Ho-ho-here comes Santa! Get set for day of entertainment followed by lights switch-on
FIREWORKS are set to light up the night sky once again this month as Wellingborough is whisked into a winter wonderland, gearing up for Christmas.
Santa Claus is coming to town next Saturday, 28th, as part of Wellingborough’s festive celebrations.
Father Christmas will arrive on his sleigh pulled by reindeer at 1.30pm at Sheep Street, which will mark the start of a family day of entertainment.
The festive lights will be switched on at 6.15pm and one child will be chosen by raffle to help the mayor turn them on.
Youngsters can enjoy a giant snow globe, a spectacular firework display and a range of acts, including Rhianna and Abba tribute bands – performing on a specially-built stage in Orient Place.
The cast from The Castle’s Christmas musical ‘A Christmas Carol’ will also be at their entertaining best to give you a taste of things to come.
The festivities are being organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), which is paid for by businesses, through its Discover Wellingborough campaign, which stages events and activities aimed at encouraging people into the town centre.
Christmas will come early for the lucky winner of the ‘Scrooge’s Gold’ giveaway where shoppers will get the chance to win £2,016 worth of prizes to spend in 2016.
To win, shoppers must spend £10 or more in a Discover Wellingborough town centre business between November 28 and Christmas Eve and fill in an online entry form and keep the receipt from their purchase.
Above – SWITCH ON TO CHRISTMAS: Last year’s festive party drew the crowds and tomorrow’s event is set to be even bigger and better.