Aylesbury town centre’s hugely popular Santa’s Parade is back this year, taking place on Sunday 27 November. Last year’s spectacular parade reached record numbers with over 250 people involved. The festive parade welcomes local dance groups, professional entertainers, bands, local businesses and organisations to escort Santa to Friars Square Shopping Centre once again.
The parade gathers from 10am and will make a start from 10.45am at Upper High Street. Travelling through Market Square and onto the Friars Square Shopping Centre, the town centre will be awash with festive cheer. The parade finishes by 11.30am, but the fun will not stop there! There will be fun activities throughout the town until 3pm, including go-karts, a small fun fair, a bouncy castle and free donkey rides.
The Town Centre Team are now calling for local businesses and non-profit groups to join the parade. Participants may bring along balloons or goodies to hand out and all attendees must be dressed in Christmas fancy dress. Do remember though, there can only be one Santa at the parade – so please no Santa costumes. If you’re a non-profit organisation it’s free to join and if you would like to perform a dance show, hand out tasters, or have space for an activity stall you would be very welcome. To get involved please contact the Aylesbury Town Centre Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first time this year, the Town Centre are also pleased to announce that following the parade, in the afternoon, will be Aylesbury’s Santa Dash. The Christmas family fun run will be taking place in Kingsbury in Aylesbury, where over 250 Santa’s are expected to run the streets to help raise money for Florence Nightingale Hospice. Registration opens at 11.30am with the race starting at 13.15pm – you’ll even be provided with a free Santa suit! For more information on the Santa Dash go to: www.deaduniversecomics.com/santadash
Aylesbury Town Centre Manager Diana Fawcett said: “We’re very excited to be combining our Santa Parade with the Santa Dash this year, forming one fabulous festive day out! We hope lots of our residents will join the fun run and encourage all local businesses and organisations to get in touch and take part in the parade.”
For more details about the Town Partnership Events over the Christmas period, please visit www.visitaylesbury.co.uk