What family-friendly events are on in Melton this season?

Christmas can be such a magical time of year for children and their families. And with so much on in Melton Mowbray, you don’t have to look far to make the most out of the 2023 festive season.

Christmas Tree Festival

St Mary’s Church | 01 – 05 December | Adults: £2.50, Children: Free

One of the town’s most popular events, each year St Mary’s Church is filled with beautiful Christmas trees, provided by local groups, businesses and charities. This event is loved by all, but the question is – which will be your favourite?

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Women decorating Christmas trees in a church

Photo by John Robertson for The Telegraph.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Town Centre | 01 December at 18:45 | Free

Always a cracking way to kick off Christmas in Melton! This year we’re joined by X who will be switching the lights on at 18:45. While you’re in town, why not visit the Christmas tree festival in St Mary’s Church, enjoy the entertainment in the Marketplace, or do a bit of shopping at the Christmas Market?

Christmas Market

Town Centre  |  01 – 03 December  |  Free

This traditional Christmas market will be a favourite choice with all the family. You’ll find stallholders with an array of festive gifts, local produce, food and drink, and handmade presents. There’s also live music and entertainment throughout the weekend, bringing the town centre to life.

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Santa’s Grotto

The Bell Centre | 01 – 03 December | Children: £5.00

Santa Claus is coming to town! Hosted by Melton Mowbray Lion’s Club, you can pay him a visit in his grotto in The Bell Centre this Christmas.

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Panto: Beauty and the Beast

Melton Theatre | 14 – 18 December | Adults: £15.50, Children: £14.00, Family of Four: £48.00

Back by popular demand, Trio Entertainment will be visiting Melton Theatre with a brand new, exciting Pantomime, which adults and children are sure to find memorable. Featuring the hilarious Stuart Earp and Jordan Bateman, book your tickets to see Beauty and the Beast now!

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Plus, Free Parking Fridays!

Mill Street, Burton Street and Scalford Road Long Stay Car Parks | 01, 08, 15 & 22 December

Heading into town? You can enjoy free parking in many of our Long Stay Car Parks every Friday in December. Making shopping and entertaining a little easier for everyone!

While we hope this gives you a great insight into what’s on in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire this Christmas, there’s also a huge amount of festive events planned throughout the Borough. From the Twelve Days of Christmas at Belvoir Castle, to a Family Festive Night at the Grange Garden Centre, there are so many reasons to visit Melton this December. You can find a full list of events here.