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Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019
Sunday, 01 December 2019, 10.00am -  6.00pm
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Location

Retford Market Square
,
RETFORD
DN22 6DQ

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Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019

Retford Market Square and Town Centre
Sunday 1st December 2019   10am - 6pm

Last year's Retford Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch-On was overwhelmingly voted the best Christmas event the town has ever held and this year's event looks even more exciting!

As always you can enjoy new attractions and, of course, old favourites such as Santa , once again brought along by Retford Lions, plus Jo Jingles, Bassetlaw Bear & Traxie Bear.  There will be fab fireworks and Retford's spectacular new Christmas Lights!

View and Download the Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019 leaflet here.

ATTRACTION HIGHLIGHTS

Santa will be in his grotto in Retford Town Hall Buttermarket from just after midday and children will be entertained by Jo Jingles, Debutots, Artventurers and Kixx whilst they're waiting to see him.  Refreshments will be available courtesy of Retford Mayflower WI.

Santa’s Little Helper this year will be chosen on the day!  Parents/guardians just need to complete an entry form and put it into a box in the Buttermarket between 12noon and 3pm. The winner will be chosen at random and their parent/guardian will be phoned at 3.15pm.

The stage will be the focal point for the day with an open-air service at 11.15am led by Revd Julie Coates, followed by entertainment from the Retford Pipe & Drum Band, Majestic Theatre School, Elizabethan Academy, Makaton Choir, The Performance Hub, Louise Clarkson Dancers, and Jessica Mary Brett.

The Civic Ceremony will take place at 4.45pm with appearances from Debbie Merryweather, Chairman of BDC, and Garry Clarkson, Mayor of Retford.

The lights will be switched-on by Santa and his little helper at 5.00pm.

As always, children will find lots of fantastic activities and fun at Bassetlaw Museum and everyone is invited to visit Retford's newly opened Pilgrims Gallery.  If you're interested in the Pilgrims Story why not also visit the Pilgrims Museum at the Retford Hub in Churchgate.

Don't miss the wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at St Swithun’s Parish Church which is aiming to display 100 Christmas Trees this year and, just a 2 minute walk away, is the Grove Street Methodist Church with their beautiful Star Festival.

RETFORD CHRISTMAS MARKET ORGANISERS

Retford Business Forum's (RBF) Christmas Market Team has delivered the Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on for the last five years and this year they were delighted to be supported by North Notts BID, which has not only provided some funds but has also helped with the organisation and delivery of the event.

The Forum also welcomes the continuing support of Bassetlaw District Council, Retford Lions, Jo Jingles, EES Showhire and other local businesses and societies. It is a community event run for the people of Retford and the surrounding villages, and visitors have been welcomed from all over Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire…… and beyond!

The Christmas Market promises to be the biggest and best yet... there may still be stalls available – to book one please contact the team at North Notts BID on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01777 861601.

 

The support of local individuals and businesses is vital to the success of the event and the team is always looking for supporters – to make it bigger and better than ever – every year! Whether you just want to give something back to the community or want to raise the visibility and awareness of your brand, please get in touch – we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Retford Business Forum is run by volunteers from Retford’s business and community-interestRetford Business Forum is run by volunteers from Retford’s business and community-interestenterprises. The Forum is not regularly funded by any organisation and relies on its members andsponsors for support. It is passionate and committed to ensuring that Retford and its surroundingvillages prosper economically and through improved social wellbeing.

For further information please contact Rick Brand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01427 891376.

View and Download the Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019 leaflet here.

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Retford Christmas Lights Market and Pilgrims Festival s5    Retford Christmas Lights Market and Pilgrims Festival s6

Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019

Retford Market Square and Town Centre
Sunday 1st December 2019   10am - 6pm

Last year's Retford Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch-On was overwhelmingly voted the best Christmas event the town has ever held and this year's event looks even more exciting!

As always you can enjoy new attractions and, of course, old favourites such as Santa , once again brought along by Retford Lions, plus Jo Jingles, Bassetlaw Bear & Traxie Bear.  There will be fab fireworks and Retford's spectacular new Christmas Lights!

View and Download the Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019 leaflet here.

ATTRACTION HIGHLIGHTS

Santa will be in his grotto in Retford Town Hall Buttermarket from just after midday and children will be entertained by Jo Jingles, Debutots, Artventurers and Kixx whilst they're waiting to see him.  Refreshments will be available courtesy of Retford Mayflower WI.

Santa’s Little Helper this year will be chosen on the day!  Parents/guardians just need to complete an entry form and put it into a box in the Buttermarket between 12noon and 3pm. The winner will be chosen at random and their parent/guardian will be phoned at 3.15pm.

The stage will be the focal point for the day with an open-air service at 11.15am led by Revd Julie Coates, followed by entertainment from the Retford Pipe & Drum Band, Majestic Theatre School, Elizabethan Academy, Makaton Choir, The Performance Hub, Louise Clarkson Dancers, and Jessica Mary Brett.

The Civic Ceremony will take place at 4.45pm with appearances from Debbie Merryweather, Chairman of BDC, and Garry Clarkson, Mayor of Retford.

The lights will be switched-on by Santa and his little helper at 5.00pm.

As always, children will find lots of fantastic activities and fun at Bassetlaw Museum and everyone is invited to visit Retford's newly opened Pilgrims Gallery.  If you're interested in the Pilgrims Story why not also visit the Pilgrims Museum at the Retford Hub in Churchgate.

Don't miss the wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at St Swithun’s Parish Church which is aiming to display 100 Christmas Trees this year and, just a 2 minute walk away, is the Grove Street Methodist Church with their beautiful Star Festival.

RETFORD CHRISTMAS MARKET ORGANISERS

Retford Business Forum's (RBF) Christmas Market Team has delivered the Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on for the last five years and this year they were delighted to be supported by North Notts BID, which has not only provided some funds but has also helped with the organisation and delivery of the event.

The Forum also welcomes the continuing support of Bassetlaw District Council, Retford Lions, Jo Jingles, EES Showhire and other local businesses and societies. It is a community event run for the people of Retford and the surrounding villages, and visitors have been welcomed from all over Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire…… and beyond!

The Christmas Market promises to be the biggest and best yet... there may still be stalls available – to book one please contact the team at North Notts BID on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01777 861601.

 

The support of local individuals and businesses is vital to the success of the event and the team is always looking for supporters – to make it bigger and better than ever – every year! Whether you just want to give something back to the community or want to raise the visibility and awareness of your brand, please get in touch – we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Retford Business Forum is run by volunteers from Retford’s business and community-interestRetford Business Forum is run by volunteers from Retford’s business and community-interestenterprises. The Forum is not regularly funded by any organisation and relies on its members andsponsors for support. It is passionate and committed to ensuring that Retford and its surroundingvillages prosper economically and through improved social wellbeing.

For further information please contact Rick Brand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01427 891376.

View and Download the Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019 leaflet here.

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Retford Christmas Lights and Market flyer event.jpg

Location

Retford Market Square
,
RETFORD
DN22 6DQ




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