled, characterful Vocal. Calder is then backed by the exceptionally gifted Guitar style of Greg Shute; multi-instrumentalist Dan Monk on bass and keys and solid as a rock young drummer Josh Budgen. With live samples and Backing vocals to polish the Sound. These guys are guaranteed to entertain.

      Thanks to Melton Gig Guide for the info 🙂

       

    • Melton Theatre - Jethro: Bull & Bonkers
      19:30 -22:00
      17/11/2017
      31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK
      31-41 A6006, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ, UK

       

      A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage.
      Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.

      Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage…

      Adult: £21

    • String Henge - Richard Durrant @ The Thomas Cranmer Centre
      19:30 -22:00
      17/11/2017
      Old Post Office, Main St, Aslockton, Nottingham NG13 9AL, UK
      Old Post Office, Main St, Aslockton, Nottingham NG13 9AL, UK

      Richard Durrant presents a concert inspired by the British Isles.

      Back, Durrant, Purcell, Elgar, British Folk

      Tickets £12.50

      Tel: 07894 163502

      Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton

      https://www.youtube.com/user/richarddurrant

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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    18/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Long Clawson Village Hall – Food & Gift Fayre
    All day
    18/11/2017-18/11/2017

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

    Stalls already confirmed for this year include; The Melton Cheeseboard, Belvoir Brewery, Botterill Free Range Birds, Phoenix Crafts, Collars by Tilly, With…Chocolate, Dobson’s Delhi, Brunts Nursery, Utterly Pottery, Riverford Organics, Bowering Butchers, Lizzie’s Barkery, Lings Lane Larder, All About Deserts, Phoenix Gifts & Cards, On The Sands Deli, The Fairtrading Post, Utterly Pottery, Hambleton Bakery, cake decorating showcase, BBQ foods, local honey, preserves, gin, pies and giftware…with many more joining us soon!

    PLUS – THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A SIGNED LEICESTER TIGERS SHIRT!

    In it’s 19th year, this annual event features over 30 stalls, selling a wide range of local produce, crafts, gifts and refreshments. There is also activities for kids, and a raffle on the day with some incredible prizes!

    Run by Long Clawson volunteers, the event continues to be well-supported from across the Vale of Belvoir, with all proceeds going to local community charities.

    “Long Clawson’s food fayre goes from strength to strength”                                                                                                (Melton Times)

    “a lovely atmosphere…friendly and welcoming” (stallholder)

    “a great variety of stalls…high quality produce” (visitor)

  • Belton House 5k Parkrun
    All day
    18/11/2017

    What is Belton House parkrun?

    It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

    When is it?

    Every Saturday at 9:00am.

    Where is it?

    The event takes place at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LS. See Course page for more details.

    What does it cost to join in?

    Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

    How fast do I have to be?

    We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

    Belton House parkrun needs you!

    It is entirely organised by volunteers – email beltonhousehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

  • Melton Mowbray ChocFest
    10:00 -16:00
    18/11/2017-19/11/2017
    31 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT, UK

    31 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT, UK

    Get ready for Christmas 2017 at 2nd annual ChocFest

    One of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals, this is a real celebration of all things chocolate; chocolates, chocolate cakes, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits and even chocolate pizzas, kebabs, wine and beer! Other stands will be selling cakes, pies, champagne, wine and other goods in the run up to Christmas.

    All under cover with plenty of hot chocolate, mulled wine and spiced cider in case it gets cold! Visitors can also book our very popular chocolate workshops to get hands on experience on how to make their own chocolates – just in time for Christmas.

    Tickets £5

    Available online or in person from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray or local ticket office

     

    BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE HERE

  • Prosecco Fest – Nottingham
    19:00 -23:00
    18/11/2017-19/11/2017

    761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

    761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

    THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL FOR PROSECCO LOVERS COMES TO NOTTINGHAM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

    Win tickets! Click here!

    Fizz for all as we bring to Nottingham a festival of fizz for you to indulge in with a huge number of Prosecco, Spumante, Cava, Brut, Pink Champagne, and a range of Prosecco cocktails to taste throughout each session. Those who love more than just Prosecco don’t fret, we have a range of other cocktails and drinks to whet the appetite as well.

    For the first time ProseccoFestUk comes to Nottingham two days of fizzy fun! Hosted at the incredible venue of The Grand Marquee, Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham.

    Expect to see amazing bands, delicious street food and a whole host of amazing new prosecco flavours and tastes like never before.

    Sign up below for more information and to be the first to get your hands on our Pre-Release discounted tickets!

    Description

    Prosecco Fest comes to Nottingham for the very first time this November for a delectable day of indulgence of Prosecco, Cocktails, Fine wines and street food!

    Add this date to your diary, this is a festival that can not be missed!

    With over 20 different types of prosecco on offer for you to try!

    Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November –

    Friday Night – 7pm – Midnight

    Saturday afternoon – 12:00 – 17:00

    Saturday Night – 7pm – Midnight

    Register for tickets now at –
    ProseccofestUK.com/nottingham

    This event will sell out quickly!

    Tickets from just £12.50!

    Win 4 x tickets to this event! Tag your friends in the comments or the event wall to enter!

    18+ event – ROAR – Proudly in association with Best Parties Ever

  • Twyford Village Hall: Brilliance (Drama) 7.30pm
    19:00 -23:00
    18/11/2017

    5 Main St, Twyford, Melton Mowbray LE14 2HU, UK

    5 Main St, Twyford, Melton Mowbray LE14 2HU, UK

    Twyford Village Hall: Brilliance (Drama) 7.30pm

    From the company that brought you It’s A Wonderful Life, The Iranian Feast and Yørgjin Oxo, we now bring you Brilliance a show with music made especially for village halls.

    BRILLIANCE…

    1963, winter. Everyone is gathering in the village hall.

    Daisy places her hand on the switch, presses it down, and life is never the same again.

    Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allows us to gather and sing long into the night.

    Brilliance is a 90-minute theatrical event that celebrates progress and change in a bright new world.

    Bar open before and after the performance, plus raffle .
    Where: Twyford Village Hall, Main Street, Twyford LE14 2HU
    When: Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm start. (105 minute running time)
    Tickets: Adult £10, under 15 £6.50. Discounts available for advance purchase and for 3 or more children.
    Contact: Phone 01664 840774 to book tickets, or enquire via our website:http://www.twyford-vh.org.

