Christmas Market and Light Trail Sparks the Beginning of the Festive Season

Town Centre inSwindon will take on a special kind of magic this Christmas offering locals and visitors an experience that will make wonderful memories to cherish for years.

Between 17th – 20th November, the Town Centre will be transformed into the perfect yuletide celebration including a traditional Cotswold’s Christmas Market by the Crossroads, a magical Light Trail, Santa’s Grotto, Stiltwalkers, and singing around a 43ft twinkling Christmas tree.

The Christmas Light Trail with wonderful illuminations and light projections will take you on a spectacular journey all around the Town Centre with characters and displays along the way, plus a handy trail map that’s given out on the day or can be found online.

Parents and children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his elves in Santa’s Grotto in the Community Hub and given a gift and photo opportunity. Details of the free Grotto’s opening hours and booking system will be available nearer the time on our website and social media pages.

This enchanting day out creates the perfect atmosphere combining beautifully decorated stalls with handcrafted gifts, tasty food and drink accompanied by live music with choirs merrily singing carols around the Christmas Tree in The Parade, to raise money for local charities.

inSwindon BID Executive Director, Anita Bellinger, says, “For four magical days, you can visit our traditional Cotswold Christmas fair, with local crafts and decorations, artisan food and tasty treats, in the festive setting of the Town Centre in Swindon. There will a delightful Santa’s Grotto, singing by our 43ft Christmas Tree and a captivating and accessible light trail for every age to enjoy. This free event will bring a healthy dose of Christmas cheer and start the seasonal festivities in the Town Centre.”

Cotswold Christmas Market Operator, David Joynes, says, “We’re so excited to be bringing the Christmas Market to Swindon Town Centre. We have been delivering Christmas Markets for over 40 years now, and this year more than ever everyone is ready for a quality Christmas experience. Stalls are going fast so contact trade@cotswoldmarkets.com to book a place.”

So don’t miss the chance to soak up the festive spirit and share a wonderful day out with family, friends and colleagues.

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