CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 2023
GODALMING TOWN COUNCIL'S CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND LIGHTS SWITCH-ON 2023 WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 10.00AM-5.30PM.
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.
Godalming Town Council invites you to visit Godalming and enjoy this year’s Christmas Festival on Saturday, 25 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!
FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PEPPERPOT
Moss Lane School Choir
The Wharf Nursery
Godalming Rock Choir
Godalming Theatre Group
Godalming Choral Society
Milford & Brook School of Dance
Godalming Panto Sleeping Beauty stars will be helping with the Countdown to the Lights Switch-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.
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
FREE PARKING is provided at Godalming College with their kind permission (subject to availability).
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL ROAD CLOSURES - INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN AVAILABLE
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.
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.
FARNCOMBE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Farncombe Christmas Lights Switch-on will take place on Friday, 1 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!
If you would like to be a stallholder at this year’s Christmas Festival please go to the Stallholders’ Information Page.