Christmas Is Coming!
Mansfield is hosting a full programme of festive fun in November and December to get you in the Christmas spirit.
All the details are in the latest What's On guide, which can be found within Mansfield District Council's My Mansfield residents' magazine. It is due to hit doormats at homes across the district from Monday 6 November.
The countdown to Christmas begins on Sunday 19 November with the Big Switch On, featuring a whole day of activities for all the family in the town centre.
As well as a Christmas marching band in the Market Place and festive food market on West Gate, there will be lots of activities for children inside the Four Seasons Shopping Centre including meet PAW Patrol's Marshall, as seen on Nick Jnr, and decorate a Jack and the Beanstalk themed plant pot at the Buzzy B Club.
Then there are street entertainers, a stage show with live music plus spectacular laser and fireworks displays. See the guide for full details of the day's schedule or visit the council’s website.
Santa's Grotto at the Four Season's Shopping Centre will be open daily from Sunday 19 November until Christmas Eve, and there is a competition running, in conjunction with Mansfield 103.2, to win a chance to be his first visitor.
The winner will also have a VIP viewing spot at the Big Switch On stage show for up to four members of the child’s family and a free breakfast at the centre for the family. Tune in to Mansfield 103.2 from 13 to 16 November to be in with a chance of winning. See www.mansfield.gov.uk/switchon for details.
On Saturday 9 December, there is a chance to get the family pooch in the festive spirit too when Santa Paws will be opening his Christmas grotto for dogs in the Market Place.
For those seeking that special gift, a Christmas Market - The Nutcracker Wonderland, will be running daily on West Gate from Tuesday 21 November to Sunday 3 December from 10am to 6pm (open until 8pm on Thursdays for late night shopping).
Mansfield Museum is also hosting a Christmas market from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December and a Christmas Artisan and Craft Market will be held in the Market Place on Sunday 3 December with free parking for shoppers and craft activities for children on that day. Last minute stalls can be booked by calling 01623 463733.
Late night shopping until 8pm will be held at the Four Seasons Shopping Centre every Thursday from 23 November to 14 December with free, fun activities for children, including letter writing to Santa, toy testing, decorating baubles and the Elf Food Cafe.
Kate Allsop, Executive Mayor of Mansfield, said: “The Christmas What’s On Guide this year is full of fun, free and low cost things for all the family to get involved in over the festive season, so be sure to download the guide so you don’t miss out on what Mansfield has to offer.”
To receive the school holiday What’s On guides direct to your inbox, email email@example.com with What’s On as the subject.
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