Look out for stilt walkers at Market Harborough’s Christmas Fayre with Late Night Shopping tomorrow (Friday) evening.
The fun-with-shopping runs from 6pm until 9pm, in a closed-to-traffic town centre.
An elf stilt walker will lead shoppers from The Square down Northampton Road to a bustling Market Hall.
There’s also an ice king stilt walker, who will be patrolling Adam and Eve Street and Church Street.
Also new for this year is a Christmas selfie board in Church Street.
Christmas Fayre organiser Juliette Maher is promising “a great night, full of traditional fun”.
Delights include the lights, and also a Winter Wonderland on The Square with Santa’s Grotto and a snow machine.
You will also see characters from the film Frozen on Manor Walk, a school choir in the Indoor Market, classic cars on Abbey Street, a Wishing Tree on Adam and Eve Street and a fairground behind the Old Grammar School.
There’s also a performance stage by the Angel Hotel on High Street, with acts including Harborough Youth Theatre and award-winning vocalist Anne-Marie Marlow.
Outdoor stalls will be scattered around the town.
And even Church Street - where the traders were angry at the loss of cross-street lights - will look pretty again, with around 40 lit Christmas trees and some highly-decorated shop windows.
Most importantly, don’t forget to shop in the Market Harborough stores that will be staying open until 9pm.
The independent stores in particular – and Market Harborough is fortunate enough to have a brilliant selection – get a real boost from your Christmas cash.