Article from DerbyshireLive
It is time to dust off those Santa hats and get into the festive spirit to celebrate the start of Chirstmas.
Christmas is the most magical time of the year as the country celebrates the pending arrival of the big man himself and when it comes to getting the celebrations under way Burton is no exception.
There is a full programme of events as part of 'Christmas in Burton', which have been organised by East Staffordshire Borough Council.
The events, which will include performances, shows, activities and festive markets, are the perfect way for the whole family to enjoy Christmas, organisers have said.
The programme kicks off on Sunday, November 24, with the annual Christmas lights switch on in Burton Market Place.
The day will start with a Christmas Market and entertainment from 2pm, followed by the lights switch on and fireworks display at 5pm.
Shoppers will be able to experience weekend of festive treats, as Burton Market Place welcomes two event to the town, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday, December 7 and December 8.
On Saturday, December 7, the popular Makers' Market will bring a range of artisan traders and live entertainment to the Market Place between 10am and 5pm.
Shoppers will also be able to head inside the Market Hall to browse stalls from an already sold out line up of local crafters and makers.
On Sunday, December 8, the Market Place will host its very first Festive Food Festival. Developed in conjunction with CJ's Events, shoppers can expect a wide range of stalls serving food and drink from home and abroad.
Families have the opportunity to get creative on Saturday, December 7, as the Brewhouse arts centre, off Union Street, hosts it annual Festive Family Funday, which also features a visit from Santa.
Children will also be able to join in the fun, as the colourful interactive show, 'Glisten', arrives at the Brewhouse from December 16 to 18.
Santa arrives in the town on Thursday, December 19, as the fun festive show, 'Santa's Christmas Countdown' comes to the Brewhouse arts centre, in Union Street.
The programme of events concludes in style on Saturday, December 21, when the UK's most authentic Rat Pack concert comes to the Brewhouse for a Christmas Party.
Full programme of Events
- November 24 - Christmas Lights Switch On: Market Place
- November 24 - Christmas Lights Market: Market Hall
- December 7 - Festive Family Fun Day: The Brewhouse
- December 7 - Makers Market: Market Hall and Place
- December 8 - Food and Drink Festival: Market Hall and Place
- December, 16 to 18 - Glisten: The Brewhouse
- December 19 - Santa's Christmas Countdown – The Brewhouse
- December 21 - Rat Pack Live Christmas Party – The Brewhouse
Full details are available by visiting www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/christmas-in-burton