Droitwich Spa Business Forum
We are holding our pre-Xmas meeting on 11th December which is a Thursday and trust many of you can join us at this busy time of the year!
Christmas Festivities in Droitwich Spa.
Droitwich Spa is looking forward to a packed programme of Christmas festivities over the coming weeks.
Saturday 29th November.
The festivities start with the annual switch on of the Christmas Lights on Saturday 29th November. The fun starts at 9.30am with the opening of the Farmers’ and Festive Food Markets and the day’s entertainment and activities will continue until the evening. Entertainment throughout the day include Wilsons Fun fair, Salvation Army Band, Christmas biscuit decorating, craft demonstrations, face painting and Christmas tree festival.
Santa will be in his grotto in St. Richard’s House from 10.30am and will then travel around the town centre, by horse drawn carriage, before joining the Mayor, Councillor Bob Brookes, for the switching on of the lights at 4.30pm in Victoria Square. They will be joined by Worcestershire Rock Choir and Westacre Middle School Children’s Choir.
Following the Switch On there will be a festive concert hosted by Droitwich Spa Community Choir with interlude from Lighthouse Street Puppets at 5pm in St. Andrews Church after the concenrt the choir mince pies and winter punch will be provided.
Saturday 29 November and Saturday 6 and 13 December
Santa will be out and about in Droitwich Spa during the run up to Christmas. He will be in his grotto on these dates with his sleigh. He will also be visiting local streets during December.
Saturday 29th November, until Saturday 20 December.
St. Andrews Church is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival with trees provided by local organisations and groups.
Friday 12 December.
Families are invited to bring along their lanterns for the Lantern Parade in Lido Park on Friday 12 December. The parade starts at 6.30pm at St. Peters Field and will walk to the bandstand for carol singing with Droitwich Spa Community Choir and the Salvation Army Band. Refreshments and a bar will be available. Lantern kits will be available in Planet Droitwich (next to Card Factory in the Shopping Centre) on Saturday 29th November or children can make their own (no naked flames or Chinese lanterns are permitted).
There will be plenty of opportunity for buying Christmas gifts from town shops and the markets. The regular Charter market will take place on Friday 5th, 12th and 19th December alongwith the Farmer’s Market on Saturday 6th December. There will be a special Christmas market in Victoria Square from Friday 19th – Wednesday 24th December for those last minute gifts.
Wychavon District Council will be offering car park discounts to boost visits to the town centre. Car parking will be free after 3pm on Saturday 29 November in the Wychavon Town Centre car parks. On Saturday 13 December it will be 20p for 3 hours in the Wychavon short stay car parks.
For further information see the Christmas Festivities programme, check out the Droitwich Spa Festivals facebook page or follow on twitter @droitwichfest.