Christmas comes early to Castleford's Queen's Mill

The decorations are up at Queens Mill as Castleford Heritage Trust (CHT) prepares for a busy programme of Christmas events.
The decorations are up at Queens Mill as Castleford Heritage Trust (CHT) prepares for a busy programme of Christmas events.

The decorations are up at Queen’s Mill as Castleford Heritage Trust (CHT) prepares for a busy programme of Christmas events.

The season’s festivities get under way on Saturday, November 30, with the 2019 Queen’s Mill Christmas Fair.

Running from 10am to 3pm, it will feature a craft market selling hand-made gifts, Santa’s Grotto, Little Elves Workshop, a tombola, raffle and seasonal refreshments.

There will also be performances by the Victoria School of dance and Encore Theatre Company. Admission is free.

Anyone looking to buy a more unusual Christmas present will be spoiled for choice the following weekend, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, when the mill hosts a festive edition of Leeds Steampunk Market.

The market will be open 11am to 5pm and entry is £2.