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The annual Calverton Christmas light switch is on Friday, December 1 followed on Sunday, December 3 by a Christmas Fair at the Village Hall.


Christmas is coming to Calverton this weekend starting on Friday, December 1 as the annual Calverton Christmas light switch on takes place followed on Sunday, December 3 by a Christmas Fair at the Village Hall.

The Parish Council Christmas light up in the centre of Calverton every year is one of the most popular, totally free days of the year in the village and is a perfect opportunity for people to start getting into the Christmas spirit and bring the community together to celebrate.

Friday’s Christmas light switch on event will run from 3.00pm – 7.00pm.

Calverton Parish Council have announced that three local schools will be performing – Colonel Frank Seely at 3.45pm, St.Wilfrid’s at 4.00pm and Manor Park at 4.20pm followed a community service / blessing by Rev. Sam Hustwayte at 4.45pm.

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The Christmas light switch on will take place at 5.00pm by a special local guest followed shortly after by a traditional community carol service with a variety of food treats supplied free of charge.

An amazing ferris wheel and children’s roundabout are also provided free of charge with the event provided and paid for by Calverton Parish Council.

Local Gedling Borough Councillors Boyd Elliott, Jane Walker and Lorraine Brown will also be in attendance and have donated £300 to the Parish Council to spend on treats from their discretionary members fund.

This year the cost for the lights to Calverton parish council has roughly quadrupled from what it was two years ago and at a recent parish council meeting the local councillors had to decide if they would go ahead with all the lights again, or even not have any due to rising costs.

The parish council decided to proceed with less trees lit up this year, and with the money saved, have the ferris wheel, fairground ride, etc. like the year before. The cost to provide the lights and fair ground rides is approx. £5,500.00.

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Two days later (Sunday, December 3) the Calverton Christmas Fair will be held at the Village Hall, William Lee Memorial Park, Park Road, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6SA.

The event will run from 10.30am – 4.00pm and is free to enter.

There will be providing a “Letter to Santa” service where youngsters can bring their letter to Santa, chat with the man himself and he will take their letter with him back to the North Pole so please prepare your letter at home ready to give to him.

St Wilfrid’s School Choir will perform and 11.00am. and Gedling Play Forum will be providing seasonal arts & craft for all ages and abilities and the chance to help decorate the Christmas tree in the park.

There will be an assortment of stalls selling a variety of goods from cakes, Christmas decorations, presents and cards. 

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There is limited on site parking and additional information from admin@calvertonpc.org.uk 

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