Although the traditional Christmas Extravaganza won’t be run this year the Chamber Elves have been working hard to ensure that Christmas cheer is still plentiful. Elf Jane Griffin liaised with the High Street traders, to encourage them to stay open till 7:30pm.

Jane says, “You’ll be amazed at what you can buy in Wincanton! Support your local traders; Come into town and see how much you can source locally for Christmas. There will be Special offers on the night, lucky dips, and kid’s competitions. Look out for the maps to see who’s open and what’s on offer. There’s bound to be mince pies & mulled wine too.”

So far the following businesses have committed to stay open for late shopping till 7:30pm

‘Alex Appleton Jewellers, Amour Lingerie, Be Beautiful Holistic Healing, Chavela Moira Hair, Clementina, Discworld Emporium, Divine Wines, Headquarters Hair Salon, Lovington’s Bakery, Papertrees, Preview, Ram Sports, Redfearn’s, Sarah Gibson Optometrist, Sibthorpe Ironmonger, St Margaret’s Hospice, Studio H Photography, The Small Cake Shop, The Wardrobe, Totally Floored, Wild Cardz, Wincanton Sew and Sew, Wincanton Wholefoods, Babes To Teens and Jacquelines’.

In addition to the many shops staying open you can also enjoy the Wincanton Youth Theatre who will be performing at Market Place. You can enjoy great crepes courtesy of Safia and Ian.

Christmas 2015 saw the first Christmas light projections by local artist Zac Greening. The displays at various places in town drew many positive comments. The good news is that he is back. I wonder what he has planned for this year. Make sure you are there to see the displays switched on during the evening.

Important Safety Note. Unlike the normal Christmas Extravaganza, it is important to remember that there will be ‘no road closures’ in effect. So, as you wander around town please ensure you and your families keep to the pavement walkways. Traffic will be driving through town in both directions.

We hope that you will all come out to the High Street on Friday evening and see for yourself how your High Street traders can help you to have a great Christmas.


The next Wincanton Chamber meeting is tomorrow 28th September at Redfearns in South Street. The meeting starts at 6pm with the normal business agenda through till 6:45pm.

Our guest speaker Dale Edwards the new CEO for The Somerset Chamber of Commerce will then speak and share how the Somerset Chamber works, and how it can help us here in the Wincanton area. This part of the evening will finish with an opportunity for questions and answers, concluding around 7:30pm.

That’s when the real work starts. We move into a period of networking whilst enjoying a finger buffet and drinks.

There is no charge for this event, but we also need to know that you are coming to be able to provide enough food. Please confirm your attendance  at Don’t forget to bring your business cards with you.

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