19 August 2022

Christmas festivities return to Wilton

The Lighting of the Wilton Christmas Treet event will return to the town on Friday 3rd December 2021.

After the event was unable to go ahead in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilton Town Council say they are delighted to announce the return of the popular event.

The free family event will take place in Wilton Market Square and, this year will feature a large marquee for entertainment. While there will be no craft fair this year, there will be more of an emphasis on food and drink with a wide variety of goodies available.

The festivities begin at 4.00pm, when the Square will be open for inexpensive glow toys, stalls, lots of Christmas street food and drinks, mulled wine, coffee and cocktails, teas and mince pies, and Kester the Jester will be wandering around doing balloons and juggling shows.

The music begins at 5.00pm with live music from Laura Twomey-Hunt, the Salisbury Pluckers Ukulele Band, and the Wilton Wailers community choir.

Father Christmas will also make an appearance on his sleigh. The Square will be closed to traffic from 11.00am – 9.00pm.

Wilton’s unique Christmas Tree, the tallest living Christmas Tree in Europe at 20 metres (66 feet), will be lit at 6.30pm with a countdown by the Mayor of Wilton, Cllr Phil Matthews.

When the lights go on, Wilton Christian Fellowship will present another unique event, the outdoor Nativity, and Community Carols which will be performed by Wilton children. Carol singing will be accompanied by the Wilton Royal British Legion Band. Sarum Morris will then perform their Winter Dances and Mummers Play.

Wilton Town Council invites everyone to join them to celebrate the coming of Christmas.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty