Haverhill Family Christmas Night

Written by MiriamSpall on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 19:41

Haverhill Town Council has announced its plans for the Family Christmas Weekend; this year to be held on Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December.  The main events include late night shopping and charity stalls, the Christmas lights switch-on, a world market, a grand firework display on the Recreation Ground and an ice rink.

Town Mayor David Roach said

‘We hope that the weekend will bring many people into the town centre to enjoy the attractions - and to visit the retailers too.

Following the 2015 event, Haverhill Town Council conducted some research about what people felt about Family Christmas Night. We found out that the biggest attraction is the fireworks display and the town council will once again organise this fantastic spectacle on the Recreation Ground.

Almost 80% of people asked said that a continental style market would enhance the evening and so we are working with St Edmundsbury Borough council to run a market in Queen Street.’

Cllr Peter Stevens, Cabinet Member for Operations at St Edmundsbury Borough Council said

‘We can’t wait to join in the celebrations in Haverhill. Our World Market will be open until 8pm as part of the late night shopping evening on 2 December and it will also feature alongside our street market from 9.00am to 5.00pm the next day. There will be a range of hot and cold food to enjoy as well as a chance to buy some gifts and crafts ready for Christmas – it really should be a great event for all the family to enjoy.’

Christmas Weekend Timetable

Friday 2 December

10.00am – 8.00pm           Christmas World Market                                   Queen Street

5.00pm – 8.00pm             Craft and Gift Fair                                            Haverhill Arts Centre

5.30pm – 8.00pm             Late Night Shopping, charity stalls,                    Town centre street entertainment, fairground rides

6.30pm                            Christmas lights switch-on                                 Market Square

8.00pm                            Fireworks                                                         Recreation Ground

Saturday 3 December

9.00am – 5.00pm              Christmas World Market                                Queen Street

9.00am – 4.00pm              Haverhill market with extra craft stalls             High Street

9.30am – 3.30pm              Craft and Gift Fair                                         Haverhill Arts Centre

10.30am – 4.30pm            Ice Rink                                                        Market Square


Run a stall at Late Night Shopping

The Town Council are looking for local organisations to run fund raising stalls on Friday 2nd December in the Town Centre. These have been an integral part of the event since it began more than 20 years ago and this year the Town Council are hoping that a large number of organisations will take the opportunity to support the event.   The fee for non-profit making and charitable organisations is £5.00.

Application forms are available by:

Trade stands will also be considered. Please e-mail Nick Keeble on nick.keeble@haverhill-tc.gov.uk with details of the type of product that you intend to sell.

Town centre road closures

  • Queen Street:  from 4.00pm on Thursday 1 December until 9.00pm on Saturday 4 December
  • High Street: from 1.00pm to 12.00 midnight on Friday 2 December
  • Swan Lane: from 1.00pm to 12.00 midnight on Friday 2 December
  • Camps Road: from 1.00pm to 12.00 midnight on Friday 2 December
  • Peas Hill: from 1.00pm to 12.00 midnight on Friday 2 December
  • Camps Road:  from 7.00pm – 9.00pm on Friday 2 December
  • Chauntry Road: from 7.00pm – 9.00pm on Friday 2 December
  • Mill Road:  from 7.00pm – 9.00pm on Friday 2 December
  • Recreation Road:  from 7.30pm – 9.00pm on Friday 2 December


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