Lights Switch On, Market and Fair – Saturday 30 November

Saturday 30th  November is this year’s New Mills Christmas lights switch on, market and fair which is a key festive event in the High Peak’s run up to Christmas.

The event has managed to retain a traditional look and feel, attracting thousands of family visitors from around the region every year.

The family orientated event focuses around the town centre with the traditional switching on of the Christmas Tree lights in the centre of New Mills, light show with stilt walkers, fire eaters, brass bands, carol singing, dancing and festive fun linked in with an evening of indulgence and late night shopping in the town centre.

2019 will be no different with a huge festive market filling the streets of New Mills town centre with dozens of stalls with traditional Christmas gifts, local produce and not forgetting a feast of festive food and drink with a strong local focus.  Local shops will be staying open late as will New Mills Indoor Market.

Christmas festival organiser Steve Wilson said, “This is what Christmas should be about, families and friends enjoying themselves together whilst indulging in a shopping and eating spree on the closed town centre streets, they can be entertained by live festive music, funfair rides, stilt walkers, alongside visits from the ‘Snow Queen’ and Pantomime favourites from New Mills Art Theatre – who knows Father Christmas may even pop by!”.

The evening starts at 5:00pm with the Christmas lights and light show being switched on at 6:30pm on the ‘prom’ followed by an evening of street music, song and dance with festive fun a plenty for all the family.    

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