Christmas Festival: 28th November 2019

Local Craft & Produce  

Post cards and bags

 

Christmas Festival: 28th November 2019

Local Craft & Produce

Wonderful themes on popular ideas 

 

Christmas Festival: 28th November 2019

Local Craft & Produce

The French connection  

 

Christmas Festival: 28th November 2019

Local Craft & Produce

Local Music 

 

Montgomery’s Christmas Festival committee, who are all volunteers, have been raising funds and organising the towns festivities for over 25 years.
Originally this was simply for the provision of Christmas lights in Broad street but has now evolved into a much bigger event with our lights switch-on, Santa’s parade and grotto, artisan food & craft market, street food and live music.

 

The committee’s work starts months in advance of the lights being put up in November with coffee mornings and other fund raising activities throughout the year. There’s also a huge amount of behind the scenes organisation to make sure the festivities run smoothly on the day.

 

In 2019 in a collaboration with Montgomery Energy Group, a number of the lights were powered by electricity generated using a waterwheel running at Whitegates pool in the week running up to the switch-on which was then stored in batteries until needed and the intention is to use this method going forwards.

 

Christmas Festival 2021

2020’s festival was cancelled due to Covid-19 but watch this space where we will be announcing our plans for the Christmas Festival 2021, fingers crossed for a better outlook than 2020 had turned out!

Santa’s Parade & Grotto

Following the lights switch-on Santa parades through Broad Street down to the his grotto in the Town Hall where presents are handed out to the children.

 

 

Christmas Lights

A week or two before festival day the lights are put up on the Town Hall and trees on Broad Street. Members of the committee provide refreshments for the hard working team of volunteers.

 

Coffee morning /other fundraising

A number of fund raising activities are carried out during the year, from coffee mornings to the Halloween party organised by Mini-Montys. These funds, and the hard work of all those involved are vital for the success of this event.

Market & street Food

The market stalls offer an array of gifts from local artisans from decorations and cards, glassware, wreaths, clothes and much more. And there’s plenty of food and drink to be enjoyed with local beer, gin, nulled cider and wine alongside, cheeses, mince pies, cakes to take-away alongside street food to keep you going.