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Wisbech Christmas Fayre expected to attract thousands this weekend

The countdown to the festive season officially begins in Wisbech when the town's traditional Wisbech Christmas Fayre returns on Sunday, 11 December.

Wisbech Christmas Market 1

Wisbech Christmas Market 1

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the popular event to enjoy an array of Christmas shopping, entertainment and festive food and drink, sprinkled throughout the town centre.

There will also be lots of free attractions, including The Winter Fairy, a miniature steam train, and real reindeer, all made possible thanks to kind sponsorship from UPP broadband, Wisbech Town Council and the Horsefair Shopping Centre.

The Fayre, which is organised by Fenland District Council in partnership with the Wisbech volunteer committee, will be open from 10am to 3pm - kicking off with an official opening by the Mayor of Wisbech, Cllr Susan Wallwork.

Wisbech Christmas Market 2

A packed line-up of entertainment will then unfold, with performances in Wisbech Market Place and Wisbech Castle Gardens from the amazing Nine Lives Theatre Company and talented youngsters at St Peter's Junior School, Orchards Church of England Academy and Wisbech Grammar School.

There will also be an indoor craft fayre at Wisbech Library, with craft activities, family escape puzzles and refreshments, and you can weave your own willow Christmas decorations at Wisbech Eco Hub and Heritage Centre in York Row.

Shoppers will be able to find everything they need for the big day including fresh local produce, confectionery, handmade crafts and unique gifts from stallholders and local businesses throughout the town centre and at Wisbech and Fenland Museum, where you will also find a Victorian Christmas experience complete with pop-up Dickensian photo booth!

Wisbech Christmas Market 3

And of course, no Wisbech Christmas Fayre would be complete without a visit from Father Christmas! You can find him, accompanied by Mrs Christmas, in the Horsefair Shopping Centre, next to Boots, and his beautiful real reindeer in nearby Hill Street.

Cllr Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for the authority's Four Seasons events, said: "The Wisbech Christmas Fayre is once again set to be a brilliant day for people of all ages to enjoy, with so much on offer to get into the festive spirit!

"It's a wonderful opportunity to do your Christmas shopping, enjoy crafts and performances and for children to meet Father Christmas, while supporting local traders at the same time."

For more information visit our Events page or for the latest updates, follow Wisbech Christmas Fayre or Markets & Events in Fenland on Facebook.

Article date: December 2022

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