Hundreds visit Santa and his reindeer at Wisbech Christmas Fayre

PUBLISHED: 11:45 16 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:45 16 December 2016

Wisbech Christmas Market.

Wisbech Christmas Market.


Hundreds of people lined the streets of Wisbech yesterday as the town held its “best” Christmas fayre yet.

Children’s rides and an ice skating rink in Market Place, family crafts and performances from Whittlesey Wind Ensemble in the library and a steam train at Market Street helped entertain throughout the day.

Santa and his sleigh were also on hand at the Horsefair Shopping Centre, accompanied by live singing from the Two Dollys.

Wisbech Christmas Market.Wisbech Christmas Market.

Once again proving popular were reindeer and birds of prey who greeted visitors to The Crescent.

There were also activates in Wisbech castle, the Rose and Crown Pub and Wisbech Museum whilst music came from Orchards Primary Choir, Thomas Clarkson Academy band, Holly Orridge, Wisbech Salvation Army and Wisbech Rock Choir.

Wisbech Christmas Market.Wisbech Christmas Market.

A spokesman for Fenland District Council, who organised the fayre with Wisbech Town Council, said: “We were really pleased with how it all went – it was a great finale to this year’s Four Seasons events.

“For once, the weather was really kind to us and the town was busy all day.

Wisbech Christmas Market.Wisbech Christmas Market.

“We had a record number of pitches and all the entertainment and attractions seemed to go down very well. The steam train, a new feature this year, proved particularly popular.

“This is very much a joint community event, so we’d like to thank the town council and all the other organisations and volunteers involved for the fantastic work they do in making it happen.”

Wisbech Christmas Market.Wisbech Christmas Market.

One person said on social media: “What a great Christmas Fayre. I have been in previous years but this year I was very impressed with the amount of things going on. “My daughter loved feeding the reindeer carrots and riding the small train. It was so nice to see so many stalls around the Cressent.

“This was an enjoyable experience with many parts of town being used… best Christmas Fayre yet.”

Another person said: “Best Christmas market Wisbech has had. Lots of different stalls and entertainment to suit everyone. Well done Wisbech.”

A third person added: “It was a really nice family event with activities for children, plenty of food choices and the entertainment was good… and I got to stroke a reindeer and eat chestnuts.”

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