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Hungerford Christmas Extravaganza

Yes, the Extravaganza is happening again this year!

Despite rumours to the contrary what has been The Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza is on again this year on Friday 8 December. Although it will be now called The Hungerford Christmas Extravaganza.

The proposed event will still follow the established format of the official opening at 5pm, with the parade starting at 7pm and the firework finale at 9pm.

 

The Hungerford Chamber of Commerce and the Extravaganza committee have taken the decision to change the event name, albeit following 25 successful years of a Victorian based event. It was felt that it was increasingly difficult to provide ‘new’ and interesting Victorian content and something that encompassed a broader spectrum of Christmas entertainment would encourage more participation from local organisations, schools etc.

The old favourites such as the fun fair, big wheel, helter skelter, bands, stalls, walking entertainers, Scottish Pipe Band etc. will all be present but with the addition of some new entertainment such as Father Christmas with real reindeer.

Other new content will be announced once the fundraising effort is underway – so watch this space.

Would You Like to Join the Parade?

We encourage active participation from schools and organisations, so if you would like to take part in the parade, please book your space now with Nigel Perrin on 07867 896855 or nigel.perrin@me.com

Our aim is to have a seamless transition from last year’s event to the new one. Please support us in making 2107 as successful as previous years.

For more information please contact Nigel Perrin on 07867 896855 or nigel.perrin@me.com

2 Comments
  1. Lisa nott

    Sorry to hear the event is losing its Victorian theme. However what is the price of entry this year for adults and kids ages 14 and 16.

    Parking? Thanks

    • Penny Post

      Hi Lisa – there isn’t usually any entry price as it’s a street event and parade. There are various public car parks in town and usually there is overflow at Charnham Business Park with a shuttle bus. We can confirm these details nearer the time.

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