Christmas kicks off with a bang

The local community came together on Saturday 20 November where visitors in their hundreds came out to kick of the festive season in style at the Walton Christmas Fair.

Organised and funded by Walton BID, families were treated to a whole day of Christmas entertainment including a street fair with children’s rides, free face painting and roaming entertainment from ice ball magicians and even a roller-skating Christmas Pudding!


At the north end of High Street, a mini-Christmas market made up of local stallholders offered various hot food treats and artisan giftware, perfect for making a start on that all-important shopping list.

Towards the south end of the High Street, the stage was graced by a number of great acts providing family entertainment throughout the day. Local Primary School Grovelands treated everyone to a set of beautifully sung Christmas tunes, whilst youth street dance school LSS delighted the crowds with a number of brilliantly performed dances. Radio Wey kept the Christmas tunes pumping in between acoustic sets from local artists Tom Dibb and ArchieXNTrick, while families relaxed on benches outside the Walton Village who were serving up warming mulled wine and boozy hot chocolates from their outdoor bar.