The Sights and Sounds of Christmas will soon fill the STEAM Museum and the permanent displays will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland setting.
Doors open between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 30 November and the event continues on Sunday 1 December.
The heart-warming sounds of the Swindon Kentwood Show Choir will set the scene, alongside many other performers including Swindon Pegasus Brass (and the youth section), the Swindon Male Voice Choir, the Scratch Choir, Wiltshire Saxophone Choir, the Occasionals and the Merribels.
Performances will be on the Station Platform at regular intervals on both days.
With more than 50 specially selected market stalls placed around the museum, visitors will have the chance to browse a whole range of gifts, including traditional toys, games and puzzles, designer jewellery, stained glass and other artworks, bespoke soft furnishings, GWR bottled Real Ale, plus home-made preserves, confectionery and fayre.
For little ones, there’ll be the chance to see Santa in his Grotto (for an extra charge), accompanied by his helpful elves
Children can also get creative and make their own Christmas cards and decorations in the Christmas Craft Zone (for a small extra charge).
Activities are available both days. Please note that tickets for the Craft Zone and Santa’s Grotto need to be purchased at the main STEAM Ticket Desk.
Full access to the main exhibition area is included. So fun seekers of all ages get the chance to climb aboard the famous locomotives, ‘be an engine driver’ on the train driving simulator and a signalman inside the Museum’s authentic Signal Box.
To keep energy levels topped up, the STEAM Christmas Café offers delicious festive meals and refreshments.
And with the very special admission prices of £1.00 for children (16 and under) and concessions and £3.00 for adults, there’s every reason to be cheerful this Christmas! Under threes go free.
Please note that SwindonCards cannot be used for Christmas at STEAM and there is no free car parking for this event. Car parking is strictly in the North and West Swindon Designer Outlet Car Parks.
To find out more about this event, including a list of traders, visit the STEAM website at www.steam-museum.org.uk
The museum is owned and managed by Swindon Borough Council.