As Christmas approaches, with just five weeks to go, why not get involved with all the festivities that Northampton has to offer. At MGT Design we have put together the latest news for the Northampton Christmas season. Have a look and see which festivity takes your fancy.
Northampton Christmas Lights – Thursday 20th November 2014
The Northampton Christmas lights will be turning on in Northampton, at the Market Square, on Thursday 20th November 2014. The Northampton Christmas lights will be hosted by Stewart and Natalie from Heart Radio’s Breakfast Show. Festivities will start at 5.30pm and the lights will be switched on at 6pm by the celebrity guest Joe Pasquale who is currently performing at The Royal and Derngate theatre as Captain Smee in the well known pantomime Peter Pan. To keep everyone entertained there will be Christmas carols which everyone can join in and sing to start off the Christmas season.
German Christmas Market – Thursday 20th November – Sunday 21st December 2014
After the Christmas Lights are turned on in Northampton’s Market Square, make your way over to Abington Street where the German Christmas Market will open for the Christmas season. The German Christmas market will consist of 24 stalls where you will be able to purchase something different for someone special this Christmas. The stalls will include traditional German food and drink such as German sausages and beer. Other stalls will include handmade crafts and gifts such as candles and jewellery, which will make the perfect Christmas present. The German Christmas market will be open from the 20th November until the 21st December 2014. On the 20th November it will be open from 6pm – 9pm and from the 21st November – the 21st December 2014 it will be open everyday from 10am – 9pm.
Northampton Vintage Frost Fair – Sunday 14th December 2014
The Northampton Christmas Vintage Frost Fair will be held in the Market Square on Sunday 14th December 2014. There will be a mixture of stalls selling antiques and vintage items, Christmas gifts, Christmas crafts and cards as well as stalls selling various food and drink. The Vintage Frost Fair will be open from 11am until 5pm. The Northampton Christmas Vintage Frost Fair is a great place to go to buy a unique handmade gift for someone special this Christmas.
Between 4pm and 5pm there will be a choir singing Christmas songs and Christmas carols to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Coca Cola Lorry Visits Northampton – Wednesday 17th December 2014
Everyone has the same feeling that when they first see the Coca Cola Christmas advert on the television they know that the “holidays are coming” and Christmas is on its way. The Christmas Coca Cola lorry will be visiting Northampton on Wednesday 17th December on St Giles Square and will be there for everyone to see from 12pm – 8pm so that everyone will have a chance to see the famous red lorry. Why not go after school or work and enjoy a refreshing drink of Coca Cola and have your picture taken with the famous red Coca Cola lorry or why not take a selfie and show your friends and family where you have been and what you have been up to.
Free Parking this Christmas in Northampton
Make the most of the free parking that Northampton has to offer this Christmas. Parking is already free for two hours in the following multi storey car parks; Grosvenor, Mayorhold, St John’s and St Michael’s. All of these car parks offer free parking for two hours on a weekday and offer free parking all day each Saturday to Sunday. From Thursday 20th November 2014 there will be extended parking hours and parking will also be free from 3pm on every Thursday. This coincides with The Grosvenor Centre having extended shopping hours on a Thursday where most shops will be open until 7pm. This will help with Christmas shopping as you can go and buy some gifts after work which will be quieter than going at the weekend.