Melton Mowbray

Christmas Weekend


Friday 29th November - Sunday 1st December

Join us this year for our much anticipated 3-day Christmas weekend in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

What's On

With three full days of festive delight, make a date to meet friends, bring the family, start your Christmas shopping and soak in the traditional Christmas experience.

Our Victorian Street Market filled with local food and beverage producers, talented artists, artisans and crafts people and creative street food vendors will line the streets of this historic town with entertainment provided by local school choirs and top singers, musicians and performers. As usual there will be street theatre, Santa's grotto and so much more to see, do, try and taste.

Don't forget to pop in and see the amazing display of Christmas Trees at St. Mary's Church, the stunning wreaths at St. John the Baptist Church and the beautiful cribs at Sage Cross Church over the weekend too.


Take a visit on the Saturday to the Cattle Market on Scalford Rd, for their Christmas Fayre with an array of farm animals, market stalls, Brass Bands and Round Corner Brewing. 


With so much going during this FREE weekend event, there really is something for everyone.

For more details of the events that are happening each day, click on the links below


Victorian Street Market

Our Victorian Street Market will be on

Friday 10am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm.


The streets of this historic town will be filled with local food and beverage producers, talented artists, artisans and crafts people, wonderful gifts and creative street food vendors. Everything to start your Christmas Shopping off with style.

and firework display

Christmas Lights Switch on

Friday night is sure to go off with a bang with the annual town Christmas Lights Switch on and Firework Display.

At 6.40pm the Christmas Tree in the market place will be blessed by the Revd Ashby and then followed by the traditional countdown with the Mayor of Melton Mowbray and the cast of this year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. With the switch on and fireworks at 6.45pm.

Events at the Churches

Three of Melton Mowbray's churches are embracing the festive spirit and taking part in the weekend.

Christmas Tree Festival

St Mary's Church

Sage Cross Methodist

Nativity Cribs Festival

St John's Church


..the Town

Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town, with it's street market dating back to the domesday book.

Famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese, it is known as the 'Rural Capital of Food'.

The town itself is steeped in history, with buildings dating back to the 14th century.

..the event

the Victorian Christmas Market is now in its 9th Year. What started off as a one day street market has grown over the years to become the much anticipated three day weekend of events and entertainment.



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