Harleston Christmas Market: Christmas is just round the corner and the shops have been full of tempting Christmas items for weeks. So make a note of Harleston’s exciting plans and schedule your Christmas gift-buying around it.
Once again there will be a Christmas Market from 9.30am till 6pm with stalls selling all manner of edible, decorative and useful goodies. Favourites such as the fruit liqueurs and preserves, cakes, pies, bread and pastries, hand stitched aprons and craft items, locally reared meats, cider and apple juice will be joined by new stalls such as Gabriel’s Garden and Tudor Bakehouse. There will also be delicious drinks and street food to help keep you warm and seasonal songs from Too Many Cooks.
Father Christmas will be welcoming young visitors to Santa’s Grotto at Harleston Information Plus during the afternoon, and there will be a Christmas Bazaar at St John’s Church in Broad Street during the morning.
From 4pm The Thoroughfare will be closed for children’s rides and other entertainments, including a fabulous Snow Globe, community stalls and performers. The East of England Brass Band will provide lots of familiar and seasonal tunes.
We are thrilled that comedian, writer and performer Ben Langley, best known as a star of Britain’s Got Talent and the Christmas panto at Norwich Theatre Royal, will do the official Switch-on of the lights on the Christmas tree and around town, at 6.30pm.