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Workington Christmas Festival brings free family fun for everyone

Workington’s Christmas Festival and Lights Switch on will take place on Saturday 1st December 2018 from 11am-5pm. The lights will be switched on at the earlier time of 5pm by The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Barbara Cannon.

This festival will be jam packed with entertainment throughout the day which will include live music and performances, walkabout entertainers, face painting, Christmas crafts, fun fair, Grotto, magic, puppets, superheroes, princesses and storytelling.

The local Christmas market will stretch out onto Murray Road and Finkle Street with a fabulous mix of independent local businesses selling tempting treats and beautiful hand-made gifts.

The Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre will also be holding an indoor craft fair from 10am-4pm, so pop in to see handmade treats and gifts.

Main Stage Line Up will include:

  • 11am – 11.20am – John Hastings
  • 11.30-12.30pm – Small Mercies
  • 12.45pm – 1.15pm – Allstar Singing School
  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm – Lee Adams
  • 2.45pm – 3.45pm – Workington Town Band
  • 4pm – 4.20pm – WADAMS
  • 4.30pm – 4.55pm – Committed2Rock
  • 5pm – Lights Switch on by The Mayor of Workington

Committed2Rock will be performing our BIG Christmas singalong this year, please join in with us at the main stage from 4.30pm. Song sheets will be available on the day so you can singalong to your hearts content.

Chair of Workington Town Council’s Culture Committee, Cllr Joan Wright said: “This is a wonderful time of the year and this event is a great way to celebrate and bring the community together. I am looking forward to seeing all the children excited for the lights switch on and enjoying the Christmas singalong. We hope people will make a day of it as there is so much going on.”

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