Corby’s festive fun!
Another bumper Christmas events programme is planned this year in Corby town centre. In addition to the traditional Santa’s Grotto in Queen’s Square, on offer are free children’s Christmas craft workshops, festive walkabout characters and live music.
There’s a Christmas Market at Corby Cube to enjoy on Friday, 8 December, whilst on Saturday, 9 December a special launch event includes the opportunity to have your picture taken in a giant snowglobe, try out a snowboarding simulator and join in some fun fairground games!
There will be the usual Christmas trees and decorations throughout the town centre and, once again, taking pride of place in Corporation Street will be the giant illuminated ‘Happy Santa’, as well as a snow family in Willow Place – perfect for seasonal selfies! Visitors are invited to submit selfies to the centre’s Facebook page for the chance to win a £50 gift card for a town centre store of their choice.
Santa’s Grotto will be open on the weekends of 9/10, 16/17 and 23/24 December from 11am to 4pm. Admission is £3.50 per child to include an age-appropriate gift. No booking is required but please be prepared to wait – he’s a popular guy!
In the run up to the big day, Saturday visitors will be entertained by the Corby Silver Band and you can join in community carols on Saturday, 16 December at 11am outside McDonalds to really get into the festive spirit!
The town centre team will also be offering free Christmas craft workshops on Sunday 10 December and Sunday 17 December, where children can decorate a gingerbread man and make a tree decoration. The craft workshops will operate on a walk-in basis from 11am to 2pm at Spencer Court, Corby, while stocks last. Again, no booking is required.
Corby town centre director Dan Pickard says: “With a comprehensive events programme – plus over 100 high street stores, independent shops and eateries – we are encouraging customers to save petrol, love local, and make Corby their one stop shop for all things Christmas this year.”
Full details of all Corby Christmas events can be found at willowplace.co.uk.