  • Frisby Village Hall (Frisby on the Wreake) ‘Monty’s Travellin Roadshow International’
    19:30 -22:00
    18/11/2017

    Criffel House, 14 Water Ln, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray LE14 2NP, UK

    Criffel House, 14 Water Ln, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray LE14 2NP, UK

    Frisby Village Hall (Frisby on the Wreake) : Frisby Live featuring ‘Monty’s Travellin Roadshow International’ 7.30pm

    Tickets £12 adv £15 on the Door 07703 648007

    Frisby Live Saturday 18th November presents a fantastic evening of pure quality music from ‘Montys Travellin Music Show International’. It’s rare to see this English German & French band in the UK . So don’t mess around book your Tickets now !! Also as Special Guest will be the fantastic and Frisby favourite JP Fair from Germany. It will also be the most welcomed return of the amazing Marten Alex Rolf on guitar after his illness. So please support this event and book early.

  • The Genny B: ‘Hells Eye’ 9.30pm
    20:00 -22:31
    18/11/2017

    11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

    11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

    The Genny B: ‘Hells Eye’ 9.30pm

    Leicester based rock/metal covers band ‘Hell’s Eye’ return to Melton’s Genny B to get the Saturday rockin’. If you like your classic metal from Maiden, Saxon, Scorpions, Metallica, Wasp, Dio, Thin Lizzy and many more, you’re in for a treat with their in your face twin guitar attack. Be great to see you down there 🎶🎵🎤🎸🤘

     

     

    Thank you Melton Gig Guide for the info 🙂

  • The Noels Arms: ‘The Cheeze’ 9.30pm
    20:00 -23:00
    18/11/2017

    Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    The Noels Arms: ‘The Cheeze’ 9.30pm

     ‘The Cheeze’ comprises three top Leicestershire musicians – Danny Willson (Guitar/Vocals), Norris (Bass/Vocals), and Gordy Taylor (Drums/Vocals). Covering classic Rock & Pop songs from the last century, (no Kaisers of Leon!), these lads have an impressive musical pedigree that includes Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, Showaddywaddy, The Ann Duggan Band and top NWOBHM rockers Brooklyn. A fun-filled guitar-fest of an evening is guaranteed with songs by The Faces, Deep Purple, Hendrix, Santana, Gary Moore & more, plus the odd obscurity from the likes of Edgar Winter & Focus! Requests, heckling & banter are positively encouraged and will be met with either mild abuse or a busked version of your favourite song. The Cheeze – purveyors of creamy, full-flavoured live music & good vibes!

     

    Thank you Melton Gig Guide for the info !

  • The Stute (Asfordby Hill): Soul @ The Stute 8pm
    20:00 -23:00
    18/11/2017

    61 Welby Rd, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray LE14 3RD, UK

    61 Welby Rd, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray LE14 3RD, UK

    The Stute (Asfordby Hill): Soul @ The Stute 8pm

    According to Comedian Scott Adams at this years Edinburgh Fringe,  Northern Soul is the future and is all that’s great!  So Have you got “A Ghost in your house? A ghost of your memories?” Well you’d better get yourself up The Stute for Exercise-ism! 🙂

     

  • The Grapes: ‘Nigel Baker’ 10pm
    22:00 -23:00
    18/11/2017

    The Grapes, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    The Grapes, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    The Grapes: ‘Nigel Baker’ 10pm

    Join ‘Nigel Baker’ as plays the Grapes. Nigel, the well-known local singer, will be entertaining you this evening with hits from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to present and never fails to have everyone dancing and singing.

  • More events
    • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
      All day
      18/11/2017-11/12/2017

      Oakham

      11 December 2017
      Victoria Hall & High St

       

      Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

      Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

      There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

      Free parking from 3pm

      Grantham

      26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

      Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

      South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

      Melton Mowbray

      1 December 2017

      10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

      Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

       

      Newark on Trent

      26 November 2017

      11am-5.30pm

      Market Square

      The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

      A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

      There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

       

      West Bridgford

      2 December 2017

      5pm with events all day Central Avenue

      This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

      There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

      All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

      Central Avenue

      • Christmas market 9am-6pm
      • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
      • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

      Gordon Square

      • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
      • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
      • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

      Lincoln

      17 November 2017

      St Mark’s Shopping Centre

      Lights switch on 6.15pm

       

       

      Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

      Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

      Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

      There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

      Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

      Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

      St Marks Shopping Centre

      Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

      The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

      City Square

      City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

      A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

      High Street

      Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

      The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

       

      Nottingham

      17 November 2017

      6.45pm Market Square

       

      Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

      For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

      Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

      Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

      During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

      Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

       

      Leicester

      23 November 2017

      5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

      The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

      The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

      Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

      Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

       

       

      Stamford

      29 November 2017

      10am-6pm

      High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

      The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
       
       
       
       
    • Long Clawson Village Hall - Food & Gift Fayre
      All day
      18/11/2017-18/11/2017
      5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK
      5 Back Ln, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray LE14 4NA, UK

      Stalls already confirmed for this year include; The Melton Cheeseboard, Belvoir Brewery, Botterill Free Range Birds, Phoenix Crafts, Collars by Tilly, With…Chocolate, Dobson’s Delhi, Brunts Nursery, Utterly Pottery, Riverford Organics, Bowering Butchers, Lizzie’s Barkery, Lings Lane Larder, All About Deserts, Phoenix Gifts & Cards, On The Sands Deli, The Fairtrading Post, Utterly Pottery, Hambleton Bakery, cake decorating showcase, BBQ foods, local honey, preserves, gin, pies and giftware…with many more joining us soon!

      PLUS – THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A SIGNED LEICESTER TIGERS SHIRT!

      In it’s 19th year, this annual event features over 30 stalls, selling a wide range of local produce, crafts, gifts and refreshments. There is also activities for kids, and a raffle on the day with some incredible prizes!

      Run by Long Clawson volunteers, the event continues to be well-supported from across the Vale of Belvoir, with all proceeds going to local community charities.

      “Long Clawson’s food fayre goes from strength to strength”                                                                                                (Melton Times)

      “a lovely atmosphere…friendly and welcoming” (stallholder)

      “a great variety of stalls…high quality produce” (visitor)

    • Belton House 5k Parkrun
      All day
      18/11/2017

      What is Belton House parkrun?

      It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

      When is it?

      Every Saturday at 9:00am.

      Where is it?

      The event takes place at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LS. See Course page for more details.

      What does it cost to join in?

      Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

      How fast do I have to be?

      We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

      Belton House parkrun needs you!

      It is entirely organised by volunteers – email beltonhousehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

    • Melton Mowbray ChocFest
      10:00 -16:00
      18/11/2017-19/11/2017
      31 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT, UK
      31 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT, UK

      Get ready for Christmas 2017 at 2nd annual ChocFest

      One of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals, this is a real celebration of all things chocolate; chocolates, chocolate cakes, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits and even chocolate pizzas, kebabs, wine and beer! Other stands will be selling cakes, pies, champagne, wine and other goods in the run up to Christmas.

      All under cover with plenty of hot chocolate, mulled wine and spiced cider in case it gets cold! Visitors can also book our very popular chocolate workshops to get hands on experience on how to make their own chocolates – just in time for Christmas.

