Not long ‘til the Wickford at Christmas Street Fair!
There are programmes around Wickford but if you’ve not seen one yet, here’s everything you need to know all in one place.
When: Sunday 24th November
Where: Wickford High Street
Entry: Free but donation encouraged to go towards Christmas lights and event. If you want to donate online, visit our GoFundMe page.
Time: 12-5pm. Catch the Christmas Opening Parade from 12pm! Santa, characters and dancers will make their way from the station bridge down the high street.
Getting there: Walking is best but there are bus options. Some car parks will be closed. For road closure / travel information read our blog here
The hashtag: #wickfordatchristmas (we’re on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!)
Santa’s Grotto: After the parade children can visit Santa in his grotto at Glicks Opticians
Stalls: There are more than 50 stalls with items from beer gift sets, Lego and log creations, to Christmas decorations and bags. Click here to see the full list
Entertainment: Singing kicks off at midday and includes appearances from X Factor’s Che Chesterman and The Voice Kids’s Charlie Dillon – click here for Main Stage timings. Acts will also be performing in the Willows Centre.
Carol Singing: Takes place 4.30-5pm - it’s really wonderful as the night draws in.
Games and challenges: There’s plenty of games on the stalls including Santa Bell game, Lucky Numbers and a tombola on the Wickford at Christmas stall
Kid’s things to do: Rides in the car park next to the Wickford Community Centre, games, and Santa in Glicks!
Photo opportunities: Have your photo taken in the snow globe, on Santa’s sleigh and with the fire engine
Food and drink: Chestnuts, doughnuts, sweets, cakes, hog roast, German sausage, mulled wine, beer, cocktails, prosecco and many more treats are all offered on the stalls
First Aid is near the railway bridge
A huge thank you to sponsors, volunteers and backers - we couldn’t do this without you