Fri 1 December, 2017
Castle Donington will come alive from 5.00pm for the "switch-on" of the Christmas lights.
Everyone is welcome to meet in the St Edwards churchyard for a lantern procession led by Santa. Bring your lanterns and torches – ps. don't forget to dress your parents up too!)
The procession will leave the churchyard via the back gate out on to Church Lane, along the full length of Borough Street and finish at the Market Place.
After the event the children will be given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with Santa and his reindeer before Santa "flies" off on his busy tour of duties ahead of the big night on Christmas Eve.
To complete the picture and create that special atmosphere, it is hoped that, with Santa's arrival, will come the unusual but effective "snow blizzard."
The Parish Council has been working closely with business and other local groups to promote and develop this Event yet retain the theme of informality and orientated to children. Many of the local businesses and shops will be remain open until 8.00pm on this day for Christmas Late Night Shopping.
The shopkeepers and businesses will open their doors offering seasonal refreshments and sweets for the children.