Towns to sparkle for festive events

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Christmas is coming to Rutland with two festive events this coming week.

Uppingham Christmas Market will take place in the Market Place from 5.30pm to 9pm today. As well as late-night shopping there will be a craft and gift fair in the town hall, market stalls, music and dance in the Methodist Church, street performers, choirs, hot food, buskers, children’s activities in the church - face painting, balloon modelling, Father Christmas and a skating rink in the Market Place.

And Oakham Town Partnership will host its popular late-night shopping event on Monday, starting at 4pm. There will be a wide range of festive stalls, street entertainers, a funfair and Christmas tree contest.