Christmas Festival

Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Save the date for the fantastic Winchcombe Festival

Winchcombe’s annual Christmas Festival on Tuesday 5th December from 5pm until 8pm will open up the doors to the charming ancient town’s many independent shops, galleries, restaurants and eateries in a warm festive welcome.

The late night Christmas shopping evening lights up the bustling town and its centuries old architecture, creating a real festive treat offering an array of stalls and shops, festive food and entertainment.

It’s fast becoming a well-loved Cotswold Christmas tradition for families.

Around 40 stalls will take over North Street and Abbey Terrace, which will be closed to traffic for the evening, joining local shops opening late offering a seasonal selection of fine food and drink, locally made crafts and beautiful gifts galore.

It’s the perfect way to kick start the Christmas season, amongst 50 sparkling real Christmas trees adorning the town’s fine historic buildings beautifully lighting the town. It’s a great place to make a head start on the Christmas shopping too!

There’s an abundance of free entertainment around the town throughout the evening to keep everyone entertained, including special performances from local bands and local school, church and community groups to get you into the festive spirit.

Children will be able to meet the man in red himself, as he makes an appearance in a special Grotto in the Guide Hall, supported by Winchcombe Rotary Club and some helpful elves.  All proceeds will go towards supporting local charities.

Last year over 2,000 people attended the community celebrations to mark the Christmas season and support local businesses and traders. It is hoped this year the event, which is supported by Winchcombe Town Council and Winchcombe Together Association, will be just as successful.

Angela Teasdale, Owner of Emporium Gift Shop and one of the organisers of the Festival said, “Winchcombe is a great place to be all year round as a charming historic town home to some wonderful independent quality shops and fantastic restaurants all surrounded by stunning countryside. At Christmas it is even more breath-taking, and our Christmas Festival beautifully showcases all our Cotswold town has to offer. We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to join us and join in the seasonal celebrations.”

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