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Late night shopping in Uppingham, Rutland, to include the Christmas light switch on

Christmas will get off to a truly festive start at a special event in Uppingham on Thursday.

Christmas in Uppingham is being hosted on December 5.

The evening will begin at 5.30pm in the Market Place where Rutland Radio will lead the countdown to the Christmas lights switch on, which will be done by mayor David Casewell.

Uppingham late night shopping
Uppingham late night shopping

A snow machine will once again return to the Market Place ensuring festive weather - no matter what the actual weather is doing.

And the market is set to be the best yet with more than 50 stalls, selling gifts, crafts, sweets and toys, lining the Market Place, the High Street and inside Uppingham Town Hall.

The skating rink will also be making a welcome return providing fun for the whole family and over in Mercer’s Yard, there will be the chance to meet live reindeer.

For those looking to warm up, the stalls in the High Street will sell hot food and drink including roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and a hog-roast.

There will also be music and street entertainment in the Market Place and at the Falcon Hotel and Crown Inn.

And all Uppingham’s independent retailers and shops will be staying open until 9pm, giving residents and visitors the chance to Shop Local!

Rutland County Council is offering free parking from 3pm to ensure shoppers can make the most of the event.

One of the organisers Miranda Jones said: “It’s a great way to kick off the festive season in Uppingham.

“It’s a good, free night for the family.”

So make sure you go along to Christmas in Uppingham on Thursday, December 5, from 5.30pm to 9pm.

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