Gotham Christmas Market & Lights Switch On

The village of Gotham in south Nottinghamshire will launch its festive season with a Christmas Market and Tree Lights illumination on Saturday 3rd December between 4 pm – 7 pm. St Lawrence Church and Church Hall will host a Craft Market and villagers will gather in The Square to sing carols before Nottinghamshire’s own Gotham-inspired super-hero Batman performs the lights switch on at 5.45 pm.

The popular annual event features singing by pupils of Gotham Primary School who will gather in the historic Well House which was restored in 2016. The arrival of Batman in his specially converted Batmobile is always eagerly anticipated, as are the chocolates distributed to the children by Santa Claus. Community carol singing led by Batman is a tradition which everyone joins in before heading to the village pubs for festive food and drinks.

Batman, aka Mark Lowe, says:

“Gotham has an amazing community spirit which overflows at this event. Generous donations allow us to light and decorate a 22-foot tree in The Square and to give chocolate selection boxes to the children. It wouldn’t be a Gotham gathering without an appearance from Batman, so he’ll arrive and entertain in style.”

The Christmas Market of around 20 stalls will bring craft makers, artists, and bakers from around the area to St Lawrence Church and the Church Hall. On sale between 4 pm – 7 pm will be pottery, gifts, candles, soft toys, paintings, festive bakes, and decorations.

Posted on 10 November 2022

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