      Tickets £5

      Available online or in person from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray or local ticket office

       

      BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE HERE

    • Prosecco Fest - Nottingham
      19:00 -23:00
      18/11/2017-19/11/2017
      761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK
      761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

      THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL FOR PROSECCO LOVERS COMES TO NOTTINGHAM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

      Win tickets! Click here!

      Fizz for all as we bring to Nottingham a festival of fizz for you to indulge in with a huge number of Prosecco, Spumante, Cava, Brut, Pink Champagne, and a range of Prosecco cocktails to taste throughout each session. Those who love more than just Prosecco don’t fret, we have a range of other cocktails and drinks to whet the appetite as well.

      For the first time ProseccoFestUk comes to Nottingham two days of fizzy fun! Hosted at the incredible venue of The Grand Marquee, Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham.

      Expect to see amazing bands, delicious street food and a whole host of amazing new prosecco flavours and tastes like never before.

      Sign up below for more information and to be the first to get your hands on our Pre-Release discounted tickets!

      Description

      Prosecco Fest comes to Nottingham for the very first time this November for a delectable day of indulgence of Prosecco, Cocktails, Fine wines and street food!

      Add this date to your diary, this is a festival that can not be missed!

      With over 20 different types of prosecco on offer for you to try!

      Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November –

      Friday Night – 7pm – Midnight

      Saturday afternoon – 12:00 – 17:00

      Saturday Night – 7pm – Midnight

      Register for tickets now at –
      ProseccofestUK.com/nottingham

      This event will sell out quickly!

      Tickets from just £12.50!

      Win 4 x tickets to this event! Tag your friends in the comments or the event wall to enter!

      18+ event – ROAR – Proudly in association with Best Parties Ever

    • Twyford Village Hall: Brilliance (Drama) 7.30pm
      19:00 -23:00
      18/11/2017
      5 Main St, Twyford, Melton Mowbray LE14 2HU, UK
      5 Main St, Twyford, Melton Mowbray LE14 2HU, UK

      Twyford Village Hall: Brilliance (Drama) 7.30pm

      From the company that brought you It’s A Wonderful Life, The Iranian Feast and Yørgjin Oxo, we now bring you Brilliance a show with music made especially for village halls.

      BRILLIANCE…

      1963, winter. Everyone is gathering in the village hall.

      Daisy places her hand on the switch, presses it down, and life is never the same again.

      Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allows us to gather and sing long into the night.

      Brilliance is a 90-minute theatrical event that celebrates progress and change in a bright new world.

      Bar open before and after the performance, plus raffle .
      Where: Twyford Village Hall, Main Street, Twyford LE14 2HU
      When: Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm start. (105 minute running time)
      Tickets: Adult £10, under 15 £6.50. Discounts available for advance purchase and for 3 or more children.
      Contact: Phone 01664 840774 to book tickets, or enquire via our website:http://www.twyford-vh.org.

    • Frisby Village Hall (Frisby on the Wreake) ‘Monty’s Travellin Roadshow International’
      19:30 -22:00
      18/11/2017
      Criffel House, 14 Water Ln, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray LE14 2NP, UK
      Criffel House, 14 Water Ln, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray LE14 2NP, UK

      Frisby Village Hall (Frisby on the Wreake) : Frisby Live featuring ‘Monty’s Travellin Roadshow International’ 7.30pm

      Tickets £12 adv £15 on the Door 07703 648007

      Frisby Live Saturday 18th November presents a fantastic evening of pure quality music from ‘Montys Travellin Music Show International’. It’s rare to see this English German & French band in the UK . So don’t mess around book your Tickets now !! Also as Special Guest will be the fantastic and Frisby favourite JP Fair from Germany. It will also be the most welcomed return of the amazing Marten Alex Rolf on guitar after his illness. So please support this event and book early.

    • The Genny B: ‘Hells Eye’ 9.30pm
      20:00 -22:31
      18/11/2017
      11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK
      11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

      The Genny B: ‘Hells Eye’ 9.30pm

      Leicester based rock/metal covers band ‘Hell’s Eye’ return to Melton’s Genny B to get the Saturday rockin’. If you like your classic metal from Maiden, Saxon, Scorpions, Metallica, Wasp, Dio, Thin Lizzy and many more, you’re in for a treat with their in your face twin guitar attack. Be great to see you down there 🎶🎵🎤🎸🤘

       

       

      Thank you Melton Gig Guide for the info 🙂

    • The Noels Arms: ‘The Cheeze’ 9.30pm
      20:00 -23:00
      18/11/2017
      Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK
      Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

      The Noels Arms: ‘The Cheeze’ 9.30pm

       ‘The Cheeze’ comprises three top Leicestershire musicians – Danny Willson (Guitar/Vocals), Norris (Bass/Vocals), and Gordy Taylor (Drums/Vocals). Covering classic Rock & Pop songs from the last century, (no Kaisers of Leon!), these lads have an impressive musical pedigree that includes Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, Showaddywaddy, The Ann Duggan Band and top NWOBHM rockers Brooklyn. A fun-filled guitar-fest of an evening is guaranteed with songs by The Faces, Deep Purple, Hendrix, Santana, Gary Moore & more, plus the odd obscurity from the likes of Edgar Winter & Focus! Requests, heckling & banter are positively encouraged and will be met with either mild abuse or a busked version of your favourite song. The Cheeze – purveyors of creamy, full-flavoured live music & good vibes!

       

      Thank you Melton Gig Guide for the info !

    • The Stute (Asfordby Hill): Soul @ The Stute 8pm
      20:00 -23:00
      18/11/2017
      61 Welby Rd, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray LE14 3RD, UK
      61 Welby Rd, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray LE14 3RD, UK

      The Stute (Asfordby Hill): Soul @ The Stute 8pm

      According to Comedian Scott Adams at this years Edinburgh Fringe,  Northern Soul is the future and is all that’s great!  So Have you got “A Ghost in your house? A ghost of your memories?” Well you’d better get yourself up The Stute for Exercise-ism! 🙂

       

    • The Grapes: ‘Nigel Baker’ 10pm
      22:00 -23:00
      18/11/2017
      The Grapes, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK
      The Grapes, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

      The Grapes: ‘Nigel Baker’ 10pm

      Join ‘Nigel Baker’ as plays the Grapes. Nigel, the well-known local singer, will be entertaining you this evening with hits from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to present and never fails to have everyone dancing and singing.

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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    19/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Car Boot Sales | Every Sunday 8.30am onwards
    08:00 -12:00
    19/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Car boot sales at Melton Market have been consistently on the increase and we now attract an average of over 100 cars, 40 vans and over 70 tables for the general public to view. With a fully concreted surface and first class facilities, Melton Market car boot sales is the best in the area, which is why it attracts thousands of people every Sunday.

