November 30th

Family fun guaranteed at Donington Park Christmas Fayre

The Donington Park Christmas Fayre is just over a week away (12-13 December), and further acts and attractions have been confirmed to heighten the family fun!

The Fayre will see the world famous race track transformed into a glittering Christmas scene, with the Engine Room (formerly Exhibition Centre) set to hold over 100 festive stalls, a food and drinks area and stage, while outside there will be a fun fair and an ice rink too. Younger visitors will be taken on a magical journey to the main circuit, where Santa will be taking up residence in a specially constructed festive village with entertainment and live music throughout the weekend!

Confirmed acts to have been added to the line-up include an Elsa entertainer, who will entertain all ages with renditions of Disney princess classics as well as songs from the hit family movie Frozen, a sure fire hit with younger visitors!

Further entertainment will come from the Melbourne Town Band, Nottingham Ukrainian Youth Orchestra, bringing the traditional sound of folk and festive music to the Fayre. More new additions include the Derwent Harps, who will provide a magical fairy-tale sound and create a wonderful Christmas ambiance upon entry to the fayre.

A vintage flavour will come from Leicestershire’s Francesca Sutton, who will be singing classics from the 1940s, 50s and 60s including popular festive number ‘Santa Baby’, while singer/songwriter Matt Henshaw will also make an appearance. Henshaw first emerged in 2010 and has been recognised as an NME Breakthrough Artist, and has also enjoyed widespread radio airplay.

Indie rock and pop will also be on offer from Castle Donington group Arc Isla who will perform a well-known selection of classic hits, joining other previously announced groups including Broken Toys, The Mocking Jays and Eden.

The Donington Park Christmas Fayre runs from 10am to 11pm on Saturday 12 December, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Entry is free of charge, while there is a £5 parking charge for the whole day. All profits go to the When You Wish Upon a Star charity. For full details on the event, visit To book tickets for the Santa’s Christmas Grotto, click here.

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