Festive cheer returns to Watton streets at Christmas event

Town crier Mike Wabe pictured with entertainer Razz.

Town crier Mike Wabe pictured with entertainer Razz. - Credit: Sue Dent

Crowds flocked to the streets of Watton once again for music, fun fair rides, food and entertainment as its Christmas market returned.

The town also saw the return of its fun run as part of its annual festive event, which took place on Sunday, November 28 this year.

Visitors were treated to around 40 stalls packed with local arts, crafts and gifts, music from the Watton Silver Band and carollers, the Phoenix Pipes and Drums, and to entertainment from street entertainer Razz.

Rev Kyla Sorensen and carollers from St Mary's Church.

Rev Kyla Sorensen and carollers from St Mary's Church. - Credit: Sue Dent

Mayor Jane Fountain said: “I am so pleased that we have been able to hold the festive market again this year.

"It’s such a marvellous opportunity for the whole community to get out and enjoy the day.

"It showcases everything that is so great about our town.”

Sue Dent, events and projects support officer at Watton Town Council, said putting on the festive market is "a real team effort" and thanked the individuals and businesses in the town who support the event on behalf of the council.

Phoenix Pipes and Drums.

Phoenix Pipes and Drums. - Credit: Sue Dent

Watton Silver Band

Watton Silver Band. - Credit: Sue Dent

Scenes from Watton's festive market.

Scenes from Watton's festive market. - Credit: Sue Dent

Fun run, first lady home Ine Minelgate.

Fun run, first lady home Ine Minelgate. - Credit: Sue Dent

Fun run first man home winner Michal Wegrzyn (left) with last year's winner Neil Messenger.

Fun run men winner, Michal Wegrzyn (left) with last year's winner Neil Messenger. - Credit: Sue Dent

Christmas lights in Watton.

Christmas lights in Watton. - Credit: Sue Dent


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