Start date and time: Saturday 19 November 1:00 PM
End date and time: Saturday 19 November 6:00 PM
Location: Aldershot town centre
The magical festive season began on Saturday 19 November at the Aldershot Christmas Cracker.
The event had over 30 craft, food, community stalls and fun fair rides around the town centre.
The festive fun included a nativity farm and donkeys, Juggling Jake, Lego brick building, free children’s Christmas crafts, face painting, brass bands and a full line-up of live entertainment across three stages.
Children could also meet Father Christmas in his grotto and bounce around in the giant snow globe for free. Over 100 performers from local bands, choir and dance schools performed on the main stage.
The highlight of the whole event was the countdown to the Christmas lights switch-on, which took place in Princes Gardens. It included a short firework display and a giant snow machine!
We organised this event with the help of Aldershot Community Together, a group of residents and volunteers who work with the council on projects for the town.