Residents and visitors are invited to Woking’s Festive Fayre on Thursday 24 November to get in the Christmas spirit and have a jolly good time.
The festivities begin at 4.30pm in Jubilee Square when the centrepiece of the celebrations, a 37ft Norwegian Spruce Christmas tree kindly donated from Woking Asian Business Forum (WABF), will have its lights switched on by Mayor of Woking, Cllr Saj Hussain.
The Mayor will be joined by Leader of Woking Borough Council, Cllr Ann-Marie Barker, representatives from WABF and special guest, Dame Penelope Keith to mark this exciting moment.
Following the illumination switch-on, visitors can enjoy Christmas carols by Bisley School Choir Medley, indulge in a festive feast at the vegan market, entertain the kids on children’s funfair rides and watch a thrilling professional ice-skating performance at Woking’s Winter Paradise ice rink in Victoria Square along with a large helping of mince pies!
The festive vegan market returns to Woking following their recent success in the town centre. Stall holders will be serving up their best Christmas treats, as well as unique gifts to browse and purchase.
Cllr Ann-Marie Barker, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “I am thrilled to see the town centre full of festivities and Christmas cheer as we approach the big day. The event is free to all and is a wonderful opportunity to bring the community together and lift spirits.
“I look forward to seeing many of you there and wish all Woking residents a very Merry Christmas!”
Shahid Azeem, Chair of WABF, added: “We are delighted to be able to give the gift of Christmas and donate such a prominent symbol to Woking’s residents once again. No matter your religious background, everyone can enjoy and appreciate the festive magic in Woking.”
The Christmas magic doesn’t stop there. Why not take the little shoppers to see the big man in red at Santa’s grotto? Meet Father Christmas and his reindeer for free in Central Square, Wolsey Place from Monday 21 November to Saturday 24 December.
Elsewhere in Woking town centre there is more festive fun including New Victoria Theatre’s panto Cinderella featuring Brian Conley. Whilst not forgetting the plethora of retailers and restaurants welcoming you in over the festive period.
This year Victoria Place Woking is home to ‘The Forgotten Toys’, providing pre-loved toys the chance of a new home by donating them to Sebastian’s Action Trust.