    Car Boot Sales

    Every Sunday 8.30am onwards Stalls start closing at approximately 12:30pm
    (please note that on Bank Holiday weekends the car boot moves to the Monday).

    General admission costs 50p

    Mobile Chris Thomas 07771 611887, or 01664 784 714

  • Melton Mowbray ChocFest
    10:00 -16:00
    19/11/2017-19/11/2017
    31 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT, UK

    31 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT, UK

    Get ready for Christmas 2017 at 2nd annual ChocFest

    One of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals, this is a real celebration of all things chocolate; chocolates, chocolate cakes, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits and even chocolate pizzas, kebabs, wine and beer! Other stands will be selling cakes, pies, champagne, wine and other goods in the run up to Christmas.

    All under cover with plenty of hot chocolate, mulled wine and spiced cider in case it gets cold! Visitors can also book our very popular chocolate workshops to get hands on experience on how to make their own chocolates – just in time for Christmas.

    Tickets £5

    Available online or in person from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray or local ticket office

     

    BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE HERE

  • Artisan Food Fair
    10:00 -17:00
    19/11/2017

    Planting Rd, Grantham NG33 5AP, UK

    Planting Rd, Grantham NG33 5AP, UK

    Easton Walled Gardens are pleased to introduce this brand new event bringing together over 20 stalls of the finest local produce. Exhibitors include Oxton Liqueurs, Pudtastic, Brockleby Pies, Chocs Away, Lavinton Lamb, Witham Wines, MH Preserves, Hartington Creamery, Vintage Fudge and of course Davina’s Cakes! There are still more to be confirmed and this promises to be a very special event.

    Friends of Easton Walled Gardens get an exclusive preview from 10am – 11am, including drinks, mince pies and a goody bag, before the event opens to the general public.

    The gardens will of course be open for you to wander at your leisure. Normal garden admission fees apply. Friends of Easton Walled Gardens get free entry to the event.

  • Joules Clothing Sale – Southwell Racecourse
    10:00 -18:00
    19/11/2017

    Occupation Ln, Southwell NG25, UK

    Occupation Ln, Southwell NG25, UK
    Its back!!! Even bigger than the past 2 years with even more stock to take your fancy.

    ALL TICKETS FOR BOTH SALES ARE FOR SALE THROUGH THE RACECOURSE WEBSITE…PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK:

    http://www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/event/joules-seconds-sale-2/

    Fill your baskets with great items for Christmas, birthdays, treats for yourself and your loved ones….

    PLEASE NOTE: The clothing for sale at these events are classed by Joules as Seconds. As such they will/may have slight imperfections.
    From experience many of these are not noticable, but some may require a little attention (for example new button/zip).

    HOWEVER, the items you are buying are at a fraction of the high street retail prices and many are current lines.

    There are 2 sales throughout the day:

    Sale 1 – Bucks Fizz Brunch
    11am grab the girls, and come down to the Racecourse for an 11am brunch. Bucks Fizz (or non alcoholic option) Smoked Salmon Bagels, Danish Pastries and Tea/Coffee

    12pm – 2pm shop, shop, shop with 1000s of wonderful Joules items. From winter knits, to wellies, blazers to boots, blouses to babywear, tons of menswear, plus homewares and more.

    All stock re-plenished ready to do it all over again at Sale 2:
    4pm – 6pm shopping time

     

  • Christmas Craft Fair @ Old Brickyard Tea Room
    10:00 -16:00
    19/11/2017

    King St, Melton Mowbray LE14 4ST, UK

    King St, Melton Mowbray LE14 4ST, UK

    Christmas Craft Fair
    Sunday 19th November 10am – 4pm
    FREE entry & Parking to over 30 stalls all under cover. Full disabled access. Unique hand crafted, quality gifts
    Including – Country Crafts, Artists Work, Greeting Cards, Pottery, Jewellery, Fashion accesories, cuddly toys, Seasonal gifts, Garden Gifts, Plants, Hot soup, Artisan bread, Tasty Treats
    Tea & Cake and much more!

    Charity Tombola for Hope Against Cancer

    Order your REAL Christmas tree 3-8ft from C&C Plants

  • The Half Moon: ‘Charlie Grace’ 7.30pm
    19:00 -21:00
    19/11/2017

    Bell Centre, 12 The bell centre, Melton Mowbray LE13 1PJ, UK

    Bell Centre, 12 The bell centre, Melton Mowbray LE13 1PJ, UK

    The Half Moon: ‘Charlie Grace’ 7.30pm

    ‘Charlie Grace’ is a fun personality vocalist from Doncaster singing songs from the 50s to present day. Charlie Grace offers something a little different to other performers and is a definite crowd pleaser. She covers most genres and has something in her show for everyone.

     

  • The Geese and Fountain: ‘Marc Block’ 5pm a gig for We Shall Overcome 2017
    19:00 -22:00
    19/11/2017

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    3 Main St, Grantham NG32 1QR, UK

    The Geese and Fountain: ‘Marc Block’ 5pm a gig for We Shall Overcome 2017

    WE SHALL OVERCOME 2017 has already seen nearly two hundred gigs around the country; this additional event will be collecting for Grantham Foodbank (FOOD DONATIONS PLEASE!) and Marc will donate half his fee to Framework Official Site.

    Marc has been involved in the folk scene for many years, and his debut album The Hawthorn Spring received great reviews and wide radio play. Mike Harding called him “one of the most exciting singers I’ve heard in a long time”.

    His latest album, Brisk & Breezy, sees him revisit the “jaunty acoustipop” of his former band, Marc Block and the Breezes, overdubbing his own voice, guitar, bouzouki, harmonicas and percussion, with further backing vocals by Rachel Delicata and double bass by Martin Bentley. It’s an exuberant collection of mostly original songs, including new recordings of some of Marc’s old favourites from his younger days.

    As well as his solo performances, Marc continues to accompany veteran folk legend Roy Bailey, appearing on Roy’s new album Live at Towersey Festival.

     
    Thank you Melton Gig Guide for the info 🙂

  • Prosecco Fest – Nottingham
    19:00 -23:00
    19/11/2017-19/11/2017

    761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

    761 University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RU, UK

    THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL FOR PROSECCO LOVERS COMES TO NOTTINGHAM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

    Win tickets! Click here!

    Fizz for all as we bring to Nottingham a festival of fizz for you to indulge in with a huge number of Prosecco, Spumante, Cava, Brut, Pink Champagne, and a range of Prosecco cocktails to taste throughout each session. Those who love more than just Prosecco don’t fret, we have a range of other cocktails and drinks to whet the appetite as well.

    For the first time ProseccoFestUk comes to Nottingham two days of fizzy fun! Hosted at the incredible venue of The Grand Marquee, Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham.

    Expect to see amazing bands, delicious street food and a whole host of amazing new prosecco flavours and tastes like never before.

