Warwick’s celebrated Victorian Christmas Evening takes place on Thursday 28th November from 5pm to 9pm and once again will be supported by the Rotary Club of Warwick
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire will host a packed programme of entertainment on stage in the Market Place where Father Christmas will help the Mayor of Warwick switch the town’s Christmas lights on at 7pm.
There will be attractions throughout the town centre including a traditional carousel, a horse and carriage, craft demonstrations, birds of prey, ferret racing, traction engines, children’s rides and an auction.
A lantern procession from St Mary’s Church will provide a colourful highlight just before the lights switch-on. Craft, charity and festive food stalls will wind through Swan Street, Market Street and the Market Place.
Shopkeepers and stallholders will be in period costume and visitors are encouraged to enter the Best Dressed Victorian Competition. Both the best dressed man and the best dressed woman will receive a meal voucher at The Rose and Crown.
At the same time as the lights are switched on the Rotary Tree of Light will be illuminated which enables people to remember loved ones by making a donation to charity.