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Mansfield's set for a festival of Xmas fun

Information about all the FREE and low-cost activities on across the District over the festive season will be available from Thursday (8 November) in the Mansfield Xmas Festival booklet.

Copies of the guide have been sent to schools and will also be available in leisure centres, doctors and dental surgeries, community centres and Council buildings. The information will also be available at

The Xmas Festival starts with The Big Switch On in Mansfield Town Centre on Sunday 18 November, and finishes on 6 January with the final performance of the Palace Theatre's pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Throughout November, December and into January there are plenty of activities suitable for all the family. There's a treasure trail, free horse and carriage rides in the Market Place, craft workshops for children, a selection of Christmas markets and fairs for lots of fantastic gift ideas, a fairground, a Victorian Farmers' Market, children's parties and a pottery painting evening for adults.

The booklet also provides the dates and times of Santa's Grotto in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre and late night shopping in the town centre.

There are events across the District including the Christmas Lights Switch On in Mansfield Woodhouse on 22 November from 4.30pm-5.30pm and on 8 December there's a Christmas Extravaganza including a parade, Santa's Grotto, on-stage entertainment and a variety of stalls and activities from 11.30am-3pm. There's also a Christmas Market and late night shopping evening in Warsop on 6 December from 4pm-8pm.

The Mayor of Mansfield Tony Egginton said: "This Christmas is packed full of events and activities across the District to entertain people of all ages. The Xmas Festival booklet is all you need to ensure you don't miss any of it. Put the dates in your diary now!"

Published 05 November 2012

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