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Lighting up Woodbridge for Christmas

News ArticleLighting up Woodbridge for Christmas

A plantation of 135 sparkling trees sprung up last weekend across Woodbridge.

This was organised by Clare Perkins as a Director of Choose Woodbridge.

Woodbridge Christmas

Barretts of Woodbridge, Christmas, Woodbridge

Local businesses were the backbone of a slick operation. Notcutts Garden Centre supplied the trees the quality of which has already been widely praised.

Woodbridge Emporium, Christmas, Woodbridge

Clare’s excellent team was led by of Mark of Webb Brothers who was happy to continue a tradition his father started. The help of Tim Fincham of the Sandwich Shop throughout the weekend was “invaluable” Clare said.  Scott of G & K Estates provided essential assistance.


The team not only added a tree to most shop fronts but also put them high up on the Shire Hall in Market Hill .

Paul Ray of the Wild Strawberry Café had arranged for trees to be put up on shops there.

James Lightfoot the Chairman of Choose Woodbridge said: “This was a slick operation. When people hear how pretty Woodbridge looks it should bring people here to enjoy our shops, pubs and restaurants.”

James Lightfoot, Chairman Choose Woodbridge, Christmas


There will be a celebration in the Thoroughfare of this lighting up of Woodbridge from 4:00-6:30 pm on Friday with Father Christmas first making an appearance at the library at 4pm and then onto the Thoroughfare from 4:30pm. Street food from Keo St will be available, and Christmas music will be played by the Phil Jackson Rock n Roll Band.

Don’t forget…The Giant Woodbridge Christmas Fair is back on Sunday 1st December. Expect more than 120 stalls selling various gifts perfect for Christmas, along with carol singers and bands. Plus shops in the town will also be open on the day. The fair will be on between 10am-4pm.

Also…the annual Christmas window display competition is back for 2019 – for the 19th year! Sponsored by G&K Estates, the four categories are: small window, medium window, large window and non-retail window. Judging will take place on 11th December.