All you need to know about Market Harborough’s Christmas Fayre and late night shopping

Previous late night shopping event. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Previous late night shopping event. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

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.