Christmas events begin for Doncaster ahead of the festive season
Frost Festival: 8th – 23rd December on Clock Corner, St Sepulchre Gate and the surrounding city centre areas
Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Christmas in Doncaster with a whole host of events taking place in the run-up to the festive season.
The season of events will include visits from Santa Clause, story time with Mary Christmas, festive open days at the Mansion House as well as Christmas Carols in the Square with choirs, carols and musicians providing the backdrop to the entertainment. There will be a delicious array of food and drink to take away or sit and enjoy in the Corner Snug. There will be festive cabins that will be open everyday offering small retailers the opportunity to bring festive cheer and gift options to city centre shopers, a children's tea cup ride, as well the return of the free snow globe for children to play in.
Schedule of events
A visit from Father Christmas and festive characters including Elves and giant crackers as well as live music: Thursdays 8th, 15th and 22nd December from 4:30pm
Seasonal Cabins: 8th - 23rd December
Street Performers: Juggler, Circus Skills, Festive Characters: Fridays, 9th, 16th and 23rd December
TX1 Doncaster Christmas Jumper Day Roadshow includes TX1 Christmas Jumper Selfie Frame: Saturday 10th December
Magician (in the Corner Snug) Primo the Robot: Sundays 11th, 18th and 25th December
BBC Radio Sheffield Santa Squad handing out Santa hats and giveaways: Tuesday 13th December
Mansion House Christmas Open Days:
Street Performers: Juggler, Circus Skills: Saturdays 10th, 17th and 24th December
Carols in the Square at Sir Nigel Gresley Square: 19th December
Friday 9th Dec
Carols from Town Fields Primary School Choir 11am
Tours from 11:30. Final tour 1:30
Story Time with Mary Christmas free Children’s event hourly from 11am -2pm
Tours 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30
Storytime with Mary Christmas at the Danum Gallery Library and Museum (Children's Library): 10th December (Time TBC)
Storytime with Mary Christmas at the Mansion House: 17th December
Christmas Carols in the Square at Sir Nigel Gresley Square: 19th December between 6pm and 8pm. You can expect the following and more:
• Christmas Carols and songs from the fabulous Rainbow Connection Singers and Choirs
• LED Street Performers and Aerial Artist
• Children’s Fun Fair rides plus FREE Snow Globe includes photo
• A selection of delicious food and beverages available including Mulled Wine, Hot Chocolate and roasted chestnuts
ReRead will be joining us to giveaway free preloved books for Children: Date TBC
As part of the Frost Festival, we will also be opening the Corner Snug, a warm space for shoppers and visitors to rest a while and enjoy the festival with their families. On top of this, most of our activities are free and will be open, welcoming spaces for all.
Entertainment will include Jugglers, Magicians, LED elves, a 2m tall Robot an of course the visits from Father Christmas. This is not an event to be missed!
The festival will open until 5:30pm on Mondays to Wednesdays, 8:30pm on Thursdays to Saturdays and until 7pm on Sundays. All activities are free to attend.