Christmas Festival

Start time:

November 24, 2023 5:00 PM

End time:

November 24, 2023 9:00 PM

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Henley's Christmas is looking to be bigger and better than ever.

The town centre will be closed to traffic and filled with stalls and rides to entertain the whole family.

At 7pm Christmas Tree Lights will be turned on by The Mayor and a VIP Celebrity guest alongside the Christmas Card design winner, Kenton Theatre Pantomime characters and Christmas sponsors. Followed by carol singing and Christmas Tunes with Woodley Concert Band.

There will be a Santa's Grotto at the King's Arm Barn from 4.30pm. Free entry - please join the queue. Last queue entry at 7.30pm. Starbucks will be supplying nibbles and hot drinks whilst you wait and the amazing Party Planners will be decorating the Grotto. Father Christmas looks forward to finding out what is on your wish list. The elves will be accepting donations - money will be going to The Chiltern Centre and the Mayor's Charities.

There will be live music on the stage in market place from 5pm with the following performance times:

5pm Henley Children’s Theatre

5.15pm Diva’s & Dudes

5.30pm Henley Youth Choir

5.45pm Stagecoach Henley

6.00pm Blue Mic Choir

6.15pm Soprano – Charis Anne Luke

6.40pm Kenton Panto Cast

7pm Lights Switch On with Celebrity Christopher Biggins  + Mayor’s Speech

7.10pm Christmas Carols from the Woodley Concert

730pm Saxcellerate

8pm 8 Ray Music

In addition, a choir from Reading Operatic Society will be performing at 6.30pm on Duke Street and 7.30pm on Bell Street and watch out for Mrs Claus and her elf side-kick roaming about on stilts.