Wells Christmas Tide Festival 2017

This years Chistmas Tide Festival will be held on the 2nd December 2017. We have decided to cram all the entertainment into one day. This year all the fun and frolics will be focused onto Staithe Streetand the Quayside and we want Wells traders to sprinkle the town’s main shopping thoroughfare with festive stardust.

Businesses are being urged to set up stalls outside their shops and 'light up' the town by decorating their windows and buildings with sparkling illuminations.

Traders from outside the town are also being invited to set up stalls in the Health Centre car park and on Staithe Street car park (subject to the works at The Maltings). If you would like to book a pitch please contact Mel Catton at Mr C’s or email mel@wellschristmastidefestival.co.uk

The festival fun starts at 10am on Saturday when a host of street entertainment events begin all over the town. We will be having music, entertainers and street buskers.

Things will start to get really festive at 5pm with the traditional turning on of the town’s Christmas Lights by BBC Look East husband and wife presenters David Whiteley and Amelia Reynolds.
This will be followed by the traditional lantern parade down Staithe Street to The Quay where the crowds will assemble in readiness for Santa’s arrival by boat, the opening of his grotto and a fantastic fireworks display.

We have applied to close Staithe Street from 10am until 7pm and the Quay will be closed from 4pm to 8pm to facilitate Santa’s arrival from the cold, windswept north.

A number of fundraising events will also be taking place in the run-up to December, including a supper at The Crown Hotel and French’s Fish Shop.

For further details of events 'like' www.facebook.com/xmastide on Facebook, follow @WellsXmasTide on Twitter and keep an eye on The Quay and the local press.