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November, 2013

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Title:Try Shopping In Doncaster This Christmas
ID & Publication:20131111007 ~ 
Subject:Community News 
 DMBC (4kb)

Doncaster Council is encouraging shoppers from across the region to do their festive shopping in the town. It comes ahead of the Doncaster’s Christmas lights switch on which takes place on Thursday 14 November.

A Visit England report last year highlighted how Doncaster now gets more day visitors than Blackpool, Cambridge or Bath. According to Welcome to Yorkshire, tourism is worth £400m a year to Doncaster. Doncaster markets were named ‘Britain’s best’ in 2011 and ‘Britain’s favourite’ in 2012.

Doncaster Civic Mayor Eddie Dobbs, said: ‘Doncaster has everything you need for Christmas. Our historic markets are the best in the north of England and have everything you need for from turkeys to seafood, pies and cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, cards, presents – even wrapping paper. We also have the fantastic modern Frenchgate centre featuring big name brands and a bustling high street full of unique shops. There are plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants for those wanting to make a day of it. I would also urge local residents to buy local and support local businesses.’

Mr Dobbs and local bantam weight boxing legend Jamie McDonnell will switch on Doncaster town centre’s Christmas lights on Thursday 14th November.

The event at Clock Corner runs from 4.30pm until 6.30pm. It will also feature performances from Cast production ‘Cinderella’. Members of the cast will be mingling with crowds throughout the event. Further entertainment will come from the Doncaster Youth Stage band, live band ‘The Darlingtons’ and former X Factor contestants ‘The Opera Guys’. There will be children’s rides, food outlets, a face painter and balloon modeller, Pepper Pig, Donny Dog and visits by Doncaster Rovers players.

Mr Dobbs added: ‘I am delighted to be switching on the lights this year along with Doncaster’s champion boxer Jamie McDonnell. Doncaster town centre is thriving and it’s great to see all the lights and decorations as we enter the festive season.’

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