CHRISTMAS kicks off in Mexborough tomorrow — with festive events also planned in Conisbrough, Swinton, Goldthorpe and Kilnhurst over the next few days.
There will be plenty of stalls to browse in Mexborough tomorrow as Christmas celebrations begin in style.
The town’s Countdown to Christmas event will be held from 4pm to 7pm, with a visit from Santa and his reindeer, free face painting, donkey rides, fairground rides and music from singer Dan Cocksedge
The town’s new festive lights will be turned on at 4.30pm.
Kilnhurst WMC on Victoria Street is the venue for a Christmas fair from 3.30pm tomorrow, with all proceeds going towards repairs to flooding damage at Kilnhurst Primary School.
Meanwhile, Swinton Community Focus Group will hold its Christmas fair on Friday from 3pm to 6pm at Swinton Civic Hall, with stalls, Santa’s Grotto, appearance by Elsa from Frozen and performances from Kilnhurst Choir.
Goldthorpe’s Christmas Market on Friday will be opened by the Mayor of Barnsley at 4pm in Market Street, with a visit from Santa and plenty of stalls.
Conisbrough Forward is hosting a Christmas Market in Conisbrough between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, in Church Street and West Street
Penny Lloyd-Rees, of Conisbrough Forward, said: “This year’s Christmas Market will be bigger and livelier than in previous years thanks to our new organiser Russ Asquith, who has arranged for even more of the village centre to be pedestrianised for a bigger market and plenty of entertainment.
“Rotherham’s Tuneless Choir will be joining St Peter’s Church Choir and Castle Cavaliers Band to create a festive atmosphere and there will be a vintage steam organ playing throughout the day on Church Street.
“Tuby’s fun fair will be in Sainsbury's car park and there are extra stalls in the church and church hall and activities in the library.”
There will also be a stall run by Conisbrough & Denaby Heritage Group, bric-a-brac and Christmas card sellers, and refreshments.