Winter wonderland comes to town this weekend

SCARBOROUGH will well and truly get in the Christmas spirit this weekend, with a string of festive events lined up.

The ever-popular Festive Spectacular is being held at Scarborough Spa tonight.

Rebecca Newman, a light classical soprano, who has wowed audiences around Yorkshire over the past five years, the United Schools Choir made up of children from primary schools throughout the Scarborough are on the programme of carols and seasonal music.

BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration will again compere.

The evening will raise funds for the Scarborough and District Disablement Action Group, Scarborough Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Fund and Scarborough and District Alzheimer’s Society.

The annual reindeer parade will take place through Scarborough town centre tomorrow, as part of the Christmas festivities.

The parade will set off from Boyes in Queen Street at 1pm and make its way through town towards Alma Square.

A sponsored Santa dash will take place in aid of the British Heart Foundation from 2pm tomorrow.

The event will set off from The Spa.

In addition, two Coronation Street actors are to open a charity event in Scarborough at 1.30pm tomorrow.

Malcolm Hebden, who plays Norris Cole in the soap, and Patti Clare, who plays Norris’s sidekick Mary Taylor, will open a fashion show in aid of the Samaritans.

It will be held at the library in its first-floor concert room.

After Malcolm and Patti have declared the show open, Graham Community choir will sing for half an hour before models from Edinburgh Woollen Mill take to the catwalk.

The show will finish with a performance by Rowlies Dance Academy.