Bawtry Christmas event is back!


The stylish market town of Bawtry, near Doncaster, is bringing Christmas back this year and it is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever!

After an enforced break last year, Bawtry Retail Association has spent several months planning a comeback event that has seen all the towns retailers and businesses pledge support to bring a real festive feel to the town on Sunday 5th December 2021.

“It was really important to us all that we brought back our annual Christmas event and see the festive magic and sparkle of Christmas return for everyone whether that was seeing Santa, enjoying a fairground ride, or simply wandering the streets and enjoying a bite to eat or a drink with friends,” said Ross Jarvie, Chair, Bawtry Retail Association. “It’s been great to see so many businesses get on board and other local partners become involved to make it a day to remember.”

The event, which has been kindly sponsored again by One Call Insurance and Bawtry Town Council, will see a record number of craft and gift stalls, fun fair rides including a Big Wheel, programme of live entertainment, animals from Equine Dreams of Bawtry, a superb nativity display at St Nicholas Church and the legendary Womacks of Bawtry Christmas Window display in addition to the portfolio of independent shops, cafes and restaurants that grace the town.

“All our businesses are looking forward to the entire festive period, but this day holds a special place in all our hearts,” said Ross. “It’s always a fantastic festive atmosphere and we shall look forward to welcoming residents and visitors alike.”

In memory of a very much-loved character of Bawtry and one of the original members of the Christmas Event steering group, Jackie Strickland, rosettes will once again be awarded for the Best Dressed Stalls.

The event takes place between 12noon and 6pm and visitors can park at Hudson’s Yard or the Memorial Sports Ground.

For announcements and more information keep an eye on our website or visit our Facebook page.

We are delighted to announce that Doncaster Insurance Broker One Call Insurance will once again be kindly sponsoring BAWTRY CHRISTMAS EVENT taking place on Sunday 5th December.

One Call will be turning up the heat with the ultimate Christmas entertainment. Through the art of dance and manipulation with fire, One Call will be hosting an interactive, fire breathing event that is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Firebreather Megan will be mixing and mingling throughout the event on stilts and the One Call girls will be welcoming you for a chat and are eager to let you know all about the competitions they have running for the event. You’ll even have the opportunity to take a photo with their very own selfie frame too.

The girls will be hosting two performances on the main stage situated on Market Place opposite The Town House – one at 4.30 pm followed by the big closing number at 5.30 pm – DON’T MISS IT!

We are delighted that the wonderful GP Princesses will be joining us again at this year’s Bawtry Christmas Event on Sunday 5th December.  They are always our most popular attraction loved by all the children. They will be performing on our main stage plus there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

The Courtyard will be a hub of excitement for children this year with Equine Dreams of Bawtry bringing along a pair of alpacas, a xmas pony and a unicorn.

Visit the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham & District Stall:

  • Selling Christmas treat boxes, made up by ourselves, for dogs and cats
  • There will also be some every day essentials for pets
  • We’ll have sweet treats for humans (hot chocolate reindeer and chocolate stirrers), as well as a range of merchandise
  • Our 2022 rescue animal calendars will also be on offer

Bare Skin Philosophy now located at:

Ottersway House, 21 Top Street, Bawtry (on the Crown car park)

  • FREE prize draw to win £100 voucher to spend on treatments or products
  • Million Dollar gift bags worth £25 FREE when booking and paying for any Million Dollar Treatment
  • FREE goodie bags with £5 Voucher enclosed
  • Vitamin shot samples
  • Lots of stocking fillers, luxury lip balms, candles, silk pillow cases, sleep kits, luxurious 24 carat gold body oils and much more.
  • Million Dollar Christmas Collection boxes

Navy Educate (15 The Courtyard)  will be turned into Santa’s Grotto for the Bawtry Christmas Event.

Throughout the day there will be photo opportunities with Santa and his little helpers, free mince pies and mulled wine and retail products to purchase.

All donations from the grotto will be going to The Yorkshire Children’s Centre –  our chosen charity this year.

Café Express at the Crown Hotel

Opening 8am to 7pm so perfect for breakfast for stall holders setting up and then lunch from 12 noon.

Available during the day:-

Cold and hot drinks including hot chocolates and a Gingerbread Latte

Festive Traybakes & mince pies

Hot Turkey Baguettes with stuffing, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce

Chilli, rice and jacket potatoes

Spiced Parsnip Soup

White Hart, Swan Street

  • Live music from Lee Stone and then Beautifully Dangerous (amazing rock band!) from 2.30pm
  • Festive burger van with Burgers and Hot Dogs
  • Hot cider station
  • Kids funfair attractions in the car park
  • All this with great shelter, live sport on the TVs inside and out.

Crown Hotel

Crown Christmas Cocktail available in the Crown Hotel bar from the 1st December…

The absolutely delicious – Gingerbread Martini!!! With Vodka, Bailey’s, Tia Maria, gingerbread syrup, cream, and the glass finished with a crushed gingerbread rim!!

Special Accommodation Rate

£75 standard room single, double or twin – perfect if you are attending the event and want to make a night of it and have a few drinks.  To book please call 01302 710341 or email and quote ‘Bawtry Christmas Time’

Ziniz Restaurant & Wine Bar

Full menu available running alongside their Festive Special’s menu and Christmas cocktails!

Winter courtyard garden will also be open.

This year’s Bawtry Christmas Event will see a record number of craft and gift stalls and in memory of a very much-loved character of Bawtry and one of the original members of the Christmas Event steering group, Jackie Strickland, rosettes will once again be awarded for the Best Dressed Stalls.

The Ferris Wheel ‘Bawtry Eye’ has always been a huge attraction at our annual Christmas Event and we are looking forward to its return this year kindly sponsored by Bawtry Town Council complemented by a number of other fairground rides for everyone to enjoy supplied by Roger Tuby & Son Funfairs

31 Market Place Cocktail Bar & Bistro

Open from 12 midday onwards serving:-

– Mulled wine

– Mulled cider

– Sweet crepes

– And homemade fresh Napoletana Pizzas

The Little Deli (within The Tasting Note)  will be open and doing hot mulled wine, boozy hot chocolate, mince pies and cheesy snacks.

St Nicholas’ Church, Church Street, Bawtry –   There will be a nativity display outside the church, and the church will be open up to 5 pm, as a quiet, reflective space for anyone that needs it.  They will have gentle carols playing inside the church and there will be an opportunity for people to leave a prayer request on the tree. The Church Hall will not be open this year.

The Townhouse will have a full menu, table service and takeaway options available. Takeaway: Hot Roast Pork and Stuffing Sandwich’s, Hot Roast Turkey and stuffing Sandwich’s, Hot and Cold Drinks all available for takeaway including Homemade Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolates!