Christmas Fair – winter wonders at the Long Shop Museum

Written by MiriamSpall on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 14:15

Pomp, ceremony and seasonal cheer will reign in Leiston on Saturday 5th December when, at 10.45am, Santa and his elves will arrive by tractor and trailer and be led by the Never Ready Band from the Sizewell Road Car Park to the Long Shop Museum. The museum will host Santa’s grotto as well as a range of great stalls, a prize draw, tombola, refreshments, fairground rides, Victorian childrens’ activities, some lovely alpacas and more as part of the Christmas Fair.

From 11am noon until 3pm, Father Christmas will be handing out presents at the Long Shop Grotto to all well-behaved children who visit him. Get into the festive spirit by picking up some original presents as the museum will be transformed into a craft market with stalls selling gorgeous gifts and more. You can also pick up one or more of our gorgeous 2016 Long Shop Museum Calendars which will be on sale.
Prizes will be aplenty at the Tombola as well as the Grand Draw and children’s activities will include old fashioned Christmas crafts like making bead decorations to hang on the tree.

You can fill a gap with savoury jacket potatoes, bacon and beef burgers and for those seeking something hot, sweet and refreshing, Tea, Coffee, Mulled Apple Juice and Mince Pies, along with a cupcake or 2, will also be available.

Yuletide activities continue across town with a free cartoon show at 1pm at Leiston Film Theatre.

For details of this as well as 2016 events at the Long Shop Museum, keep an eye on the website – Entry to the Fair is free – tickets to see Father Christmas £4, available from the Garrett Room.

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