Santa drops in at museum

Christmas Fair: Julia Lort, eight, meets Santa at Erewash Museum.
Christmas Fair: Julia Lort, eight, meets Santa at Erewash Museum.

He may be currently making his list and checking it twice, but Santa Claus found a spare few hours this weekend to visit Ilkeston.

He asked youngsters what they would like for Christmas during a special festive fair at Erewash Museum.

There will be another fair this Saturday from 10.30am at the High Street museum.

Erewash Museum has lined up some festive family fun at its two Christmas Fair events . . . and

Santa Claus is booked to appear at both of them!

Children will be able to meet Santa during the magical events on Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th

December when there will also be seasonal stalls selling a wide range of crafts and items that will

provide some great festive gift ideas.

The Christmas Fair fun is between 10.30am and 3pm on both Saturdays and it is free admission,

with a small charge of £2 to visit Santa and receive a festive gift. There will also be mince pies and

cake served by the Friends of Erewash Museum in the Hayloft.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“Erewash Museum offers a wonderful setting for a Christmas Fair, an event that will be a

magical day out for all the family – and we’re delighted that Santa has agreed to join us at

both Fairs ahead of his busy schedule on Christmas Eve! So put the dates in your diary to

join in the fun at our Derbyshire Museum of the Year and do some last minute shopping.”

Erewash Museum is situated in Ilkeston Town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening

hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Monday to Saturday

during school holidays. Admission is free.