Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Fri 24th November 2023
Alfreton is set to be illuminated with the annual Christmas lights this weekend as the Derbyshire town’s festive countdown takes place.
The festive season will officially start in Alfreton on Saturday (November 25) with the Alfreton Town Council organised ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ extravaganza.
Celebrations will take place at the Genesis Entertainment Centre (with a Christmas Market between midday-5pm) and in Alfreton Indoor Market (with a Festive Craft Fair between 8am-6pm), as well as in and around Alfreton House in High Street (2pm-6pm).
Admission will be free and there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including stalls, entertainment and Santa’s Grotto.
Celebrations at Alfreton House, located on the town’s High Street, will get underway at 2pm and will continue until after the Christmas lights are switched on at 5.30pm.
As well as a multitude of entertainers including festive characters and choirs from local schools, there will also be a feast of tasty treats on offer for visitors to enjoy.
These will include Project D and Thirst Quencher, to name just two of them.
Project D offers culinary delights in a variety of decorated donuts; while Thirst Quencher offers a mobile bar within a converted horse box. They offer a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
And don’t forget all the local pubs and cafes who will be open for refreshment too!
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