Loughborough’s 1st Festive Fayre comes to town

Sunday 10th December will see the emergence of a new Christmas event for Loughborough: The Love Loughborough Winter Festive Fayre.

 

The event will bring a great variety of entertainment and activities to draw footfall into the town including live music, arts & crafts marquee, FREE gift wrapping, festive stalls, street entertainment and a visit from the man in red himself.

 

The event kicks off at 10am with a chance to sing a long with your favourite fairy-tale themed princesses. Princess Pals will also be around over lunch time for some photo opportunities before performing live again at 2.30. Keep an eye out for some surprize visits from the cast of Loughborough’s Robin Hood panto and some extremely tall magical angels.

 

Charlie Russell will be blasting out some live acoustic sessions in preparation for the hugely popular Irish Celtic Band Govannen, who will be performing a full hour slot at 1.00pm.

There will be an Open Mic Session between 11am and 12.00 so grab your instruments and head down to the stage for your 10 minute debut !

 

The Love Loughborough Team of Elves will be helping Santa with some gift wrapping and ribbon twirling skills. Sponsored by M&S, the elves are offering a completely FREE gift wrapping service – just bring your gifts to the elves and you will be offered a complimentary drinks token courtesy of the Rose & Crown and our on-site coffee van – go and enjoy either a pint or glass of house wine or a coffee/tea whilst your gifts are expertly wrapped and garnished with ribbons and bows.

 

The main event will see the arrival of Santa and his fairy Godmother with a couple of his trusted reindeer. Come and sit on the sledge and have your photo taken with Father Christmas whilst he takes a few hours out of his busy schedule to visit Loughborough. The reindeer are due to fly in about 11am before getting back to work at 3pm.

 

Don’t worry if the weather isn’t favourable as the arts and crafts tent will be host to a variety of handcrafted gifts and great stocking filler ideas, all under cover in a 24m marquee. There will also be some festive stalls selling great quality local produce including homemade fudge, brownies, jewellery and glassware.

 

Also during the event there will be dancing from Bare Bones Morris, a Birds of Prey display and some children’s rides.

 

 

Love Loughborough are excited to bring a new event to Loughborough with BID Manager, Lisa Brown commenting “it’s another great opportunity to support our High Street and generate footfall on the Sunday’s up to Christmas. We are hoping that the Fayre grows into a substantial annual event which will enhance Sunday retail shopping and encourage our independent retailers to also open their doors”

 

Lez Cope-Newman, BID Chairman very much supports the concept of creating new events commenting “events are proven to drive business into our town centre and help create a vibrant, interesting town which offers unique experiences which compliments Loughborough’s retail, dining and leisure offer”.

 

Don’t forget, that courtesy of Charnwood Borough Council, there will be FREE car parking all day in all of the Council car parks (excluding Browns Lane)

 

The Love Loughborough Winter Festive Fayre is a new event which aims to promote our shop local campaign and support our local businesses to create a vibrant and interesting town centre.