Christmas spectacular promised in Bawtry today

Christmas came to Bawtry with their annual Christmas Time event. The Womacks Christmas live window display.

Christmas came to Bawtry with their annual Christmas Time event. The Womacks Christmas live window display.

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A Christmas spectacular is being promised in Bawtry today as the festive season starts to swing into action.

Between 1pm and 8pm, the town’s retail association is hosting a stunning event which envelops the main street and quaint courtyards, as well as many of the town’s retailers, cafes and restaurants opening for extended hours.

Rebecca Dickenson, chair of Bawtry Retail Association, said: “This is our third Christmas event and it has grown in size and stature each year so that 2015 will be a real spectacle for all the family.

“We are absolutely thrilled that we have managed to secure a traditional carousel this year, the same one that has been used at Buckingham Palace, and very much appreciate the generosity of Bawtry Town Council who have kindly agreed to provide the funding for it.”

Other attractions include fairground rides, live music, market stalls selling a range of gifts, food and drink, music from Harworth Colliery Brass Band and Father Christmas will be making an appearance.

Players and mascots from Doncaster Rovers and Doncaster Knights will also be dropping in and there will also be the unveiling of Womack’s Christmas Window.

Rebecca added: “We’ve had a great team this year that have approached the event with vigour and enthusiasm to create an event that young and old can enjoy.

“We are so looking forward to welcoming regular and new visitors to the event and creating a real community atmosphere that truly captures the spirit of the season.”

A free park and ride shuttle bus service, supplied by Wilfreda Beehive, will be in operation every half an hour from Hudson’s Yard starting at 12.30pm.