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Wincanton's Christmas 2021 lantern parade was the biggest ever

Thu 16 Dec 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's Christmas 2021 lantern parade was the biggest ever

Wincanton's Market Place Christmas tree lights were switched on at the ceremony on Saturday, 4th December 2021, which immediately followed the Town's biggest lantern parade since the event was introduced six years ago.

It's the Christmas lantern parade and tree lights ceremony this Saturday

Thu 2 Dec 2021
By Dave Smith
It's the Christmas lantern parade and tree lights ceremony this Saturday

Wincanton's Market Place Christmas tree lighting and carols ceremony this Saturday will once again be preceded by a lantern parade, this year given a huge boost by Bootmakers Workshop. Come and see the illuminated spectacle marching down the High Street!

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2018 is just around the corner

Tue 27 Nov 2018
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2018 is just around the corner

This year’s Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 1st December between 1pm and 6:30pm. Extravaganza veterans will notice some changes this year, so you’ll need to be on your toes.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 2nd December

Fri 1 Dec 2017
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 2nd December

It’s that time of year again, and the Christmas spirit is ramping up. Wincanton’s Christmas Extravaganza gets the season formally underway on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd December - a change from the usual Friday night.

A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Tue 7 Nov 2017
By John Smith
A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Ansford Academy is holding a Christmas fayre and raffle next week, to raise money to purchase 3D printers and other mobile devices that will help the school to prepare students for today’s technology-rich world.

Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Mon 14 Nov 2016
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Wincanton's 2016 Christmas Lantern Parade will be on Saturday 19th November, despite this year's Extravaganza having been cancelled. The parade will coincide with the Town Council’s annual ceremony to switch on the town Christmas tree lights. There'll also be a lantern competition!

This Year's Over-70s Christmas Lunch Will Be On Sunday 4th December

Sat 15 Oct 2016
By John Smith
This Year's Over-70s Christmas Lunch Will Be On Sunday 4th December

Former town Mayor Colin Winder and Wincanton Town Council are now preparing for the annual Over-70’s Christmas Lunch. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 4th December in the Memorial Hall.

Wincanton Seniors Christmas Lunch

Mon 14 Dec 2015
By John Baxter
Wincanton Seniors Christmas Lunch

Sunday 6th December saw around eighty Wincanton senior citizens enjoying a traditional Christmas dinner and a concert by the Pilgrim Singers in the Memorial Hall, Wincanton.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza Pulls the Crowds Again

Tue 8 Dec 2015
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza Pulls the Crowds Again

This year’s well attended Christmas Extravaganza featured many of the old favourites, including Santa’s Grotto, carols around the Christmas tree and jazz music in The Dolphin’s courtyard, as well as some new events, such as a lantern parade.

It’s coming... UPDATED

Fri 27 Nov 2015
By Penny Ashton
It’s coming... <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

The shops are decorated and full of Christmas stock; choirs up and down the land are practicing their music. We can safely say that Christmas is coming soon, and so is the Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza.

Family Christmas Quiz Fundraiser for Westhill Nursery

Sat 21 Nov 2015
By Rachel Feltham
Family Christmas Quiz Fundraiser for Westhill Nursery

Join Christmas fun at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 28th November for the Family Christmas Quiz Fundraiser held by Westhill Nursery. Everybody is welcome! Help us raise money towards a new climbing frame and outdoor play equipment for the Nursery.

Switching On the Christmas Tree Lights

Thu 12 Nov 2015
By Howard Ellard
Switching On the Christmas Tree Lights

This Saturday, 14th, at 6:30pm the lights on the Christmas tree at Market Place will be switched on as part of a ceremony lead by Mayor Colin Winder. There will hopefully also be some carol singing around the tree.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2014 GALLERY

Tue 6 Jan 2015
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2014 <small style='color: blue;'>GALLERY</small>

After all the preparations for the 2014 Extravaganza, the event arrived and was over in three short hours. But it was a time crammed full of fun and celebration, enjoyed by a large buzzing crowd throughout the evening.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2014 – Friday 5th December

Sat 29 Nov 2014
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2014 – Friday 5th December

The 2014 Wincanton Christmas extravaganza will take place on Friday 5th of December 2014, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Be sure to visit this well established annual event for an evening full of shopping, entertainment and fun for all the family.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2013 – Another Great Success

Mon 16 Dec 2013
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2013 – Another Great Success

As in previous years, many people turned out on Friday 6th December to enjoy Wincanton's annual Christmas Extravaganza, with entertainment, late night shopping and carols around the Market Square Christmas tree. View our photo gallery.

Christmas Extravaganza 2013 – Get it in Your Diary!

Sat 16 Nov 2013
By John Smith
Christmas Extravaganza 2013 – Get it in Your Diary!

Less than a month to go until this year's Christmas Extravaganza on Friday 6th December. Preparations are now well under way so make sure you put this event in your diary.

Photos of Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2012 UPDATED

Wed 26 Dec 2012
By Dave Smith
Photos of Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2012 <small style='color: red;'>UPDATED</small>

Photos and write up of 2012's Christmas Extravaganza, an amazing night with a mix of shopping, carols, music and dance. Add your own photos to the gallery by sending them to the Editor.

The Big Night! Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza - Friday 7th December

Wed 5 Dec 2012
By John Smith
The Big Night! Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza - Friday 7th December

All the hard work and planning culminates in an evening of fun and shopping this Friday evening, 7th December. Read on for a run-down of the evening and a link to the 'What’s On' leaflet!

It's on! Christmas Extravaganza, Friday 7th December 2012

Tue 30 Oct 2012
By John Smith
It's on! Christmas Extravaganza, Friday 7th December 2012

Wincanton Businesses Together is delighted to announce that the 2012 Extravaganza will take place on Friday 7th December. Preparations are well underway and all things being well it will be another great event.

Wincanton's Best Extravaganza! See the Pictures, Read All About It - NEW VIDEO

Thu 8 Dec 2011
By John Baxter, Suzy Turner-Wilkinson
Wincanton's Best Extravaganza! See the Pictures, Read All About It - <small style='color: red;'>NEW VIDEO</small>

The biggest crowds yet turned up to sing carols around the Christmas tree, visit the shops and the street market, meet friends and enjoy the hospitality offered. Enjoy this photographic gallery and write up of the event.

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