It would be hard to find anyone who is really positive about 2020 being a good year!
The Town Council has had to cancel all its events this year including the much loved Christmas Lights Switch On. However, as can be seen the lights are all in place and Aylsham looks as lovely as ever. The Town Council would like to thank all those involved with the placing of the lights – they do an excellent job every year but this year has been more complicated than usual!
As stated there was no Christmas Lights Switch On but the Town Council are looking at other events – that are both covid safe and we hope will bring a smile to residents faces. The events on offer are:
- Christmas Open Gardens
- 12 Days of Christmas Trail
- Santa’s Warehouse – Aylsham Branch
- Window Wanderland
Christmas Open Gardens – similar to the summer open gardens but for those with tinsel fingers rather than green fingers! Many people decorate the outside of their house anyway so this is not asking anything new. All we ask is that you e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you address to a downloadable map.
12 Days of Christmas Trail – Visit shops and businesses looking for the 12 Days of Christmas symbols and enter the free competition to have the opportunity to win both a child and adults hamper. Shops will display a poster regarding the trail and you need to complete the entry form as to which shop has which day. This will be held over 12 days starting from December 4th – December 15th when hopefully the shops will have re-opened so you can pop in if you see anything you like!
Santa’s Warehouse – Aylsham Branch – This year Santa also needs to practice Social Distancing so the usual Santa’s Grotto will not be available in Eclipse Hair Studio. However, he will be leaving some gifts at the Town Hall which will be free to children Under 7 years old. (there maybe something for older siblings accompanying their brothers or sisters). The warehouse will be open on Monday December 21st and Tuesday December 22nd from 10am – noon.
Window Wanderland – details of the Aylsham event
This will be held Friday December 11th – Monday December 14th. A trail of decorated windows back lit from the room. They can be really simple for those who are not very artistic to something quite fancy. Please see some examples below