18th Oct, 2017

Warwick Victorian Evening set to return to town

Leamington Editorial 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HISTORY is set to repeat itself next week with the return of Warwick’s Victorian Evening.

The ever-popular festive event on Thursday (November 26) will feature a steam-powered carousel, fraction engines, fairground organs and a Punch and Judy, running from 5pm to 9pm.

Revellers can also enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine or sample the roasted chestnuts as they watch the ferret racing and the fire spinners, while musical entertainment will come in the form of Thom Kirkpatrick and The Folly Brothers.

St Mary’s Church’s annual Christmas Tree Festival also gets underway on the night with Santa scheduled to flip the switch on the town’s Christmas lights at 7pm.

Shops and businesses will be open til late.

* SCHOOLCHILDREN will be performing a selection of carols at the Christmas Tree Festival.

Children from Emscote, Westgate and Myton schools will sing at the festival on Friday November 27 between 10.30am and 11.45am.

Visitors can vote for their favourite tree, decorated by local groups and businesses. Entry is free with a retiring collection.

* A CHRISTMAS tree in Warwick’s Market Square will be decorated with messages remembering loved ones.

The annual Lights of Love tree will feature sponsored messages in memory of those who cannot be here this festive season.

The appeal is being launched by Warwick Rotary to raise funds for Myton Hospice and the mayor’s charities.

The lights on the tree will be switched on as part of Victorian Evening celebrations.

To add a message to the tree fill out a form at Warwick Post Office or visit www.warwickrotary.org.uk to download a copy.

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