Essential information for Wickford at Christmas Street Fair

Amazing Mrs Claus at last year’s fair. Credit: Tina Wing Photography

Amazing Mrs Claus at last year’s fair. Credit: Tina Wing Photography

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 25th November - this weekend!

Where: Wickford High Street

Entry: Free but donation encouraged to go towards Christmas lights and event

Time: 12-5pm. Catch the Christmas Opening Parade from 12pm! Santa, stilt walkers, 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

Reindeer: Read our statement on why reindeer are no longer at the event.

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 – click here for Main Stage timings. There will also be performances in the Willows Centre, Halls Corner and the railway bridge. Stick around for carol singing at 4.30!

Games and challenges: There’s plenty of games on the stalls including the Essex Royals FC challenge, Santa Bell game, Lucky Numbers and a tombola on the Wickford at Christmas stall

Kid’s things to do: Children’s crafts are in Wickford Community Centre on Market Road and there are rides in the car park next to it!

Lost and found wristbands for children will be available on the Wickford at Christmas stall.

Food and drink: Chestnuts, donuts, 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

Thank you to our Main Sponsor Michael Frank Jewellers and all the other businesses that have sponsored and supported the lights and event! There’s a blog about them here or you can see their names below :). A huge thank you to all the volunteers helping us on the day too and to all that have supported our efforts.

See you on the 25th November!