Santa Claus is coming to Mansfield!
Families are being encouraged to attend the Christmas lights switch-on at 2pm on Sunday, November 15.
Santa’s arrival parade will take place along Westgate from St John Street to the area next to Mansfield Library at the side of the Four Seasons Shopping Centre.
He will be arriving in his horse-drawn sleigh to mark the opening of his grotto in the Four Seasons. Santa will also be joined by some very special guests from the Palace Theatre’s Aladdin pantomime alongside some festive stilt walkers.
At the end of the parade, at about 3pm, Santa will make his way to Santa’s Toy Factory Grotto in the Four Seasons where children can post their letter to Santa, watch his elves at work and sing along with his reindeer.
The parade will be followed by games and prizes from 3pm on the stage in the Market Place before the main stage show featuring special guests and live music starts at 3.30pm.
Executive Mayor of Mansfield, Kate Allsop, said: “The parade proves very popular with both young and old alike every year and I’m sure this year will be no exception.
“There is something for everyone at this year’s Christmas Light Switch On, so make sure you get into town early to make the most of this festive day.”
The council’s Christmas What’s On guide, which gives full details of all the events and activities over the festive period, will be delivered to homes across the district from October 26. You can also pick up a copy from community venues or download it from www.mansfield.gov.uk/whatson from 1 November.