Tuesday evening 3rd December is the date for this year's popular Christmas Festival, which heralds a series of new Yuletide events in the town this year. The town will be buzzing with Christmas cheer from 5pm as our third fun-packed Festival swings into action courtesy of Winchcombe Business Forum, supported by town groups and retailers.
North Street and Abbey Terrace will be closed to traffic as up to 35 stallholders will be selling everything from gifts and food, to jewellery, cakes, cards and refreshments.
Music, dance and drama comes courtesy of local choirs, hand bell ringers, Happenstance Border Morris, Winchcombe Concert Brass, folk and street musicians and the Guide Hall will play host to Santa’s Grotto, plus craft activities for children. An ‘odd one out’ competition is also being run by retailers.
The Festival also marks the start of a series of late-night shopping evenings on Tuesday December 10th and 17th for Christmas gift-hunters.
Throughout December the Forum is running a free, Christmas Trail contest for primary school children. Just pick up your entry form from the Coventry Building Society on the High Street and follow a festive trail of letters around local shops to form a word. Two lucky youngsters will win vouchers worth £25 to spend in local shops.
For more information don't forget to check out our Christmas Festival Facebook Page.