Stilt walkers, pony rides and more for festive countdown

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 15th November 2023

The line-up of family entertainment for a festive extravaganza in Alfreton has been confirmed.

Alfreton’s Christmas festivities are set to get underway with a series of co-ordinated events taking place across the town centre next Saturday (November 25).
The festive season will officially start in Alfreton next week with the Alfreton Town Council organised ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ extravaganza.
Celebrations will take place at Alfreton Indoor Market, Alfreton House and Genesis Entertainment Centre before the town’s Christmas lights are switched on early in the evening.
Alfreton Indoor Market, located on Institute Lane, will host a Festive Craft Fair between 8am and 4pm.
Later in the day, between 12pm and 5pm, Genesis Entertainment Centre, in King Street, will host the Alfreton Christmas Market. Admission will be free and there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including stalls, entertainment and Santa’s Grotto.
Meanwhile, 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.
There is set to be a stage with a full programme of live entertainment as well as Christmas gift stalls, small rides, street food, pony rides, and free face painting on offer.
Plus kids mascots, stilt walkers, a fire engine, and the ‘big man’ himself – Father Christmas – will be in attendance for the family fun.

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