Our statement on reindeer at the street fair

Wickford at Christmas has decided to cancel the reindeer appearance at the Street Fair on 25th November. This has been a difficult decision for the committee to make as we know people love to see the reindeer and they are a big draw to visiting the market.

However, there have been many stories in the press recently about the treatment of reindeer in centres and as this is currently a delicate matter we had to carefully consider the welfare of the animals and safety of all those attending the event.

We hope you understand and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday where we will still have a fantastic event with Santa’s Grotto, 50+ gift, food and drink stalls, entertainment in the high street and Willows Centre, children's rides, crafts and more.