    Sign up below for more information and to be the first to get your hands on our Pre-Release discounted tickets!

    Description

    Prosecco Fest comes to Nottingham for the very first time this November for a delectable day of indulgence of Prosecco, Cocktails, Fine wines and street food!

    Add this date to your diary, this is a festival that can not be missed!

    With over 20 different types of prosecco on offer for you to try!

    Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November –

    Friday Night – 7pm – Midnight

    Saturday afternoon – 12:00 – 17:00

    Saturday Night – 7pm – Midnight

    Register for tickets now at –
    ProseccofestUK.com/nottingham

    This event will sell out quickly!

    Tickets from just £12.50!

    Win 4 x tickets to this event! Tag your friends in the comments or the event wall to enter!

    18+ event – ROAR – Proudly in association with Best Parties Ever

  • The Generous Briton (Genny B): ‘John Barry’ 7.30pm followed by Scampi’s Karaoke
    19:00 -22:00
    19/11/2017

    11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

    11 King St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XA, UK

    The Generous Briton (Genny B): ‘John Barry’ 7.30pm followed by Scampi’s Karaoke

    ‘John Barry’ (Not to be confused with landlord and DJ Legend John Topdad Batty!) is the consummate professional, with a wide range of songs to suit all occasions from country, pop, standards in fact most areas of music catered for!

    Having travelled extensively around the world entertaining the armed forces in Belize, Sardinia and Northern Ireland as well as America, Germany, Cyprus and other countries in addition to recording four albums during his long career. This artist will not disappoint your event be it private party, club, wedding etc.

    With extensive repertoire from the following examples, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Alan Jackson, Josh Turner in the country genre! The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Spencer Davies, Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, Status Quo in the sixties/seventies genre!. Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Blues, Brothers, the Commitments in the soul genre and in the modern section artists featured George Ezra, Charlie Puth, Jeff Lynne, Bryan Adams just to name a few! over 600 backing tracks carried so can cater easily for requests!

    Backing tracks used for solo performance and this artist is prepared to learn any particular favourites the client may require!

    Don’t be concerned about volume, my sound system is fully variable and takes into account number of people and size of venue. So nobody need worry about being deafened or not able to hold a conversation during a performance. Also available with own band Krusty Whiskas a three piece specialising in sixties/seventies covers of classics of the era!

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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    20/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
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  • Breakfast with Santa – Twinlakes Leisurepark
    All day
    21/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

     

    Join Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves for a breakfast feast at Twinlakes Winter Wonderland, Melton Mowbray this November and  December to add that extra special magic to your child’s Christmas.  Join Santa and his elves for a yummy bespoke breakfast experience, heaps of fun and if you’ve been good all year a special gift to take home! PLUS exclusive entry to Twinlakes Winter Wonderland, Leicestershire!

    Package includes:

    • Cereals , Juice and Fruit Basket
    • Yummy Full English Breakfast for EVERYONE with Santa and Mrs Claus served by our magical Elves
    • Naughty Homemade American Style Pancakes with whipped cream and Sauces
    • Entrance into £250,000 Grotto and Christmas Experience
    • Decorate your own Gingerbread man
    • Individual Memorable Photo in the Grotto
    • Visit to Santa’s Workshop and choice of quality gift
    • A packet of Reindeer Dust to take home for Christmas Eve
    • Group Reindeer feeding session
    • Full days entry to Twinlakes Park and Winter Wonderland
    • Parking is FREE

    Tickets just released! Click the button below, please select the correct date and place your order for Breakfast with Santa. Please note: You do not need to purchase DAY TICKETS, your day entry is inclusive of your Breakfast with Santa package! 

    Full breakfast for EVERYONE, Pancakes and Gingerbread are for the Children. Adults can have unlimited Tea and coffee and Mince pies until 10am.  All guest must arrive between 8am and 8.15am, please report to reception where you will be collected by an Elf and taken to the Breakfast table where the magic starts! We close at 5pm with the exception of Christmas Eve when we close at 4pm where Santa, Mrs Claus and all the Elves are waved off ready for their big journey with an Elf size (small!) magical firework send off . Please ensure we are aware of any special dietary requirements. No refunds, or date change. Breakfast with Santa tickets do not allow access to ‘Evening Party in the Park event’. Photography is prohibited whilst in the Grotto, however a professional photography service is available. *(Small charge applies)

  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    21/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    21/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    21/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

  • Vintage Clothing Sale – Nottingham Trent SU
    10:00 -17:00
    21/11/2017

    Students’ Union, Nottingham NG1, UK

    Students’ Union, Nottingham NG1, UK

    We are coming back to the Nottingham Trent SU, With some amazing deals on 80s-90s Vintage Clothing.

    Open to all not just students!

    Brands such as Adidas, Nike, Levis, Dickies, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and loads more!

    Its FREE ENTRY, we take cash and card payments.

    Open 10am-5pm

    Sign up to this page for discounts and give aways!

    Free admission

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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    22/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Christmas Market – Perkins Bar & Bistro
    11:00 -19:00
    22/11/2017

    313 Station Rd, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5LT, UK

    313 Station Rd, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5LT, UK

    Our annual Christmas market will take place at the Carriage Hall. East Midland based craft and artisan suppliers + amazing makeup sale. £1 entry. Limited parking!

     


    0115 937 3695
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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    23/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
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  • Have a go – Orston Shooting Ground
    All day
    24/11/2017

    2 Bottesford Ln, Nottingham NG13, UK

    2 Bottesford Ln, Nottingham NG13, UK
    HAVE A GOPRICE/PERSON
    Includes 25 cartridges & clays, gun hire, safety equipment & instruction
    Have a Go Day (last Saturday of every month)£25
    Private Have a Go Experience£35
  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    24/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    24/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    24/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

  • Allington Social Afternoon
    15:20
    24/11/2017

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Cairn House, Side St, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DZ, UK

    Meets every Friday afternoon in the Village Hall – 2-4.30.

    Open to all for conversation, cards, board games, darts, snooker etc.  Or why not try our new Quilting Group in the Village Hall every Friday 1.20-4.30?

    If you quilt or would like to learn, we are a friendly group and you will be most welcome to join.

    Admission for both the Social Club and the Quilting Group is £2 including refreshments.

  • Dreaming the Nightfield – Colston Basset
    19:00 -22:00
    24/11/2017

    Village Hall, School Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FD

    Village Hall, School Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FD

    Dreaming the Nightfield – Colston Basset Village Hall

    Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in this spellbinding new performance of storytelling and music which evokes the ancient Welsh legend of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion.

    Performed by Adverse Camber, one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies.

    The Story

    A war begins between North and South Wales, unleashing a chaos of consequences. Gwydion, a master magician, renowned as the greatest storyteller who ever lived, is undone by his own plotting. Blodeuwedd, a beautiful woman made of flowers, mortally wounds the man she was designed to marry, with fateful results. Experience a world of love, betrayal, revenge and redemption that’s bristling with life, filled with animals, people and constellations, caught in stories of creation and destruction.

