Frome's Extravaganza on Saturday 1st December

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By Fromereporter | Monday, November 26, 2012, 15:30

At the Extravaganza there will be activities for all the family in the town centre from 12noon, come and join in the fun...

The popular reindeer and 'Mojo' the little donkey will be present in the Westway Centre and there'll be the opportunity to visit Santa in his grotto from midday.

Visit the children's Christmas crafts workshop run by Wansdyke Play Association also in the Westway Centre, any time from 10am to 2pm.

The Scouts will be repeating their popular Bar-B-Q and St Johns School offering refreshments from 12noon – 8pm by the Westway bridge

Look out for Honk Monster and other musicians performing about town during the afternoon.

Collaborative FREE events between Frome Library & Hunting Raven Books - The Library will be hosting local children's authors: 2pm Dave Gatward with an interactive session for 9-11 years and 3pm Carol Arblaster, harpist and author of Maisie, the Bishops Palace Cat (for ages 3-6 years) followed by magician Magic Paul at 5pm – open to all, no need to book. Celtic harp melodies will welcome everyone as Carol is also an

accomplished harpist.   Both authors' books will be on sale at the

events and afterwards at Hunting Raven Books.

Why not look for gift inspiration at the Cheese & Grain's Antiques, Collector's and Gifts Market or the Black Swan's Small but perfectly formed Christmas exhibition, both open throughout the day?

Charity stalls will also be available in the Westway Centre. Join in the Frome Area Christians Together candle-lit advent service at St John's Church at 5.45pm.

Live entertainment from 5.00pm on the stage in the Market Place, compèred by Russ Wilcox of The Breeze, including Selwood Mummers, FAOS Dick Whittington, Frome Community Choir and Zumba. Take the opportunity for some early Christmas shopping as many of Frome's shops will be staying open until 8pm.

Finally congregate in the Market Place at 6.30pm for the official Christmas lights switch on by the Mayor, followed by community carol singing, accompanied by the Frome Town Youth Band.



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