Join us on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November

Brighouse’s festive season officially gets underway on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November with an amazing food and craft market, live music and, of course, a range of Christmas fun for all the family – including the switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights.

The event, which takes over the whole town centre, attracts thousands each year and this year is set to be no exception with over 70 stalls packed with the best locally produced foods and crafts and Father Christmas turning on the Christmas lights on Saturday afternoon.

Organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), a voluntary group made up of the town’s retailers and businesses, the whole town is part of the event – with carol singing and school choirs entertaining crowds throughout the weekend.

Highlights of the weekend will include:

  • Real Camels at the Central Methodist Church (Saturday only) with a Parade through the town centre at 12pm and 3pm
  • Festive music on the stage on Bradford Road – including St Andrew’s Infants and Juniors School, St Joseph’s Primary School and St Chad’s Primary School.
  • Carol Singers from Central Methodist Church singing around the town
  • A Birds of Prey display
  • Street entertainers
  • Scream machine waltzer in Bethel Street Car Park
  • Refreshment Stall run by the BBI with hot chocolate, mulled wine, tea and coffee with proceeds going to continue with future events.

On Saturday, the market is open between 10am and 5pm with the town’s Christmas lights being switched on by Father Christmas in his horse drawn sleigh at around 4pm. The market re-opens at 10am on Sunday and runs through until 4pm.

Anne Colley, Chair of the BBI, said:

“Our Christmas Market is always one of the highlights of Brighouse’s year and this year promises to be no exception with over 70 stalls of food and crafts, music and festivities across the town centre.

“We are delighted that Father Christmas is also, once again, taking time out of his busy schedule to join us to turn on the Christmas Lights on Saturday afternoon.

“With everything from real-life camels, school choirs singing carols and street entertainers, there really is something for everyone as Brighouse begins the festive season in its usual style.”