Ten of the best events in Doncaster over the coming week
If you’re looking for something to do, take a look at our pick of the best. There’s something for everyone!
1 Santa Dash
Sandal Park, Thorne Road, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 5DY. Saturday, December 7. 11am.
This fantastic not for profit local event supports some great charities and has been ran by the incredible Friends of Sandall Park. Through the event we aim that 100% of the entry fee goes to your chosen charity, but the event has costs (santa suits, antlers, mince pies, medals etc) so we need to find sponsors to cover the cost of the kit to make sure this can happen. If you would like to help sponsor and get involved please get in touch [email protected] Get prepared for a family fun festive one mile wheel, walk, jog, run event around the amazing Sandall Park. Each entry includes a full santa suit for adult entries and antlers for the juniors! A mince pie and a medal will be at the end to greet everyone. The event all takes place on tarmac paths so is wheelchair and pushchair friendly... and we welcome your doggy friends to join you.
Details: To enter 14 & under £3, 15 plus £8 plus online admin fee. Entries may be available on the day.
2 Enchanted Brodsworth Hall
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth DN5 7XJ. Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8. Sessions at 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
Make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as the grounds of this historic hall are transformed into an illuminated world. Step through tunnels and pathways of twinkling lights and marvel as the gardens burst to life in remarkable, unexpected ways. Uncover magical secrets, including dancing fairies and extraordinary talking trees. Then try your luck with the fairground rides and games, enjoy warming mulled wine and mince pies and browse for Christmas gifts in the shop.
Grab the winter woollies, family and friends and revel in the most enchanting event of the year. Remember to book early to avoid missing out.
Details: Entry for adults is £12, entry for children £7.50. For full details and to book visit www.english-heritage.org.uk. Please note that fairground rides, games and food and drink are available at a small additional cost.
3 Mexborough Countdown to Christmas
Mexborough High Street, S64. Thursday, December 5. 4pm to 7pm.
Go along to Mexborough High Street and experience a fun festive evening out for all the family. Enjoy festive stalls, live festive music, children's rides, Christmas themed freebies, meet Santa's reindeer, see the Christmas lights being switched on and, of course, see Santa in his grotto. Everyone welcome.
Details: Free event
4 Minster Concert
Doncaster Minster, DN1 1RD. Saturday, November 30, 5.30pm.
Rothwell Temperance Band’s heraldic brass will join Doncaster Choral Society and special soloists, Joanne Dexter, Alison Hudson, Ben Thapa, (of X-Factor G4 tenor fame), and Alex Ashworth, for Handel's MESSIAH
with its mighty Hallelujah Chorus and glorious For Unto Us A Child Is Born.
David Houlder will be playing the the Minster's rare and magnificent Schulze organ, with Dr Simon Lindley conducting. For those keen to sing with the performance there's a run-through from 1.30pm with scores for hire at £1.
Details: Tickets cost £10 for adults, £3 for students and school children go free. Telephone 01302 323748 or 01302 840728.
5 Balby Christmas Fayre
Woodfield Park, off Tickhill Road, DN4 8FD. Sunday, December 1. 11am to 4pm.
There will be lots of free festive fun on offer at this fayre. Santa is flying in from the North Pole to see all of the children in his grotto at this Flourish Enterprises event. Children will be able to write a letter to Santa in the walled garden and enjoy seasonal crafts and fairground rides. Visitors can also enjoy browsing the gift stalls in St Catherine’s House, get involved in a tombola and have a treat in Café Flourish, plus lots more.
Details: Free event and free parking.
6 Doncaster Art Fair
The Wool Market and Magdalen, Doncaster. Sunday, December 8. 10am to 4pm.
This special edition themed event, called Buy Art for Christmas, represents a wonderful occasion to buy something different this year for the festive season. Doncaster art fair has become the go-to fair for the best emerging professional artists, with all styles and all media, both self-taught and art school taught on offer.
Details: E-mail [email protected] or call 07572668922.
7 Shorrel Jade
Doncaster Wool Market, Doncaster, DN1 1NG. Saturday, December 8. 6.30pm.
Come along to the Wool Market for your tea, get some Christmas shopping done and enjoy the voice of the talented soul singer Shorrel Jade. Soulful songstress Shorrel will pay homage to the Motown greats with her performance of all your soul and Motown favourites at this event.
Details: Free event.
8 Cantley Community Christmas
Everingham Road Shops, Cantley. Saturday, December 7. From 10.15am.
Visit Cantley's first annual Christmas fayre for carol singing from 10.15am. Santa’s grotto will be open to 12pm.
Details: Free event
9 Caged Steel 24
The Dome, Lakeside, Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD. Saturday, November 30. 5.30pm.
Guests are in for a night of combat sports action, as Caged Steel showcase a ‘Night of Champions’ in the Doncaster Dome.
Set to be a hotly anticipated show, this November show will have multiple, exciting, professional title fights in numerous martial arts. Visitors can expect to see new champions crowned or unconquerable fighters reign supreme with the sought after Caged Steel accolade.
Details: Tickets cost £35 to£55. Call 01302 370777 visit www.dclt.co.uk/whats-on/caged-steel-24 for more information or tickets.
10 Christmas Party Afternoon Tea
Doncaster Mansion House, 45 High Street, DN1 1BN. December 5,11, and 12. Seated at 12pm for a 12:30pm start.
Indulge and dine within the elegance of the Mansion House this Christmas. Afternoon tea is being offered in the Chamber of Doncaster’s Civic Pride. Guests will be given a glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival, a selection of sandwiches and cakes, and unlimited tea or coffee. Party hat and crackers will be provided.
Details: Tickets cost £23 per person. Call 01302 734309.
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Please note these pages are compiled the week before publication.