Winter Festival 2024

We are thrilled to invite you to the Annual Winter Festival, taking place on November 29th and 30th, 2024. Celebrate the season with us in a magical winter wonderland filled with festive activities, local traders, live entertainment, and much more! Mark your calendars and bring your family and friends for a weekend of festive cheer and community spirit.


Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November 2024


Come and join us for a fabulous, festive evening. The people of Ellesmere open their shops for the evening and the streets are full of people enjoying the entertainment.

Below is an approximate list of timings for the Festival. More up-to-date details will be released nearer the time.

A great evening for all.

4:00pm    Christmas Market and Santas Grotto kick off the event in the Market Hall, Scotland Street.

5.30pm    Santa leaves to feed his reindeer.

5.45pm    The Roads are closed in the centre of town in preparation for the evenings events.

Carols begin around the Tree in the town centre, followed by the blessing and lighting of the Tree of Light.

6:30 pm   Santa returns to town on a narrowboat, arriving at The Wharf.

6:45pm    Santa joins the Fizztastical Fizzgigs Lantern Parade and Street Band which meanders its way from The Wharf, through the town and onto the Market Hall where Santa returns to his Grotto to meet more children.

This is a great Late Night Shopping event with selected shops saying ‘thank you’ to their customers with food and drink treats.

Prior to the event, Fizzgigs will once again hold their LANTERN WORKSHOPS at the Town Hall.

Further details, including stall bookings, can be found on the Winter Festival Facebook Page or to book a stall visit