Plans announced for Northampton Christmas Fairs

Northampton Borough Council is getting into the Christmas spirit this year with two Frost Fairs.

There will be an exciting line-up of things to do on Sunday 27 November and Sunday 4 December when the Frost Fairs come to the Market Square in the town.

There will be festive entertainment, workshops, Christmas gifts and food to tickle the taste buds of passers by.

Local artists and craft workers will be selling pictures, photography, jewellery, glass and pottery, with an emphasis on locally crafted items ideal for those unique Christmas presents.

The festive fun starts on Sunday 27 November at 12pm, when Fairly Famous Family kick start the first Frost Fair with ‘Just in Case’ - the classic cabaret with a festive twist!

  • 12.30pm to 1pm, the Moulton Morris Men will entertain the people of Northampton.
  • 1pm to 2pm, the Moulton 77 Brass Band will play traditional Christmas music.
  • 2pm to 2.30pm, Moulton Morris Men will take the stage for a second time.
  • 2.30pm to 2.45pm, Children’s carols will fill the Market Square with festive cheer.
  • And at 2.45pm the Fairly Famous Family present...more ‘Just in Case’ Christmas mayhem!

Whether eating at the event or looking for special treat to take home, the Frost Fair can offer a selection of foods including Browns Gourmet Sausages, The Mulled Cider Bar and Sugar and Spice Christmas Puddings.

Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Councillor David Mackintosh said: "We have a fantastic line-up of events, workshops and food stalls for you to enjoy. We want to see as many people get involved in the festivities and really support the town in making this the best Christmas yet. You will be able to park for free on Sundays in all town centre car parks, and up to an hour in the three most popular car parks. So pop along and help us celebrate Christmas 2011.”

The second Frost Fair will take place on Sunday 4 December from 12-3pm, when visitors will be able to enjoy ‘A Most Marvellous retro Christmas’.

Visit www.christmasinnorthampton.co.uk to find out more.

Posted by: Northampton Borough Council

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