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Events on 30th Nov 2018

Events for 30th Nov 2018

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Christmas Lights Switch On Event and Victorian Market

  • Date: 30th November 2018
  • 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 30th November 2018.

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 special guests! 

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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St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

  • Date: 30th November 2018 - 4th December 2018
  • 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 30th November 9.00am to 9.00pm. Last admission 8.00pm

Saturday 1st December 9.00am to 4.30pm (Carols amongst the trees at 5.00pm)

Sunday 2nd December 9.00am to 5.00pm. Last admission 4.00pm (Songs of Praise at 6.30pm)

Monday 3rd December 9.00am to 9.00pm. Last admission 8.00pm (Mulled wine and minced pies from 4.00pm)

Tuesday 4th December 9.00am to 4.00pm. Last admission 3.00pm. (4.00pm festival closes, 4.15pm trees will be removed)


Tel: 01664 562217



Christmas wreath competition and display

  • Date: 30th November 2018
  • Location: St John's Church 44 Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray LE13 1RB
  • Cost: £1 to enter the competition

New for this year’s Melton Victorian Festival – historic church hosts home-made Christmas wreath competition and display

St Johns Church

Melton’s Catholic Church of St. John’s, on Thorpe End, opens its doors as part of the Victorian Festival for the first time. The church is running a competition to see who can make the best Christmas wreath, with prizes in four categories: Age under 11; age 11-16, adult, and business. All wreaths will be on display in the church for the three days of the Victorian Festival: Friday 30 November - Sunday 2 December. Anyone can make a wreath – children can do simple ones using a paper plate, businesses can make one to show their product or service; they can be knitted, knotted or made from coat hangers, clothes pegs, buttons or even marshmallows! It costs £1 to enter a wreath in the competition. They may be brought to St. John’s church between 11 am and 1 pm on the Saturday before the event, 24 October. For more information, or to arrange a different drop off time, please ring 07790 631635. 

The church will also be decorated with lights, and visitors may light a candle and say a prayer for someone they love. St. John’s church was built in 1839 and is one of the oldest Catholic churches in the Diocese still in use for worship. The famous Victorian architect A.W.N. Pugin was involved in its design. As part of the “Open Church” and display, guided tours will be available. Admission is free, and on Saturday 1 December there will be refreshments and stalls in the Museum across the road. Come along and see this lovely historic church with its display of wreaths. Why not do a “churches trail” and visit all three open churches in the town?

At the Christmas Wreath Festival at St John's Church, the Resonations String Trio will be performing works by Beethoven & Bach as well as popular classics and Christmas surprises, on Sat 1 Dec. Two performances, 12 & 2 pm. Donations welcome.

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