     Friday 24th November, 7.30pm

    Tickets: £12.50 including a light supper of Welsh Cawl and Crusted Bread
    Bar

    Booking in advance
    Suitability 12+

    Contact:

    Tel: 01949 81720

    Email: cbvvevents@hotmail.com

     

     

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  • The Victorian Christmas Fayre
    All day
    25/11/2017

    Unnamed Road, Grantham NG33 5EJ, UK

    Unnamed Road, Grantham NG33 5EJ, UK

    Our famous Victorian Xmas Fayre gets bigger and better with its own NEW dedicated website:

    www.victorian-christmas.co.uk

    More trading space all over the hotel and in new marquee.
    More entertainers, Horse and carriage rides. Better refreshment provision, Huge variety of stalls and Xmas goodies! A refreshing change from Supermarket & Mall shopping ! Small admission charge of £3.50 per adult. Kids free.

  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    25/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Belton House 5k Parkrun
    All day
    25/11/2017

    What is Belton House parkrun?

    It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

    When is it?

    Every Saturday at 9:00am.

    Where is it?

    The event takes place at Belton House, Belton, Grantham, NG32 2LS. See Course page for more details.

    What does it cost to join in?

    Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

    How fast do I have to be?

    We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

    Belton House parkrun needs you!

    It is entirely organised by volunteers – email beltonhousehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

  • All day
    25/11/2017

    Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK

    Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK

    GIN FESTIVAL NOTTINGHAM 2017

    Described in Timeout as one of the “Top 10 things to do in 2016” Gin Festival is heading back to Nottingham for a festival of gin-fuelled fun.

    We’re glad to be back at one of our favourite venues, the gorgeous Nottingham Conference Centre for another festival that features more than 100 gins, unlimited tonic supplied by our event partner Fever-Tree and the chance to try exclusive gins available nowhere else including Tinker, FEW and Poetic License.

    Gin lovers will also get the chance to meet gin brands in person, attend masterclasses from industry experts and try some gin cocktails.

    THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY OVER 18’S ONLY (ID MAY BE REQUIRED)

    WHERE
    Nottingham Conference Centre Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU

    WHEN

    Saturday 25th November – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm

    Saturday 25th November – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm

    Sunday 26th November – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm

    EVENT DETAILS

    On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival.

    Our bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks. Tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer.

    Throughout the event there will be live music and entertainment, talks from gin industry experts, delicious food and lots of chit chat with other gin lovers!

    New to gin? Don’t worry! Our friendly staff are full of recommendations to get you going.

    If you have any questions, check out our FAQs – www.ginfestival.com/eventsfaq

    This event is strictly over 18’s only (you may be asked for id)
    ———-

    Food and Drink in The Guardian – “GinFestival.com is proud to showcase some of the best gins in the world.”

    CBS News (USA) – “Of all the gin joints in all the world, one is hosting London’s First ever Gin Festival and it’s been a sellout.”

    Time out – “Top Ten Things to do in 2016.”

    The Daily Express – “Top places in the UK every gin lover must visit”.”

    Also featured on:

    BBC Radio Two Drivetime
    The Telegraph
    The Metro

    The Sun

    International Business Times

    Gin Festival reserves the right to carry out photography and/or video recording at their events for publicity purposes and to reproduce images and footage on our website. By entering into this Agreement, you agree that Gin Festival and any party authorised by the Gin Festival may use such images in perpetuity and in any format whatsoever. You further agree that copyright in these materials is owned by Gin Festival.

    By purchasing a ticket to a Gin Festival Event you consent to receiving information regarding this and other Gin Festival events and products. You may unsubscribe at any time

     

  • GIN FESTIVAL NOTTINGHAM 2017
    All day
    25/11/2017

    Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK

    Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK

    GinFestival.com presents:

    GIN FESTIVAL NOTTINGHAM 2017

    Described in Timeout as one of the “Top 10 things to do in 2016” Gin Festival is heading back to Nottingham for a festival of gin-fuelled fun.

    We’re glad to be back at one of our favourite venues, the gorgeous Nottingham Conference Centre for another festival that features more than 100 gins, unlimited tonic supplied by our event partner Fever-Tree and the chance to try exclusive gins available nowhere else including Tinker, FEW and Poetic License.

    Gin lovers will also get the chance to meet gin brands in person, attend masterclasses from industry experts and try some gin cocktails.

    THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY OVER 18’S ONLY (ID MAY BE REQUIRED)

    WHERE
    Nottingham Conference Centre Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU

    WHEN

    Saturday 25th November – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm

    Saturday 25th November – Evening Session – 6.30pm – 11pm

    Sunday 26th November – Afternoon Session – 12.30pm – 5pm

    EVENT DETAILS

    On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival.

    Our bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks. Tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer.

    Throughout the event there will be live music and entertainment, talks from gin industry experts, delicious food and lots of chit chat with other gin lovers!

    New to gin? Don’t worry! Our friendly staff are full of recommendations to get you going.

    If you have any questions, check out our FAQs – https://www.ginfestival.com/faqs

  • Newark Mind Tinsel 10k
    10:00 -13:00
    25/11/2017

    Unnamed Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2RB, UK

    Unnamed Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2RB, UK

    Tinsel 10k Run

    Entries for this year’s Tinsel 10K event are now open!

    Sunday 26th November 2017 Newark Showground

    starting at 10.00 am finishing around 12 noon

    Fancy dress (especially tinsel) & Santa outfits are hugely encouraged for this event as it all adds to the tinseltastic atmosphere on the day!

    Register NOW as spaces are limited using our 3 simple steps:

     1. Click

    or use info@newarkmind in your PayPal account to pay the £18 registration fee using PayPal friends and family (which includes a T-shirt and a medal for taking part)

    2. email us at info@newarkmind.co.uk to tell us you have paid your registration fee, give us your contact details and the size of your T-shirt (S-M-L)

    3. Wait for us to make contact with you.

    (please be aware we only pick emails up Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday)

    If you want to raise money independently,

    please use our golden giving link HERE

    THANK YOU!

  • Bingham Town Fayre
    10:00 -14:00
    25/11/2017

    Fisher Lane, Bingham NG13 8BQ

    Fisher Lane, Bingham NG13 8BQ

    Tombola

    Crafts

    Stalls

    Free face painting for all Kids

    Visit Santa

    Tea/Coffee/Mince Pies

    Special Guest Characters

  • Out to dinner? Check out Vale of Belvoir Restaurants
    16:57
    25/11/2017

    If you’re looking for somewhere special for dinner over the weekend, check out Visit Belvoir’s restaurant guide.

    There’s a huge variety to choose from.

