Plans for Attleborough’s Christmas Carnival revealed

Musicians from Wymondham College take part in a previous Attleborough Christmas Carnival. From left

Musicians from Wymondham College take part in a previous Attleborough Christmas Carnival. From left were: Kerry Lake, Jes Shute, Abigail McDougall, Kate Bowers and Laura Mitchell-Hynd. Pic by Natasha Lyster - Credit: © Eastern Counties Newspapers

Details of Attleborough's upcoming Christmas Carnival have been revealed.

The town will usher in the festive season with a blaze of lights, music and fun on Sunday, November 27.

During the afternoon there will be craft and charity stalls at the town hall, church hall and sports hall and a street fair at the Town Square, Queens Square car park and churchyard.

Father Christmas will parade through the town on his sleigh with his helpers and real reindeer, before speaking to children and handing out presents at a grotto.

The reindeer will then be in Queen's Square for people to visit.

There will also be carol singing, a Christmas tree and shops hosting window displays and stalls.

The town council has asked for as many homes as possible to be decorated with their lights lit by 3.45pm to add to the effect of the display.

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Visitors are encouraged to wear fancy dress.

Attleborough Christmas Carnival schedule

1pm - 6pm: Craft Stalls will be open at the church hall, town hall and sports hall. There will also be vintage vehicles at the Queen's Square car park, and bus rides.

2pm - 6pm: Father Christmas to parade through the town with reindeer and then set up at his 'magical fairy-tale grotto'.

4pm: The town's Christmas tree will be blessed by Revd. Matthew Jackson, and there will be carol singing.

4.15pm: Countdown and switch on of the Christmas lights display, which will be done by Attleborough schoolchildren.

4.20pm: The 'best window competition shield' and 'best decorated stall cup' will be presented to this year's winners.

4.30pm: There will be a carol service at St Mary's Church.

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