Christmas is coming… And with it, some exciting events with sponsorship packages available to local businesses. Each provides the business with an opportunity to literally shine a light on their business, promoting what they do to local residents. What’s more, you can enjoy more bites of this particular mince pie as there are opportunities across the area.
Ashfield Christmas Festivals
Each of the town centres will hold its own Christmas festival in early December, further details are shown below:
Kirkby Christmas Festival
Taking place on Friday 1st December, from 4pm to 8pm on Kirkby Plaza. Festivities include full stage entertainment, schools, churches, local singers, a Christmas carol service and Disney sing-a-long. Furthermore, there will be an ice rink, funfair, market and Christmas fayre at the Festival Hall. There will be a countdown to the light switch on at 7pm. Last year this event attracted approximately 3,000 visitors.
Sutton Christmas Festival
This event will be held on Saturday 2nd December, from 10am to 4pm on Portland Square. There will be a snow globe and stage, stalls and activities on Low Street and in the Idlewells Shopping Centre. The full stage entertainment will include schools, local singers, a Christmas carol service and Disney sing-a-long. Furthermore, Sutton Rotary Club have invited Santa and his Sleigh!
There will be a countdown to the light switch on at 4pm. Last year this event attracted approximately 3,000 visitors.
Hucknall Christmas Festival
Taking place on Wednesday 6th December from 4pm to 8pm on the High Street. Back by popular demand, the Wonder Ice SuperGlide synthetic ice rink. In addition there will be a stage and stalls on the market place with festivities extending along the newly pedestrianised area. Full stage entertainment will include schools, local singers, dancers, a Christmas carol service and a Disney sing-a-long.
In addition, there will be the traditional Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church and Christmas Fayre in the John Godber Centre. Organised in partnership with the Hucknall Rotary Club.
There will be a countdown to the light switch on at 7pm. Last year this event attracted approximately 5,000 visitors.
Local businesses and organisations can get involved by sponsoring the Christmas trees in Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall. This is an ideal opportunity for you to show your support and showcase your brand throughout the local community. The Christmas trees will be lit during each of these Christmas Festivals. These popular events attract thousands of residents. Furthermore, they include ice skating, snow globes, markets and the countdown to the tree lighting by a local celebrity.
This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand within the local community at the busiest time of the year. For only £1,000 you will get:
- Exclusive sponsorship of the tree in Sutton, Kirkby or Hucknall
- Banners around the base of the tree displaying your logo and message
- Mentions on Ashfield District Council’s social media and website
Mansfield Christmas Lights Switch-on
This year’s Big Switch On will take place on Sunday 19 November in Mansfield. The whole town centre will be alive with FREE activities to get everyone into the festive spirit. There’s a chance to see Marshall from PAW Patrol at intervals throughout the day, visit Santa in his grotto in Four Seasons, take part in the Buzzy B Club activities and sample a variety of food from the food court. There’s also a children’s Christmas party at 3pm on the main stage to get children geared up and ready for the main show.
The main stage show in the Market Place starts at 3.25pm with live music by a Michael Buble tribute act, Kai McKenzie, and Vicky Jackson, who will provide an up-tempo mix of pop favourites. There will also be special appearances from the cast of this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk from the Palace Theatre. And, for the first time ever, a stunning laser show timed to music. The day finishes with the town’s Christmas lights being switch on and an impressive firework finale. View full details here.
All the packages for this year’s event have already been taken. However, sponsors are already being sought for next year’s event in Mansfield so it can be bigger and better than ever. If your business would like to be a sponsor and receive some great exposure, contact the Events Team or check out the sponsorship packages.