Christmas in Northampton 2022
The countdown to Christmas has begun! Join Northampton Town Council, Northampton Town Centre BID for a season of merriment this Christmas, with a variety of festive entertainment.
Festivities will commence with Northampton Town Council's annual Christmas Lights Switch On, Saturday 26th November. Join us for an afternoon of festivities from 1400. Father Christmas will be joined on stage by pantomime stars from the Royal & Derngate's Jack & the Beanstalk and The Deco's Snow White with live music and entertainment throughout the day presented by BBC Radio Northampton's Daisie- Belle.
Mischievous elves have taken over the town! Step into a world of augmented reality with Northampton Town Council's 'Mischievous Elf Trail' launching on 26 November via the Explore Northampton app. Children and adults alike can follow the trail on their smartphone around 10 town centre locations to find all the cheeky elves and see what they have been up to. The app also features special festive activities to do at home, including creating your very own elf of mischief.
The Explore Northampton app will feature an interactive 'Festive Event Map' of Northampton's Christmas events and activities over the holidays – your one-stop shop to plan festive fun for all the family. Keep your eyes peeled when doing your Christmas shopping – these mischievous elves will be hiding in stores and businesses throughout the town – how many can you spot?
Get into the spirit of the holidays with our Christmas Saturdays, every Saturday leading up to Christmas. Join Northampton Town Council at the Christmas Bandstand in the Market Square as on 3, 10, and 17 December from 1200 till 1600 for live festive entertainment including musical performances from local singers, choirs, bands and community groups. The Christmas bandstand will also be in full swing to accompany West Northants Council's Frost Fair on Sunday 4 December from 1130 till 1530.
Santa Claus is coming to town! Families with children up to the age of 10 will be able to visit Santa's Grotto in Grosvenor Shopping Northampton from Saturday 26 November at the Christmas Lights Switch On. Santa's Grotto will then be open from 1030 to 1600 every Saturday and Sunday in December prior to Christmas, as well as weekdays from Monday 19 December to Thursday 22 December. Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment www.discovernorthampton.co.uk/christmas
NLive Radio's 24-hour Christmas station, dedicated to Northampton returns to the airwaves this month. Sponsored by Northampton BID and Northampton Town Council, the station will be playing back-to-back Christmas hits making it the perfect soundtrack this festive season. Tune in now online and on your smart speakers via https://nliveradio.com . The station will broadcast on 87.9FM from 12 December.
Visitors to Northampton town centre can enjoy free parking within all West Northants Council multi-storey and surface car parks on Saturday 26 November.
Keep up to date with all the latest festive news, line ups and events at www.northamptontowncouncil.gov.uk/Christmas and follow @Northampton_TC and #NNChristmas on all social media platforms.
The 2022 festive programme has been compiled in partnership by Northampton Town Council and Northampton BID.