Festive fun, offers and free parking to encourage people to shop in Doncaster

A wonderful selection of entertainment and offers are being lined up throughout December to encourage residents and visitors to experience Doncaster this Christmas.

The council’s Visit Doncaster team, along with MAM Doncaster Markets team, have helped organise dozens of festive activities the whole family will love and enjoy and with free parking offers available, local residents can have a great time and get all their shopping done in Doncaster this Christmas time.

Highlights include the Mrs Claus Kitchen and Naughty Elf Workshop, the Christmas Kitchen, Christmas Jumper Day, a two-day Christmas Market and lots of music, fun and entertainment during the day and into the evening at the Wool Market and in the town centre.

There will be free afternoon parking from Monday 2 December to Friday 3 January 2020 from 2pm at the Markets Car Park, St George’s Car Park and Colonnades Underground Car Park.

There is also free parking every Saturday in December at Chappell Drive Car Park.

Peter Dale, Director of Economy and Environment, said: “We have a packed programme of entertainment and free parking offers throughout December to entice people to come into Doncaster town centre to shop and enjoy a spectacular Christmas experience.

“We are also promoting events and initiatives right across the borough to encourage people to buy local this Christmas. We are committed to supporting our business community and showcasing what Doncaster has to offer this festive season for local residents and visitors.”

The Visit Doncaster team has been working closely with Market Asset Management, who operate Doncaster Markets, and other partners to bring people these Countdown to Christmas events.

Full details of the planned events can be found at www.visitdoncaster.com

A quick guide to the events is highlighted below:

 

Thu

28/11/2019

Quiz Night

Wool Market

7pm

Fri

29/11/2019

Rebecca Ramone

Wool Market

6:30pm

Sat

30/11/2019

Mrs Claus Kitchen & The Naughty Elf Workshop

International Food Hall

11 -3pm

Sat

30/11/2019

Lu Moré

Wool Market

6:30pm

Tue

03/12/2019

Christmas Kitchen

Wool Market

11 - 2pm

Thu

05/12/2019

Quiz Night

Wool Market

7pm

Fri

06/12/2019

Ruby Mackintosh

Wool Market

6:30pm

Sat

07/12/2019

It’s On Us with Trax FM

Town Centre

11 -1pm

Sat

07/12/2019

Mrs Claus Kitchen & The Naughty Elf Workshop

International Food Hall

11 - 3pm

Sat

07/12/2019

Christmas Jumper Day

Market Square

2-4pm

Sat

07/12/2019

Shorrel Jade

Wool Market

6:30pm

Sat

07/12/2019

Marche de l'etrange

Wool Market

all day

Sun

08/12/2019

Emerging & Professional Artists Christmas Art & Design Fair

Wool Market

all day

Tue

10/12/2019

Christmas Kitchen

Wool Market

11 - 2pm

Thu

12/12/2019

Quiz Night

Wool Market

7pm

Fri

13/12/2019

Changing Melody

Wool Market

6:30pm

Sat

14/12/2019

Doncaster Choral Society

Wool Market

10 - 12 noon

Sat

14/12/2019

Live Music & Entertainment

Wool Market & Market Square

12pm – 7pm

Sat

14/12/2019

Storytime with Santa

International Food Hall

11 - 3:30pm

Sat

14/12/2019

Trixie Holliday

Wool Market

7:00pm

Sat

14/12/2019

Christmas Market

Market

all day

Sun

15/12/2019

Storytime with Santa

International Food Hall

11 - 3:30pm

Sun

15/12/2019

Live Music & Entertainment

Wool Market & Market Square

11 - 6pm

Sun

15/12/2019

Christmas Market

Market

all day

Tue

17/12/2019

Christmas Kitchen

Wool Market

11 - 2pm

Thu

19/12/2019

Quiz Night

Wool Market

7pm

Fri

20/12/2019

DJ Chappy

Wool Market

6:30pm

Sat

21/12/2019

It’s On Us with Trax FM

Town Centre

10 - 12 noon

Sat

21/12/2019

Record Fair

Wool Market

10-4pm

Sat

21/12/2019

Mrs Claus Kitchen & The Naughty Elf Workshop

International Food Hall

11 - 3pm

Sat

21/12/2019

The Messengers

Wool Market

6:30pm

Thu

26/12/2019

Quiz Night

Wool Market

7pm

Fri

27/12/2019

The Grits

Wool Market

6:60pm