Dronfield Christmas Festivities - 29th November from 4pm
Christmas celebrations will begin in Dronfield on Friday 29th November with the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on at 6pm in the Library Gardens. Children from Gorseybrigg Primary School will be singing some festive songs and everyone is invited to join in with the carol singing. This year the award winning Dronfield Genquip Brass Band will be providing the music. There will also be a collection which will be split between the school and the Town Mayor's Charity Fund.
Festivities will begin earlier that afternoon though from 4:00pm onwards when the annual Christmas Fest will take place in the Civic Hall plus this year will also see a Christmas Fairground in the Civic Centre Car Park. There will be seasonal refreshments, free craft activities and Santa's Grotto, plus stalls from local groups and organisations.
Dronfield businesses are also getting into the festive spirit this year, with part of the High Street closed off for the events taking place. The shops will be making the most of this opportunity to light up Christmas. There are some great attractions planned including live music, Dronfield Dance Academy will be showing off their talents, Keith "The Sax" Burkitt will be playing, Christmas jumpers are a must for all businesses taking part and all shops will be having a charity sweet selection with proceeds going to local charities. Plus don't forget your tickets for the hamper and gift voucher raffles. The Blue Stoops will also have local musician Drew Biggin playing outside plus they will be selling lots of Christmas drinks, food and goodies plus toasted marshmallows.
The Barn will be hosting a Christmas Mini-Market from 6pm until 9pm on Friday 29th November and that will also continue between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 30th November. Also don't forget to visit the amazing Christmas Tree Festival in Dronfield Parish Church which will run from 29th November to 8th December. There will be around 150 trees decorated by local groups, schools, shops and businesses. So there's lots to look forward to this Christmas in Dronfield.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:37 by Jo Mitchell