Christmas events at Abington Park Museum

Published: Friday, 10 November 2017

Abington Park Museum celebrates the festive season with a host of events during November and December.

The popular Christmas Fair is set to take place on 25 and 26 November from 11am to 4pm. Now in its sixth year, the event is free and will welcome more than forty artisan producers and crafters offering gifts, decorations and festive food and drink.

Browse a wide range of stalls selling, among other things, bags, cards, children’s soft toys, hand turned wooden items, leather work, ceramics, locally-produced art, artisan chocolate and fudge, cakes and savouries, festive pickles and preserves and handmade jewellery.

Visitors can feast on freshly cooked hot turkey rolls, mulled wine and a mince pie or two in the museum courtyard.

There will be Christmas wreath making workshops for adults from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, 2 December and two workshops on Wednesday 6 December, from 1pm to 4pm and an evening session from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

These are suitable for complete beginners and all materials are included, along with mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets are £40 each and can be booked on Eventbrite or on 01604 838110.

Then on Saturday, 16 December, from noon to 4pm the museum invites everyone to A Victorian Christmas Celebration. Meet Father Christmas, listen to carols from Northampton School for Boys, visit the magic lantern show, take part in Christmas crafts and make your own bauble, cracker, cards and decorations.

Tempt your taste buds with festive treats including mince pies, mulled wine, gingerbread men and hog roast. The event is free entry to all with no booking required. There will be a small charge for some of the activities, food and drinks.

Cllr Anna King, Northampton Borough Council Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “These events are always extremely popular.

“The fair is a great opportunity to grab a few gifts and stocking fillers, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit during December than enjoy some entertainment and crafts?”