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Christmas Lights Festival 
& Christmas Market
 Sunday 20 November 2016
Father Christmas visits Tewkesbury 2012
Come into town, enjoy free parking, and soak up the festive atmosphere. 
Enjoy Christmas shopping at your own pace ...  most of your favourite town centre shops will be open too.  
You can always stay for the day and enjoy a delicious lunch or relaxing evening evening meal in one of Tewkesbury's eateries, pubs, coffee houses or restaurants.  

  • Enjoy the Farmer's market where you can pick up locally sourced high quality produce;
  • Browse the array of Christmas stalls stocked with unique Christmas gifts & handmade crafts;
  • Traditional fair ground rides - guaranteed to provide thrills and spills;
  • Free on street entertainment from traditional Christmas Carols to Street dancing;
  • Meet the cast from The Roses Theatre's Panto
  • Watch the Christmas Lights magically switched on by Father Christmas at 5pm
  • Post your letter to Father Christmas and every one gets a reply! 

What are people saying about previous events?
Amanda Orton, Pretty Special   " We had a fab day and it was lovely to see Tewkesbury full of so many happy smiley faces - everyone enjoying themselves."  
Tewkesbury high street on 25 November 2012
Doug Cotton, Cotswold Markets Ltd  "The event went really well, good presentation, good humour, good trade. An exceptional family occasion to brighten things up in these austere times."
Rachel Cole, DanceTec  "We would love to do it again next year if you would have us ...  the dancers were commenting all night on the performance and the day itself"  
Staff from The Roses Theatre enjoy themselves at Tewkesbury's Festival of Lights 2012
Dave Waters Borough Mayor " It was great taking part, having a ride on the teacups - the Mayoress insisting after missing the mop fair and talking to so many people. The atmosphere was great and everyone seemed to have a brilliant time"
Yvonne Everest,  Chocolate Tree "Many thanks for another truly spectacular occasion, with the street bursting with people ...my trade was marvellous"