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Events for 1st Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017

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Christmas Lights Switch On Event and Victorian Market

  • Date: 1st December 2017
  • Location: Melton Mowbray Town Centre
  • Time: 09:30 - 20:00
  • Cost: Free

Come along and join in the activities for the Christmas Light Switch On and firework spectacular event on Friday 1 December 2017.

Christmas lights switch on event
Switch on 2017

Celebrate in the festivities this year and enjoy some great entertainment starting at 9.30am with performances from local schools, choirs, bands and artists.

There will be a wide variety of Victorian Christmas stalls selling unique gifts and local produce perfect for Christmas shopping and the entertainment continues all day until 8pm.

The lights switch on takes place at 6.45pm with the cast of Melton Theatre's panto followed by a firework spectacular.  

Santa 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.

There will be free parking throughout the day in the long stay car parks at Burton Street, Scalford Road and Mill Street.

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Christmas activities

View the Christmas actvitiy schedules for:

Friday 1 December 2017
Saturday 2 December 2017
Sunday 3 December 2017
Melton's Big Christmas Weekend

For more information:

Tel: 01664 502335


Stall holder information:

If you would like to trade at the Christmas light switch on event, please contact: 

Ruth Wakeling
Tel: 01664 822114 or email


Melton Farmers Market (Friday)

  • Date: 6th January 2017 - 29th December 2017
  • Every week
  • Location: Cattle Market, Scalford Road
  • Time: 9:00 - 14:00
  • Cost: FREE

Melton Mowbray's Farmers Market is more than just a market with tastings and a unique shopping experience ....

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

The main objective of a farmers market is to give an opportunity 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.

The market always offers an extensive range of produce including:

  • Fair-trade foods
  • British beef
  • Venison, bison & ostrich
  • Local pork and dry-cured bacon
  • Rare breed meats
  • Free range corn-fed poultry
  • Smoked meat, fish and cheese
  • Pork pies
  • Stilton and Leicester cheese
  • Free range eggs
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Loaves, rolls and sourdough
  • Cakes and fudge
  • Jams, pickles & chutney
  • Local honey
  • Plants

For more information please call 01664 562971

Or visit the Website

St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

  • Date: 1st December 2017 - 5th December 2017
  • Every day
  • Location: St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: £2.00 Adults/ Under 12's Free

Largest Christmas Tree Festival in the country with over 220 organisations taking part and over 1340 magical trees. Close to all the town parking, refreshments served in the Church. Groups Welcome



Friday 1st December 9.00am to 9.00pm. Last admission 8.00pm

Saturday 2nd December 9.00am to 4.30pm (Carols amongst the trees at 5.00pm)

Sunday 3rd December 9.00am to 5.00pm. Last admission 4.00pm (Songs of Praise at 6.30pm)

Monday 4th December 9.00am to 9.00pm. Last admission 8.00pm (Mulled wine and minced pies from 4.00pm)

Tuesday 5th December 9.00am to 4.00pm. Last admission 3.00pm. (4.00pm festival closes, 4.15pm trees will be removed)

Tel: 01664 562217


Twinlakes Santa's Winter Wonderland

  • Date: 25th November 2017 - 24th December 2017
  • Every day
  • Location: Twinlakes Family Theme Park
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: varies

The perfect day out for all the family.

Twinlakes christmas

Take a ride on the Polar Express, visit Santa in his Grotto, take a ride on the Running Bear Plummit Summit or get lost in the Mirror Maze

Tel: 01664 567777



Victorian Christmas Fayre

  • Date: 1st December 2017 - 3rd December 2017
  • Every day
  • Location: Melton Mowbray Town Centre
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a slice of Dickensian Britain with victorian stalls, street urchins, stilt walkers, Punch and Judy, Brass Bands and more.

VCF 2016

Now a THREE day event with Victorian festive market including gifts, crafts and fine local produce. 

Thousands of people from across the country descend on Melton every year to enjoy a slice of Dickensian Britain. Every stall holder in Victorian dress whilst Queen Victoria, Street Beggars, Victorian Dancers, Living Statues, Morris Men and many more entertain the crowds. 

New Attractions for 2017 to be announced

The stage will be host to live performances throughout both days from some amazing performers 

Entertainment Schedule's will be available to download nearer the date

DONT MISS the St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival and the Festival of Cribs

Groups Welcome but coaches must pre-book.



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