Christmas Celebrations in Swadlincote
20 November 2021 - 16 January 2022
20 November 2021 - 16 January 2022
Christmas 2021 promises to be a celebration of all things family, fun and festive!
Saturday 20 November – 10am-4pm
Festive Greetings to The Snowman™ and The Snowdogs.
Pick up a trail map from Trail HQ at No. 2 Coffee House on the Delph and join us to celebrate the exciting launch of The Snowman™ and The Snowdog sculpture trail across Swadlincote town centre. Follow us on @visitsouthderbyshire, @TheSnowmanWalk and @SnowdogArtTrail
There will be lots of free activities such as film showings of The Snowman™ ; giant Christmas Snow Globes, the chance to fly though the air as The Snowman™ in a special Christmas simulator ride, live entertainment, ice carvings, visits to Santa’s Grotto, festive characters and giveaways.
And while you are searching for the sculptures, remember to take a look at the Christmas Window displays, you will be able to vote for your favourite on Saturday 4 December.
Our retailers and local attractions are really entering into the spirit of the season, so look out for their individual activities or find them on our What’s On listing.
Saturday 27 November – 10am-4pm
It’s time to get fully festive in Swadlincote! Write a letter to Santa at our workshops and post them in the post box made entirely of ice!
Step into a winter wonderland in our giant Snow Globe, meet Santa in his grotto and see the Mary Christmas show (pre-booking only), along with live music and entertainment.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December – 9am-3pm
Small Business Saturday Christmas Market & Santa’s Fun Walk (Sunday)
A weekend of Christmas shopping to celebrate Small Business Saturday, supporting the small independent businesses in your town centre. With indoor art, craft and gift stalls in Swadlincote Town Hall; Christmas market stalls, food and refreshments.
Lots of children’s activities (with another chance to fly though the air as The Snowman™ in a special Christmas simulator ride) and entertainment to delight the whole family including Santa’s Fun Walk on Sunday to raise funds for local causes.
You will also be able to vote for your favourite Swadlincote Christmas Window display today. The voting will be online so don’t forget to join in on social media @visitsouthderbyshire. The winner will be announced on Saturday 11 December.
Saturday 11 December – 10am-7pm
Christmas Carols & Songs
A day of festive songs performed in and around the town centre. Buy local at the traditional High Street market, and watch out for the live ice carving of a Christmas sleigh, festive characters and food stalls during the day.
Saturday 15 January, 2022
Come along and say “goodbye” to The Snowman and The Snowdogs, in a special farewell event on their final weekend before melting away from Swadlincote. Further details to be announced.
Walking with The Snowman is presented by Wild in Art in collaboration with Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House UK). Wild in Art is a leading producer of spectacular public art events that bring people together through the creation of uniquely painted sculptures.
The Snowman and The Snowman and Snowdog films are © Snowman Enterprises Limited.
“The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs is published by Puffin www.thesnowman.com
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