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Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

When? 01 December 2019
Where? Sherborne

  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day
  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day
  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day
  • Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

The historic town of Sherborne will once again light up for Christmas with a free-entry ‘Love a Local Christmas’ Festive Shopping Day on Sunday 1st December from 10am–4pm.

Organised by volunteers from Sherborne Chamber of Trade & Commerce, the event offers a great family day out, while raising awareness for many local charities.

Sherborne’s Festive Shopping Day is always well supported as the town puts on a whole host of different musical, fun and entertaining activities. The main shopping area of Cheap Street is closed to traffic allowing for street performers, choirs, bands, orchestras, carollers, dancers and more. The Abbey Church welcomes visitors to join in its joyful Shoppers’ Carol Services, held at 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm, and to wonder at its magnificent ceiling-high Christmas tree and traditional crib scene. The Cheap Street Church stages its ever-popular Christmas Tree Festival too, featuring dozens of twinkling trees, all delightfully and individually decorated.

Santa will be taking up residence in his Grotto when every little person receives a gift from him (in return for a small entry fee of £2). Visitors will be able to browse Sherborne’s wonderful shops, all offering great ideas for Christmas gifts, treats, pampering and entertaining as well as countless places to enjoy something to eat or drink in the many coffee shops, restaurants and pubs the town has to offer. There’s the award-winning Christmas display at Castle Gardens too, just five minutes drive from the town centre.

The highlight of the event will be a festive and fun parade along Cheap Street, which everyone is invited to join, led by colourful musicians and dancers, leading everyone to the Conduit Christmas tree around 4pm, where choirs will sing and hundreds of lights will be illuminated. The day ends just in time for visitors to join Sherborne Abbey’s annual family-friendly Advent Carol Service at 5pm, which is always a very special occasion.

Follow all the news of what’s happening on twitter at @sherbornecot where Sherborne invites you to ‘Love a Local Christmas’ this year.

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