AN EXTENDED amount of free festive fun is on offer in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres this week, courtesy of Erewash Partnership.
In a bid to attract Christmas shoppers, there will be brass band performances on Friday and Saturday in both towns and a concert by Chaucer Infants choir in the Albion Centre.
Ilkeston’s first ever craft fair organised by the Partnership will take place in Market Place over the two days and there will be the usual arts and crafts market in Long Eaton.
And the lucky winner of the joint Ilkeston Advertiser and Co-op competition will get to arrive in the town with Santa on Saturday December 10.
Also in coming weeks, there will be a fair at Erewash Museum with rides, face-painting and treasure hunts to find Santa, his reindeers and elves.
See www.ilkeston.biz and www.longeaton.biz for more.