Christmas in Melton

Christmas trees

Melton Mowbray celebrates Christmas in abundance with festive events, markets and special offers galore, there's everything you could want for a perfect Christmas experience for all the family!

Celebrate the start of the festivities and join the thousands of local's countdown to the switching on of the town’s Christmas illuminations. The annual five day Christmas Tree Festival takes place at St Mary’s Church in the town centre where over 1000 festive trees are decorated at this spectacular festival. At the Festival of Cribs you can see a fantastic display of over 100 nativity cribs, a truly stunning sight at Christmas.

Twinlakes Park is transformed into a stunning Winter Wonderland from mid November onwards. Take the Polar Express, watch Eskimo’s work, penguins play and see Santa and his little helpers at Santa’s Grotto experience.

If you're feeling energetic why not collect your santa costume and run or walk the 5k Melton Santa Run around the 137 acre Melton Country Park, a great feel-good charity event.

Christmas Shopping

There's lots of ideas for Christmas presents, festive food and entertainment at the two day Victorian Christmas Fayre, meet Queen Victoria and enjoy a taste of Dickensian Britain. At the ‘blokes shopping day’ you can get your gifts wrapped for free, whilst enjoying a free pint, courtesy of the Melton Elves and at the Christmas Eve Market you can grab those last minute bargains and fresh festive produce at the Christmas Eve Market and also at the poultry sale and auction.




Christmas events in Melton

ChocFest at Melton Mowbray

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Nov 2019

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Victorian Christmas Fayre

Fri 29 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

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Sat 30 Nov 2019

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Santa Fun Run and Walk

Sun 1 Dec 2019

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The Melton Victorian Christmas Fayre of 2018 will take place over the weekend of Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December.

New Year's Hunt Meet

Meet the horses and hounds of the three local hunts at the New Year’s Day Meet.