Monday, June 24, 2024

A Winter Celebration

by Handy Mag
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On Saturday 25th November, Malton will host its first ever St Clement’s Festival, a free event celebrating winter, harvest, music, and traditional blacksmithing.

The first ever Malton St. Clement’s Festival will take place in Malton’s Market Place, where visitors can enjoy a jam-packed day of fun activities for the whole family.

The St. Clement’s Festival is not just a celebration of the season; it’s a tribute to the producers and craftspeople who call Malton home. The festival takes its name from St. Clement, the patron saint of blacksmiths. This event is a culmination of a collaboration, between local schools, churches, the town council, and numerous businesses who have come together to create something truly special.

The festivities kick off at 10am with a sculpture trail. Cafes and shops will be offering themed delights.

At 11am, the Market Place and The Cook’s Place will come alive with demonstrations, drinks, treats, displays, tastings, and hands-on activities. The musical program features wandering minstrels, performances in St Michael’s Church, and street musicians.

For families, the craft, storytelling, and lantern-making workshop tent opens at 12 noon, promising hours of creative fun and facepainting, organised by Be Amazing Arts, for children and adults alike.

As dusk falls around 4pm, the illuminated tree-lined avenue will come to life. At 6pm, a procession of children’s lanterns, led by a marching band, will weave its way through the Market Place with a Son et Lumiere light show at 6.30pm followed by a Grand Finale.

For those still in the mood for exploration and shopping, many Malton retailers will be open for late-night shopping, a fantastic opportunity to find unique gifts and treasures while enjoying the festive atmosphere.

The event is organised by the Malton St. Clement’s Steering Group, which comprises local businesses and organisations.

The first St. Clement’s Festival promises a day of enchantment, celebration, and community that you won’t want to miss.

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