Godalming Town Council Christmas Festival and lights switch on 2021

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 2022


GODALMING TOWN COUNCIL'S CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND LIGHTS SWITCH-ON 2023 WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 10.00AM-5.30PM. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL.

There will be music and entertainment all day long at The Pepperpot and Godalming’s dazzling lights will be switched on by special guests at 5.00pm.

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Godalming Town Council invites you to visit Godalming and enjoy this year’s Christmas Festival on Saturday, 26 November from 10am to 5.30pm.

Spend the day in one of the prettiest towns in Surrey where you’ll find lots of stalls for all  your Christmas present ideas in the High Street and Church Street as well as traditional Christmas Food.  Buy a handcrafted gift, jewellery or decorations from a local producer and sample yummy foodie treats.

The festival is free to enter so browse around the town and soak up the festive atmosphere.  Enjoy delicious artisan street food and drink as you also visit the superb range of independent shops who will be set to welcome you.  Visit our Memory Tree in Crown Court and tie a tag in memory of your loved ones.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Godalming.  Enjoy the Day!

Cllr Shirley Faraday, Mayor of Godalming


FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PEPPERPOT

10.00

Mayor's Welcome

10.05

Moss Lane School Choir

10.30

The Wharf Nursery

11.00

Godalming Rock Choir

12.00

Godalming Theatre Group

13.00

Godalming Choral Society

14.00

Milford & Brook School of Dance

16.00

Godalming Band

16.50

Godalming Panto Sleeping Beauty stars will be helping with the Countdown to the Lights Switch-on

17.00

Lights-on!

GODALMING ROCK CHOIR

Stay in Godalming after the Lights Switch-on!  Godalming Rock Choir will be performing a free concert at St Peter & St Paul's Church from 6.00pm - 7.00pm.  Spaces are on a first come, first served basis.  Donations welcome.


Surrey & Hampshire Property Agents

Thank you to Surrey & Hants Property Agents for supporting Peppa’s visit.

Club 66

Thank you to Club 66 for providing the Meet and Greet space for Peppa.

Godalming Town Council is delighted to welcome everyone to the Christmas Festival and Lights Switch-on, on Saturday 26 November.

If you would like to wave hello to our special guest Peppa Pig, you can find her at Club 66, 66 High Street, Godalming GU7 1DU at the following times.  You might find her at the lights switch-on too!

  • 12pm
  • 1pm
  • 2pm
  • 3pm
  • 4.50pm – Lights Switch on

There will be a packed programme of entertainment all day long at The Pepperpot and around the town including:

Ride the Dobby Horse Carousel

Father Christmas is looking forward to meeting you at the Godalming Museum where you can post a letter to Lapland or give it to him in person

Enjoy a programme of entertainment by talented local artists who will be performing at The Pepperpot throughout the day

Find Santa’s Festive Sleigh

Balloon modelling, stilt-walking Top Shelf Elf will be visiting the Festival – find him in Church Street.

Enjoy The Star’s street-side Festive Bar

The Town’s dazzling Christmas lights will be switched on by a special guest, helped by the stars of Godalming Panto at 5pm in a sparkling ceremony at The Pepperpot

Thank you to Waverley Borough Council and the Church Street Traders for supporting Top Shelf Elf’s visit.

2i Recruit
Arty Crafty
Church Street Podiatrists
Church Street Studio
Cornmeter
Godalming Delights
Lingwood Samuel
Rose & Co
The Salon
The Star

Photo Credit: Matthew Gordon Photography
Photo Credit: Matthew Gordon Photography

FREE PARKING is provided at Godalming College with their kind permission (subject to availability).

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL ROAD CLOSURES - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Thanks to Surrey & Hants Property Agents for supporting the Mayor’s and other local charities.  Thanks to the marshals and volunteers for their help on the day.  The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and events throughout the day.  All timings are approximate and subject to change.

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SANTA’S GROTTO

Visit Santa in the Godalming Museum Garden (from 10am – 4pm), accessible via the rear entrance off South Street Car Park where as well as meeting Santa, you will be able to write a Christmas Wish Letter and post it in the Post Box which will be mailed to Reindeer Land.

Thanks to The Caudle Trust and Priory Antiques for supporting Santa’s Grotto.


GODALMING PANTOMIME

Godalming’s Pantomime for 2022 is the Pantomime of your dreams, Sleeping Beauty!

This production will feature spectacular song and dance, colourful costumes and lots of fun and laughs for the whole family!

Let your dreams come true with the Godalming Pantomime.

There is a relaxed performance on Saturday, 16 December at 6.30pm.  This performance is adapted for customers who may benefit from a more relaxed environment which allows you to make noise and come and go from the auditorium if you need to take a break.  The house lights will remain on and the show volume will be turned down slightly.  Please call the box office to book for this showing.

Tickets for this show are £18 each.

There is disabled and pushchair access to the venue.

For more information on the Godalming Pantomime, please visit its website.


FARNCOMBE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Farncombe Christmas Lights Switch-on will take place on Friday, 2 December at the Farncombe Day Centre, 4.30pm – Lights on at 5.00pm.  Farncombe Infant School children will be singing some Christmas songs and Santa’s sleigh will be arriving in style!


STALLHOLDERS’ INFORMATION

If you would like to be a stallholder at this year’s Christmas Festival please go to the Stallholders’ Information Page.