Get involved with the Christmas Event
The Christmas Event is held on the first Saturday in December and is hosted by Petworth Town Council. It offers the community of Petworth, along with the local businesses, the opportunity to promote the uniqueness of our wonderful Town to the many residents and visitors alike. The working group consists of representatives from the Town Council, residents, the Community Association and businesses.
A team of volunteers put up the lights, which are provided by the Town Council, with the power supplied by businesses and residents. The two Christmas trees are donated by the Leconfield estate and decorated by the council..
On the day itself the Market Square and Leconfield Hall are filled with stalls which extend up Lombard Street, the High Street and Golden Square. All day entertainment consists of singers, local choirs from schools and choral societies, the Town band, Father Christmas, Lantern Parade, Buskers and a Magician. The shops stay open until 8 pm and there is also a shop window competition and live window displays throughout the day.
The switch on of the tree lights is at 6:30 pm with community Carol singing lead by the local Churches. It is an ideal opportunity to do your Christmas shopping and a great start to your Christmas festivities.