Tramway village to host ‘starlight spectacular’

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Crich Tramway Village will be illuminated to include a Halloween themed Woodland Walk and vintage trams at its upcoming Starlight Spectacular event.

Following the official light switch-on with surprise guest at 4pm on Monday, October 24, a range of activities will keep families entertained throughout the week, including a Hogwarts themed buffet.

Wednesday will also see an appearance by actress Elizabeth Webster, who plays Walda Bolton nee Frey in Game of Thrones, from 3pm to 6pm.

The super heroes day on Thursday, October 27, will feature a sit on replica bat pod and some favourite comic book look-a-likes. Children under 16 dressing in super hero costumes will receive free admission.

Mayor and Mayoress of Amber Valley, Councillors Richard and Susan Iliffe, will also be attending during the day to celebrate local heroes, who work hard for the community, families or are inspirational to young people.

Event organiser Alison Isaacs said: “As well as all the fun elements, we are keen to celebrate local heroes who do so much in our community, whether they are inspirational teachers, carers or those who dedicate time to helping others.

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“Finalists in our local heroes’ competition will be invited to have tea and cakes with the Mayor and Mayoress of Amber Valley on Thursday, October 27.”

On Friday, October 28 and Saturday 29, Star Wars look-a-like characters will be the centre of attention along with a replica jet fighter, while local band ‘The Force’ will entertain the crowds between 7pm and 9.30pm in the Red Lion pub.

The fun-filled week will end with a Christmas market and a vehicle display from Amber Valley Car Club on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information or to book tickets for throughout the week (The Hogwarts buffet event needs to be booked by Sunday, October 23) visit www.tramway.co.uk.

The restored Blackpool Balcony Car 40 at Crich Tramway Village.

The restored Blackpool Balcony Car 40 at Crich Tramway Village.