Published On: Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 on 4:27 pm

Brighouse to celebrate Christmas with Victorian-themed festival

Brighouse Victorian Christmas Festival

The clocks will go back in Brighouse as it hosts its Victorian-themed Christmas festival next week.

The festival will begin on 29 November with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert lookalikes opening the proceeding at 10am after being paraded in a vintage car from the Brighouse railway station.

Later on in the day, Santa will lead a parade around the town in his white horse drawn carriage before turning on the Christmas lights at 4pm.

There will be a live nativity scene with real camels, including performances by De Ramos Acrobats from ITV’s X Factor, the Peace Artistes Street Orchestra, and Alexander Wells the magician.

The festival, expected to bring 50,000 visitors to Brighouse, will also host a street market full of Christmas gifts, street entertainers, choirs, brass bands, parades, street food and a funfair.

Most shops will have Victorian-themed window displays and staff will be dressed in period costume to bring the Victorian theme alive.

Coorganiser of the festival, Steven Lord of the Harrison Lord Gallery, said: “We held the first festival last year and it was hugely popular with over 50,000 people coming to enjoy the event.

“It really makes Christmas feel special as the whole town turns the clock back to Victorian times. It’s a great family day out with lots to entertain the children whilst mum and dad can enjoy the Christmas market.”

The Brighouse Victorian Christmas Festival 2014 is free to attend and will take place on 29 November and 30 November.

It is organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative, a community group that previously staged a 1940s weekend in June.

Will you be going to the festival? Let us know in the comments.

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