Swadlincote Market to host Festive Market
Saturday 10 December will see a bustling Festive Market in the town centre, all part of Swadlincote’s celebrations leading up to Christmas.
Alongside the array of market stalls, between 10am - 2pm there will be roving street entertainment, a free face painter and balloon modeller, Jack’s Hog Roast, mulled wine, music and free mince pies to put you in a festive mood – you may even spot a certain red-robed Christmas character and a reindeer to bring a happy Ho, Ho, Ho to the day!
The day will be a perfect opportunity for placing those last-minute orders for fresh fruit and vegetables from Pollards or from KCD for their famous poultry and meats - to complement those golden roasties and sprouts. (Last orders are on Sunday 11 December.)
Gift ideas will be aplenty with bath bombs, wax melts, Xmas boxes, Body Shop favourites, sweets, cakes, wine, cards, gifts and treats to choose from. And a pair of snuggly socks or a scarf will always keep the winter chills at bay.
Pets and feathered friends can also celebrate with a Christmas stocking of seeds, feeds and treats to shield against the falling temperatures, plus special baked pet treats.
Swadlincote Library are running a free drop-in Christmas tree decoration craft session for children between 10am -12 noon and you can still join in with Santa’s Passport Trail.
Visitors can collect their free passport from the Visitor Information Centre on High Street and find Santa, who is hiding in 12 businesses around the town centre. Collect a stamp and, return your completed passport to the Visitor Information Centre to claim a small prize and enter Santa’s big prize draw to win great prizes, such as a Nintendo Switch or gift hampers.
The festivities don’t stop on the Saturday, as on Sunday 11 December Antiques in the Street will be bringing another opportunity to find those rare and special gifts.
Churches Together and Gresley Colliery Brass Band will bring the Christmas spirit with them on Saturday 17 December, when they perform carols in the town centre from 11am-1pm alongside the traditional market.
Large or small, new or up-cycled it is always the thought that counts. Many of the town centre business are facilitating charity drop-off points this year and if you are able to drop off a gift or donation it will always be welcomed.
Remaining dates for Swadlincote Market in 2022 are the 13, 16, 17, 20, 23 and 24 December, returning on Tuesday 3 January.
7 December 2022