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
Hot food stall
Clock Corner – 9:30am – 6:30pm
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
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
17:55 Alexandra Parker
18:15 The Pensionalities
18:30 Countdown, lights and fireworks
18:45 End of event and final song
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.