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What’s on this weekend in and around Northants.

Fri 29th Nov - Sun 1st Dec.

FOOD AND DRINK:

Buon Natale! Christmas Party Nights, Saturday 30th November, Ruby & Claret.

Celebrate the festive season with a special evening of tasting premium Italian wines plus canapes on arrival and festive sharing boards. For £35, your ticket includes all that plus 6 glasses of wine. This is a perfect time to celebrate the festive season with friends or family with private hire available.

THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT:

Swan Lake, Friday 29th November, Castle Theatre.

Telling a beautiful story of tragic romance through magical ballet like no other. A range of human emotions from hope to despair, terror to tenderness, tells the story of Odette and Odile, where Odette is turned into a swan and Prince Siegfried who falls in love, but will his love be enough to break the curse?

LIFESTYLE: 

Christmas Lights Switch On, Friday 29th November, The Hawthorns. 

Spend a lovely evening at The Hawthorns as you celebrate the start of the festive season with the ones you love. Watch the tree light up and enjoy festive fun with Christmas carols and light bites and refreshments.

Black Friday, Rushden Lakes, Friday 29th November.

Spend a little happy at the Lakes with their amazing Black Friday deals. With so much to choose from you may have to reign yourself in from spending to much, but it is Christmas after all, ey?

Winter Fair, Saturday 30th November, Delapre Abbey.

Get your presents wrapped and ready early as you buy your loved ones some special gifts from the Winter Fair at Delapre Abbey, with a selection of festive themed suppliers.

Santa’s Grotto, Saturday 30th November, Delapre Abbey.

If your kids have been well behaved this year, kick off their Christmas early by saying hello to the man himself, Santa, who will be stopping off at the Abbey to wish a Merry Christmas and treat them to an early present as he makes note of their wish list. Book in a one hour slot to reduce waiting times. This event runs every weekend in December until the 15th.

Christmas Fayre, Saturday 30th November, The Hawthorns. 

Join the lovely and welcoming team and browse a great selection of stalls as you enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and lots of festive fun. All the proceeds made will be donated to The Lighthouse Centre.

Santa’s Post Office and Workshop, Sunday 1st December, Rushden Lakes.

Step inside Santa Claus’ Post Office where his elves will help you create your very own letter to Santa Claus and loved ones.

Santa Fun Run, Sunday 1st December, The Racecourse

Race either the 2.5k or 5k, dressed as Santa this December raising money for Cynthia Spencer. The races kick off at 11:00am and everyone taking part will receive a free Santa outfit. Adults £15, children 5-14 £8 and families (2 adults, 2 children) £40.

Christmas Market, Sunday 1st December, Northampton Market Square. 

Over 70 stalls with a mix of food, crafts and more will take to the market this festive season to get you Christmas ready for the annual Frost Fair. There will be so much stuff to browse and choose from with a range of local producers, makers and crafters, selling a mix of great bits including wrapping paper, cards, decorations, mini Christmas trees and more. There will be a pop-up bar to keep you on the go.

Carols by Candlelight, Sunday 1st December, Delapre Abbey.

The stunning Delapre Abbey looks beautiful in the day time but even better at night lit by a ray of candles, and you can enjoy it as you listen to the sweet Queen Eleanor Choir in their Dining Room within the Abbey’s Victorian Bouverie Suite, with mulled wine and mince pies included in ticket options.

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