Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Winchcombe Christmas Festival

After a two year absence, Christmas comes early in the Cotswolds as the wonderful Winchcombe Christmas Festival returns with something for everyone, from sweet treats to foodie delights, free family fun to gift shopping galore, and a bustling Christmas market.

Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in the historic Cotswold town of Winchcombe will be throwing open their doors on Tuesday, 6th December, for an evening of festive shopping and celebration from 5pm until 8pm.

Bustling with hundreds of jolly people and  sparkling Christmas trees and lights, the evening captures all the charm of a Cotswold Christmas.

There will be an abundance of free entertainment around the town throughout the evening for all the family, among the stunning backdrop of the town’s ancient architecture.

It’s the perfect way to kick start the yuletide season with stalls taking over North Street and Abbey Terrace, and local shops opening late to showcase a seasonal selection of fine food and drink and locally made crafts.

When the Christmas Festival was last held, in 2019, 2,000 people attended, with many families returning every year making the night a family Christmas tradition.

Organised by Winchcombe Together Association, with support from Winchcombe Rotary Club, the evening brings together businesses, traders, charities and community groups to share what makes the town such a great place to live, work and visit in a real show of Christmas spirit.

Phil Parker is coordinating this year’s festival. He said, “We’re really looking forward to welcoming lots of families to enjoy lots of festive fun at this year’s Christmas Festival. Winchcombe is a truly welcoming Cotswold town and the Christmas Festival is an opportunity for us all to come together to shine and showcase what our beautiful town is all about.”

See the latest Christmas Festival images here, courtesy of Alastair Robinson

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