Festivities will kick off at 5pm with a Christmas street fair of stalls, steam engines, festive food and drinks, big wheel and fairground rides and games for the little ones. As always, entry is free.
There will also be Santa’s Grotto, carriage rides with Dancer & Prancer and a lovely nativity scene.
Dress up for the Best Victorian Costume competition! Judging at 6pm on the Town Hall steps. Categories will be: Best Couple, Best Adult, Best Family, Best Child. Winners will be invited to join the Parade and prizes will be donated by the Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre.
Hungerford Christmas Lights are considered by many to be the best in the south of England, adding a sprinkle of fairy dust onto this well-loved market town, and this is a wonderful night to enjoy them.
For some late-night Christmas Shopping don’t miss the famous Hungerford Arcade or Hungerford Bookshop’s popular children’s section with experienced booksellers on hand to give out advice and mince pies.
The Extravaganza Parade at 7.30pm will feature the Reading Scottish Pipe Band, Rock Choir, Razzamatazz Theatre Group, the Tin Soldier Juggler, Christmas Fairy on stilts, Community of Hungerford Theatre Group, Hungerford Lanterns and lots more.
Due to the popularity of the lanterns, there will again be Lantern-Making Workshops for anyone who would like to carry a lantern in the parade. The workshop takes place from 1pm – 4pm on Saturday 25 November at The Croft Field Centre, Hungerford RG17 0HY. No booking necessary — just drop in. Cost is £3 donation per lantern for materials.
The event is organised by Hungerford Chamber of Commerce and made possible by kind support from Greenham Trust, Hungerford Town Council and many local businesses.
If you would like to sponsor the event please click here and your donation will kindly be matched by Greenham Trust.
If any local charities would like a stall please contact Derek Loft at [email protected]
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