Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas puts on their "best ever" event so far

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Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas puts on their "best ever" event so far

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas attracted thousands of people to the town on Saturday, kicking off the start of the festive season in the best way.

Stalls lined the whole of the town square and up Fore Street bringing local businesses into the street for people to savour some of the wares and this attracted lots of people to the town and to see the best of Kingsbridge had to offer. 

The ice rink on the Town Square

New for 2021 was the ice rink on the Quay, which brought a real touch of Christmas magic to the day, with everyone really enjoying themselves. 

It wasn’t just the stalls to keep people entertained either, there was a Festive Children's Crafts in Kingsbridge Library, and exhibition all day in the Market Hall, halfway up Fore Street, the Little Train was running all event long and then at the end of the day the Children Entertainment kicked off on the Town Square from 4pm, culminating in the stunning Christmas Lights switch on at 4.30pm. 

The weather was sporadic but ultimately good most of the day 

People commented on our social media to show how much they enjoyed the event, with Paul Nene Tarr saying: “This was a fabulous turn out, well done Kingsbridge ❤️”, while Helen Masters said: “Really enjoyed it, thank you Kingsbridge 💕” and Julie Blake called it “a lovely couple of hours”. 

The only thing that dampened the crowds’ spirit slightly was the occasional burst of rain (leading to this stunning rainbow over the main street) but even that lasted for as short a time as possible before giving way to the crisp sunshine again. 

The Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas organising committee: L-R: Ian Feetenby, Tina Wyeth, Anna Ventura, Samantha Dennis and Wayne Grills 

One of the organising committee, Wayne Grills, said: “Against all odds the people of Kingsbridge did us proud and made this year’s event one of our best. Thank you to all our brilliant stall holders for braving the wind and occasional rain. 

“As a committee we are so grateful to all of our sponsors, without them we wouldn’t have been able to provide live music, Santa’s grotto, the ice rink & Crunchy’s disco for free this year. And finally, a personal thank you to my fantastic four fellow committee members - we made it, smiling.”

Two-year-old Arthur made friends with a prop from one of the pet stalls 

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas costs thousands of pounds to put on every year, if you would like to make a donation to the event next year, you can contact the organisers through their Facebook page or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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