The centre of Market Harborough becomes a traffic-free zone today (Friday), as the Christmas Fayre hits town.
Roads will be shut from 2pm as the town centre is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with 20 tonnes of snow.
Many town shops and stalls in the Market Hall will be open until late for Christmas shoppers, and there will be a huge range of festive attractions on the night, including 25 live acts on two stages and around the town.
Organiser Alastair Woodgate said: “We’d love you to come down and enjoy our wonderful town and experience the magic of Christmas.”
The main highlights of the town’s 2015 Christmas Fayre include:
* Snow on the Square - real snow will be delivered to a marquee at the centre of Market Harborough and children will be able to make a snowman and decorate a real Christmas tree.
* The St. Mary’s Road Stage - at the top of St. Mary’s Road, showcasing the talented musical youth of Market Harborough.
* The Angel Stage - at the top of the High Street.
* An Elves’ workshop - it’s on Coventry Road and will provide craft activities for children.
Popular attractions from last year are also returning, including The Victorian Food Quarter on Adam and Eve Street, real reindeer on Manor Walk, a classic vehicle parade on Abbey Street, a Christmas tree festival in the Congregational Church and Father Christmas in his lodge at the Old Grammar School.
Market Harborough’s Christmas Fayre will be on this year from 4pm until 9pm.
“We are sticking with a traditional Christmas event with a family feel for all ages” said organiser Sofi Vaughan.
“I really believe in the people and independent businesses of this town, so please support us and them by shopping locally.”