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Thousands turn out for Fox Valley’s festive weekend

 Thousands turn out for Fox Valley’s festive weekend
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Thousands turn out for Fox Valley’s festive weekend

19 November 2018

Fox Valley in North Sheffield welcomed thousands of visitors over the weekend for their huge festive celebrations which took place over three days.

The weekend’s events included the Christmas Lights switch on event on Friday 16th November and a visit by the Coca-Cola truck on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November.

Friday’s Christmas Lights switch on event was sponsored by Burrows Motor Company and hosted by Dearne FM, with presenter Matt Foister hosting the evening’s festivities.

There was a full line up of live entertainment in the band stand throughout the evening plus a festive market, fairground rides and candy cane stilt walkers.

The magical Christmas Lights display was switched on at 5:30pm by Cllr Julie Grocutt, Mayor of Stocksbridge, Santa and Fox Valley’s special guest Keane Noble aged 8 who won a competition to help turn the lights on.

Keane, who is from Chapeltown said: “I really enjoyed helping the Mayor and Santa switch on the Christmas lights at Fox Valley “.

The countdown and switch on was followed by a huge fireworks display and performances from the South Yorkshire Rock Choir and Deepcar Brass Band.

The Famous Coca-Cola truck made a stop at Fox Valley on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November.

Thousands of visitors came along to have their photograph taken with the truck and enjoy the additional entertainment including street food stalls, a festive market and live music from the Valley Music Festival team.

Fox Valley Centre Manager Laura Robinson said: “We have truly kicked off the festive season in style here at Fox Valley over the weekend with lots of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!

“We would like to give a special thank you to our Christmas Lights event sponsor Burrows Motor Company for their support, the Wortley Rotary Club for bringing Santa along and of course our competition winner Keane for helping us switch on the Christmas lights”.

Please visit for more information about festive weekend entertainment on the run up to Christmas. 


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644