Sherborne will once again light up with a free Festive Shopping Day, including entertainers, a street market and a parade to the lighting of the Christmas tree
Sherborne will once again light up for Christmas with a free-entry Festive Shopping Day on Sunday 3rd December 2023 from 10am until 4pm.
The day will include:
· Church services in The Abbey
· Festive shops and stalls
· Street entertainers
· Sherborne Town Band
· Other music and choirs.
· Santa’s Grotto
· Children’s competition
· Dorset’s Farmers Market
· Christmas tree festival
· Parade and lighting of the tree at 4pm
Organised by volunteers from Sherborne’s Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the event offers a great family day out.
With stalls lining Cheap Street, Abbey Road, Half Moon Street and Digby Road, visitors can take the opportunity to browse more than 80 street market stalls of local makers, producers and traders, as well visiting the range of independent shops for which Sherborne is known. All of them will of course be offering some great ideas for Christmas gifts, treats and Christmas essentials, as well as countless places to enjoy something to eat or drink in the coffee shops, restaurants and pubs the town has to offer.
Cheap Street Church will have its traditional Christmas Tree display, with local groups and organisations each decorating a tree – it’s always worth popping in to see. And don’t forget to make a trip to see the award-winning Christmas display at Castle Gardens too (just five minutes drive from the town centre)
There will be free parking in the following car parks: Acreman Street, Coldharbour, Culverhayes (short stay and long stay), Culverhayes (commercial), Newland North, Old Market Yard and The Digby Hall.