Wath pupils step back in time for Victorian Christmas celebration

What's on.
What's on.

Wath Comprehensive students will be going back to Christmases past at a Dickensian Christmas celebration in Rotherham town centre.

Girls from year 9 will be holding a Victorian craft stall at the event on Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Cratchetts Christmas Crafts involves eight students dressed as Victorian maids, helping revellers to decorate gingerbread and make cards and sweet cones.

The fantastic free Victorian Christmas celebration will be complete with music, entertainment, craft workshops and much more.

The free event also features musical and street entertainment including walkabout fun from Dizzy and Dotty, The Great Mysto, strolling Victorian magician, and, to add to the traditional feel, Rotherham Town Brass Band and Thorpe Hesley Choir.

There will also be a miniature steam railway, Punch and Judy, fairground rides, Victorian musical organ, Victorian craft market, hog roast and roast chestnuts.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Amy Rushforth, said: “The Dickensian Christmas is another great event for Rotherham Town Centre, and one that is sure to ignite all the senses!

“There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to enjoy a real traditional celebration that harks back to the classic tale of A Christmas Carol and although there won’t be any ghosts there, everyone is sure to be in high spirits.

“Plus, there will be free parking in Council-owned car parks and on-street parking bays (maximum stay still applies), so there’s no reason not to come and enjoy Rotherham’s many unique independent shops and fantastic entertainment.”