Christmas sparkle in Penrith

There's going to be more than 12 days of Christmas in Penrith this year as their winter festival kicks off.

It begins with a mystical masked procession involving flaming torches and live music, that will travel through the streets finishing in the centre of the town.

The evening will be rounded off with live music from a host of local musicians including Fiona Clayton, Room Full of Mirrors, and Tarras

Everyone is encouraged to join in and anyone who wants to carry one of the torches can by registering online.

The festival, which runs from Saturday 24th November until Christmas Eve, includes a new Christmas market that will host a variety of Christmas treats from local food producers and crafts people. There'll also be street entertainment, music and animation to bring the market to life.

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