Photos: Thousands of people enjoy Harborough's Christmas Fayre
Here are Andrew Carpenter's photos of the event
Temperatures plunged but it stayed dry as wrapped-up families from all over Market Harborough and surrounding villages crowded into the town for the traditional late-night shopping spectacular.
Stallholders selling everything from that special Christmas gift to food and drink rammed the raucous High Street as the town’s stores did a roaring trade.
The event was organised once again by the dedicated Market Harborough Christmas Fayre committee.
Hard-working local organisations and charities such as the Lions were out in force while children loved the frills and thrills of the fairground in the Commons car park near Tesco’s.