Countdown to Christmas

The Countdown to Christmas in Doncaster starts here!


This year the start of Christmas in Doncaster will be spead right across the town centre. 

There'll be joyous, festive fun for all the family throughout the day!

Join us at Market Square, The Mansion House, Goose Hill, Clock Corner, Waterdale & Sir Nigel Gresley Square to officially 'light up' Doncaster's Countdown to Christmas with fun & fireworks! 

The schedule of events throughout the town centre for Countdown to Christmas:

Market Square – 11am – 3:30pm

11:00 – 11:30 – Doncaster Ukelele Group 
11:45 – 12:15 – Doncaster Council Choir 
12:30 – 13:00 – Hatfield Colliery Band Brass Ensemble 
13:30 – 14:00 – Cusworth Singers  

Goose Hill - 9:30am – 7pm

Childrens rides/attractions 
Hot food stall 

Clock Corner – 9:30am – 6:30pm

Pipe Organ 
Children's rides/attractions 
Hot drinks and seating area 

Mansion House - 12 noon – 3:30pm

12:00 – 12:30 – Doncaster Ukelele Group 
12:00 – 15:00 - Jane Austen event (Ballroom)
12:45 – 13:15 – Doncaster Council Choir 
13:30 – 14:00 – Hatfield Colliery Band Brass Ensemble
14:20 – 14:50 – Cusworth Singers 
Throughout the day mulled wine and mince pies 

13:30 - Heritage Walk (booking essential through TIC)

Waterdale – 4pm – 6pm


Sir Nigel Gresley Square – 4pm – 6:45pm 

Refreshments (including free hot chestnuts) 

Food and drinks stalls 

Traditional chalets with attractions including Brodsworth Hall and our own Tourist Information Team with Doncaster related gifts on sale.

Free snow globe available for children to have their pictures taken in

Fairground rides

Main Stage Line-up 

16:00    Welcome by Trax FM

16:05    Mickey and Minnie Christmas sing-a-long                

16:25    Clark School of Dance                                     

16:40    Council Choir                                                  

17:00   Disney Princess set                                          

17:15    Clark School of Dance                                     

17:30    Donny Dog/Mascots

17:40    Panto                                                          

17:55    Alexandra Parker                                           

18:15    The Pensionalities                                           

18:30    Countdown, lights and fireworks

18:45    End of event and final song

Treasure Hunt

This year we have 12 locations across the town who taking part in a festive treasure hunt. Follow the map in the Christmas campaign brochure (copies available from the Tourist Information Centre) from the 18th to the 27th November and collect from each location your stamp. When your card is full hand in to the Tourist Information Centre and be in with a chance of winning a Doncaster Golden Ticket! The ticket entitles children to free rides on all the town centre rides throughout December.

Last updated: 13 November 2017 12:28:50