    Restaurants

     

  • Weekend Fireworks at Christmas! Twinlakes Leisurepark
    17:00 -19:00
    25/11/2017-26/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    Weekend Fireworks at Christmas!

    25th & 26th November

    Join us for a mini fireworks display to end the day at 5pm on  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November!

  • Staunton Arms Xmas Ball
    19:00 -23:00
    25/11/2017

    Staunton Arms, Staunton in the Vale, Nottingham NG13 9PE, UK

    Staunton Arms, Staunton in the Vale, Nottingham NG13 9PE, UK

    Saturday 25th November

    Champagne & canapes on arrival.

    £55

    Richie Muir & disco

    For the full menu click here

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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    26/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Car Boot Sales | Every Sunday 8.30am onwards
    08:00 -12:00
    26/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Car boot sales at Melton Market have been consistently on the increase and we now attract an average of over 100 cars, 40 vans and over 70 tables for the general public to view. With a fully concreted surface and first class facilities, Melton Market car boot sales is the best in the area, which is why it attracts thousands of people every Sunday.

    Car Boot Sales

    Every Sunday 8.30am onwards Stalls start closing at approximately 12:30pm
    (please note that on Bank Holiday weekends the car boot moves to the Monday).

    General admission costs 50p

    Mobile Chris Thomas 07771 611887, or 01664 784 714

  • Staunton Arms Annual Xmas Fair
    11:00 -16:00
    26/11/2017

    Staunton Arms, Staunton in the Vale, Nottingham NG13 9PE, UK

    Staunton Arms, Staunton in the Vale, Nottingham NG13 9PE, UK

    The Staunton Arms is again hosting it’s ever popular Christmas Fair.

    With a wealth of stalls from local providers showcasing traditional arts & crafts, you’ll be able to find a unique gift not available on the high street.

    The pub itself will be open for teas, coffees, and lunches and of course a festive tipple or two!

  • Dove Cottage Carol Service & Light Up a Life
    14:00 -16:00
    26/11/2017

    Canal Ln, United Kingdom

    Canal Ln, United Kingdom

    Join us and the Junior Musicians from the Salvation Army for our Carol Service at Dove Cottage Day Hospice, Stathern.

    Light a candle and remember your loved ones!

    Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and our second prize draw of the year.

  • Weekend Fireworks at Christmas! Twinlakes Leisurepark
    17:00 -19:00
    26/11/2017-26/11/2017

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK

    Weekend Fireworks at Christmas!

    25th & 26th November

    Join us for a mini fireworks display to end the day at 5pm on  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November!

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    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Out & about – fancy a coffee or pot of tea? Check out Vale of Belvoir Tea Rooms & Cafes
    17:03
    27/11/2017

    Spoilt for choice it can be hard to decide sometimes……….

    If in doubt take a look at our guide to the wonderful tea rooms & cafes on offer…..

    Tea Rooms & Cafes

     

     

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    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Antiques & Collectables – Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    28/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Antiques Fair has been building up from its small creation to what now must be the central buying and selling arena in Melton on Tuesdays and Fridays with great atmosphere and enthusiasm.

    Anything can be picked up for a bargain from genuine antiques to future classic designs. The list of items usually available would be endless so here is a selection:

    Silver, brass, copper, glass, jewellery, postcards, small and medium sized furniture, cigarette cards, china, ceramics, tea services, and novelties.

    For more information, or to book a stall, please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704

  • Farmers Market | Every Tuesday and Friday
    08:00 -13:00
    28/11/2017

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available

    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.

    The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportuninty for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

     

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    1324 Espresso

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

     

    Cards by Marilyn

    Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.

    Fair Game Foods

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Slightly potty

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    19 Gales

    19gales Farmhouse foods is a family Business, which is run by the Hollingshead family, who are 3rd generation farmers. 19 Gales is located on a working farm just outside Atherstone in Warwickshire. The farm is 220 acres of a mixture of grass for grazing and growing cereals to feed our animals in the winter months. We pride ourselves on our outdoor herd of British Blue cattle. When visiting 19 Gales Farm you are able to see the cattle grazing outside and then visit our Bakery to see a Steak pie being baked in the oven. The complete chain from start to finish.

    Scarborough Fayre

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Hambleton Bakery

    In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.

    Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.

    Grasmere Farm

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

     

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Stones Dairy

    We are a small family dairy farm producing fresh milk, cream and butter.

    Braysby Farm

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Ryan’s Health foods

    Dried fruits, nuts and freshly made cereals. All healthy!

    Jason Wilson’s plants

    For all your garden needs.

    Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am

    For more information please contact Lin Machin on 01664 784 704 or email her on fm@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

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    29/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
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  • Christmas Lights Switch on Info 2017
    All day
    30/11/2017-11/12/2017

    Oakham

    11 December 2017
    Victoria Hall & High St

     

    Oakham Late Night Shopping and Christmas Tree Light Switch On 11th December 2017

    Come and get into the Festive Spirit this Christmas with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do. The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas.

    There will be a range of stalls for people to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two and for those wanting to really get into the festive spirit try a tasty glass of mulled wine or mince pie. The shops stay open until 9pm.

    Free parking from 3pm

    Grantham

    26 November 2017 The Green, St Peter’s Hill

    Events all day, lights on at 4.15pm

    South Kesteven District Council has arranged for the road to be closed throughout the event – on Sunday, November 26 – and will bring its attractions to complement those organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group. The group puts on Christmas on the Green on the St Peter’s Hill green and in Abbey Gardens. This year, families will be treated to the popular Winter Wonderland with Santa’s grotto and reindeer, live entertainment and music, street entertainers and more. There will also be craft stalls on offer in the ballroom of the Guildhall Arts Centre, pantomime characters will be greeting event-goers and a blessing of the tree will completed by Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church. The festive event will begin at 10am and at 4.15pm will be the swithcing on of the Christmas lights, fireworks and mass carol singing.SKDC’s cabinet member for retail and visitor economy Councillor Nick Robins said: “Working with Grantham Events Group we hope the new format of the Christmas Market will entice even more visitors, benefitting traders and local businesses alike.“The lights switch-on finale and fireworks from the towers of the Guildhall will take place at 4.15pm and promises to be a spectacular end to a day to welcome in the festive season.”St Peter’s Hill will be closed from the Post Office to Avenue Road with diversions in place.

