There are many extra attractions to entice visitors to Woodbridge in the lead up to Christmas. Here, James Lightfoot, chairman of Choose Woodbridge explains why the town is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities and prepare for the big day.
November is the beginning of Christmas-themed events and the festive cheer will continue as we countdown to the 25th.
You will be able to meet Father Christmas more than once, enjoy some caroling, marvel at our award-winning window displays and sparkling trees round the town as well as indulge in some late-night shopping at some of the town’s wonderful independent retailers.
Some of these stores will be opening late on 28th November in Church Street, round the Market Square and down to New Street Market. At the foot of Church Street they link to Thoroughfare, where The Woodbridge Kitchen Company and Happiness Store will also be extending their opening hours, via East Coast Diner where you can have a cocktail. Also, a pizza made with our Tide Mill flour.
Clare Perkins as a Director of Choose Woodbridge has arranged for over 100 Christmas trees to light up the town. I am happy to say Clare will “Light up Woodbridge for Christmas”
On 29th November this will be celebrated, starting with an appearance from Father Christmas at 4pm in the library to collect the letters children have written to him. Then he will visit The Thoroughfare to collect post from the dedicated Father Christmas postbox housed in Woodbridge Emporium and on to Cross Corner.
Woodbridge shop windows will be brilliantly decorated thanks to the competition to win one of four categories of the coveted Christmas Window Competition, run by Scott Matheson-Barr of G&K Estates.
The Woodbridge Christmas Street Fair, run for Choose Woodbridge, by Tim Fincham, is always popular It is being held on 1st December from 10am until 4pm. Stalls will line the Thoroughfare and Quay Street with an extraordinary variety of goodies. Visitors will be entertained by festive bands and carol singers and shops will be open as normal.
The final week before Christmas will see the 68th Open Air Carol Service take place on Market Hill organised by The Rotary Club of Woodbridge and held round their Christmas tree.
This is on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 at 6.30pm. Father Christmas will be handing out sweets to all the children attending and donations made will be going to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice (Ipswich) (EACH).
With all the lights and exquisite sights planned this year, Woodbridge is the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping. And no shopping trip is complete without a pitstop for refreshments. We hope you will also take time to enjoy a festive drink and meal in our many excellent pubs and restaurants.
Come and enjoy our Wonderful Woodbridge Winter Wonderland!