    Melton Mowbray

    1 December 2017

    10am-8pm Melton Mowbray Town Centre

    Christmas Lights Switch on Event and Victorian Market Entertainment starts in the morning with local live performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Over 60 Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping. Market, entertainment and performances start at 9.30am through to 8.00pm in the evening. Live entertainment from Melton’s schools and local bands plus some great new attractions. New Attraction for 2017 to be announced. Santa’s will be parading down Nottingham Street at 4.00pm with Trumpton before he takes residence in his magical grotto in the Market Place until 8.00pm. The Schedule for details and timings will be available in November Switch On at 6.45pm followed by a firework spectacular.  FREE parking ALL DAY in the LONG STAY car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter STALL HOLDER INFORMATION: If you would like to trade at this event please contact Ruth Wakeling on Tel: 01664 822114 or email Tel: 01664 502335 Email lbrown@melton.gov.uk

     

    Newark on Trent

    26 November 2017

    11am-5.30pm

    Market Square

    The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Newark on Sunday 26th November 2017.

    A full day’s programme of events including fun fair, school choirs, town band, live music from Govannen, Uncovered & more1

    There is a full programme of events, including a Christmas Market and various entertainment throughout the day.

     

    West Bridgford

    2 December 2017

    5pm with events all day Central Avenue

    This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

    There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

    All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

    Central Avenue

    • Christmas market 9am-6pm
    • Children’s fairground 11am-6pm
    • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

    Gordon Square

    • Santa’s grotto 1pm-7pm
    • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
    • Mr Balloony’s Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

    Lincoln

    17 November 2017

    St Mark’s Shopping Centre

    Lights switch on 6.15pm

     

     

    Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

    Join in the excitement of the Christmas calendar when Lincoln gets its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decoarative lights throughout the city.

    Free Parking and Late-Night Shopping

    There will be free parking from 5pm – 9pm at City of Lincoln Council car parks, the University of Lincoln Car Park, and St Marks Car Park and the NEW Central Car Park – making it even easier to join the festive fun.

    Plus, shops across the city centre will stay open late after the lights go on until 8pm so you can get a head-start on the Christmas shopping and enjoy something to eat or drink to warm you up.

    Find out more about free parking and late night shopping in Lincoln on our blog.

    St Marks Shopping Centre

    Live entertainment will kick off at St Marks Shopping Centre, hosted by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, at 5pm with music, children’s entertainment, a snow cannon, cast from Jack and the Beanstalk at Lincoln Drill Hall, and a snow globe selfie station.

    The switch on of the new lights will take place at 6:15pm by the panto stars and Lincs FM’s John Marshall.

    City Square

    City Square will be a festive wonderland too, providing a new space to enjoy the switch on near the High Street with less of the crowds. Children’s rides, singing princesses, and food and drink stalls will entertain from 5pm.

    A big screen will show a live feed of the High Street stage for the switch on at 7pm.

    High Street

    Lincoln High Street will be full of festivities for the switch on of the main city centre lights with entertainment from 5:30pm. BBC Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior will be compering with choirs, the Salvation Army Band, and the cast from Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal providing entertainment.

    The Mayor and Civic Party will process from the Guildhall to join Lincoln City FC managers Danny and Nicky Cowley, singer Andy Abraham, and Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle (both appearing in Aladdin) to switch on the lights at 7pm.

     

    Nottingham

    17 November 2017

    6.45pm Market Square

     

    Capital FM radio presenters Dino, Pete and Tyles will be compering the festivities, which kick off at 6.45pm on Friday, November 17, as well as spinning some seasonal tunes.

    For the first time a purpose-built stage will be constructed at the Angel Row side of Slab Square (beside the fountains), with spectators being asked to congregate along the street, which will be closed off to traffic.

    Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mike Edwards will be helping to push the plunger and light up the 40-year-old grand fir tree alongside singing sensation Indiana (who scored a top 20 hit with her debut album No Romeo), the stars of this year’s Nottingham Playhouse pantomime and representatives from Nottingham children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star… oh, and Santa, of course.

    Winter Wonderland, which this year includes a new ski lodge serving Christmas-inspired cocktails and German platters, a bigger ice skating rink and a helter-skelter bar, will remain open until 10pm for those eager to have their first mug of mulled wine.

    During the switch-on there will be road closures in place to allow for spectators to gather around the stage.

    Trams will run as normal before and after the event but there will be no services between Nottingham Station and Royal Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

     

    Leicester

    23 November 2017

    5pm-8pm Humbertstone Gate West

    The most wonderful time of year kicks off on Thursday 23 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on.

    The event will once again be on Humberstone Gate West, offering a fantastic programme of stage entertainment from 5pm – 8pm, with live music including The Paradimes closing the show.

    Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate, where you can meet the stars of De Montfort Hall’s Beauty and the Beast – pick up a goodie bag from 4pm and meet the cast from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel at seasonal street artists around the city centre and don’t miss the lights being switched on at 6.30pm with the Lord Mayor, Santa Claus and the cast of Curve show, George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    Fairy-tale lovers will love this year’s Christmas tableau in Town Hall Square – the White Witch, Aslan and the land of mythical creatures will be brought to life in this Narnia themed display. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the city centre and you might spot the characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! The traditional nativity scene will also be set up, along with Christmas carols and a brass band performance to put you in the festive mood.

     

     

    Stamford

    29 November 2017

    10am-6pm

    High Street, Ironmonger St, Broad St & Red Lion Sq

    The ever popular and traditional Stamford Christmas Festival returns to the town this Sunday, November 29, from 10am to 6pm. The event will be held in the centre of Stamford in the High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square, which will be packed with traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of gifts. Many of the town’s shops will also be opening for the event so you can finish – or even start – your Christmas shopping. To add to the festive spirit there will be entertainment galore throughout the day including festive Punch and Judy shows, school choirs, Santa’s grotto, real reindeer and a children’s funfair. Santa will then board his sleigh at the Town Hall before travelling onto Red Lion Square for the culmination of the event – the big lights switch-on at about 4.30pm.Red Lion Square, St John’s Street, High Street, Ironmonger Street and Broad Street will be closed from 10pm on Saturday until midnight on Sunday. There will also be a no waiting order in place for Broad Street from midday on Saturday.
     
     
     
     
  • Winter Open Evening – Wymondham Windmill
    15:00 -20:30
    30/11/2017

    Butt Ln, Melton Mowbray LE14 2BL, UK

    Butt Ln, Melton Mowbray LE14 2BL, UK

    Returning for Christmas 2017, Wymondham Windmill are having another open evening.

    All the shops are open, so come & browse some unusual Christmas gifts, something for everyone!

    Tea Room – serving hot & cold snacks, drinks, cakes etc

    Shops at the Windmill

    Melinda Designs.. 01572 787856 fashion accessories, gifts, cards, homewares etc
    www.melindadesigns.co.uk

    Clothes in the Attic 01572 787856 dress agency for women & men. Above 2 shops open every day 1030-4.30pm

    The Wood Boutique 01572 787337 bespoke furniture, interiors & gifts
    www.thewoodboutique.com

    Competitive Edge – Christmas trees, lights etc.
    www.competitive-edge-global.com

    Tea Room  01572 787304 Open daily serving hot & cold food, drinks, cakes etc

     

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