Keynsham Winter Festival 2019 logo

A view of Market Walk and the High Street full of rides and people on Winter Festival Night

Our Winter Festival will be on Friday 29th November this year. It is a key date in the town’s calendar and one of Keynsham's most loved events. The theme for 2019 is a 'Greatest Showman' circus, with lots of new and exciting activities planned and circus displays throughout the evening. As usual our local theatre groups, bands and choirs will enchancing the atmosphere, with performances in the Space, Library, Baptist Church, Methodist Church, St John's Church and our mobile stage which will be situated in Charlton Road. The evening will kick off with our procession and Christmas Light Switch on, and this year we will have more stalls than ever before so will be plenty to eat and drink, shop and play.


Programme - What's On

Keynsham Light Orchestra on stage at the 2018 Winter Festival

Santa will be joined by the winner of our colouring competition on the procession up the high street and for the official Christmas Light Switch-On. As usual there will be lots of great theatrical and musical performances to get you into the Christmas spirit. This year the main stage will be in Charlton Road where we'll have a night of performances including from the fantastic Keynsham Light Opera Group. There will also be a full programme of performances in the Space, the Metodist Church, St. John's Church, the Baptist Church and some fantastic circus performers will be roaming the streets.

Full programme coming soon

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Our Stalls - Shopping, Food & Drink

A stall with two urns and a chalkboard saying 'Mulled Wine £4.50

The festival sees Keynsham High Street and the Fear Hall completely taken over by market stalls, and this year there will be more than ever. There are artisan arts and crafts, charity stalls and some very delicious food and drink. It’s a perfect place to pick up some Christmas gifts and if you like mulled wine and tombolas (and who doesn’t?), then a good time is absolutely guaranteed.

High Street

Keynsham Lions
Santa's sleigh
The Wicked Chilli
Chilli sauces and chilli products
FGB Keynsham
Crib display & free Christian literature
Cancer Research
Children's toys, sweets & games
Chef Wu
Chinese food
Castle Primary School
Games, homemade cakes & sweets
Chris Noonan
Keyrings, necklaces & accessories
PDSA
Clothes, household items, toys & gifts
Steven Norman
Children's pocket money toys
Keynsham Mencap
Tombola & cake sale
Keynsham Wombles
Litter picking & conservation information
Keynsham Rotary Club
Hot roasted chestnuts
Aldora Creations
Handmade bags & purses
E. Henderson
Light-up toys
Conscience Foods & Lifestyle
Health food & drink
Somerset Cheese
Cheese & flavoured pork scratchings
The Fudge Cottage
Handmade fudge and confectionary
Back-2-Front
Mulled wine
The Foodie/Coffee Bug
Festive naan bread wraps
Hot 'n' Saucy Meat Co.
Festive boar and venison baps
Falcon's Paella
Meat and vegetarian Spanish food
Zoe Edwards
Hot dogs, burgers, donuts & sweets
The Mulled Wine & Chestnut Co.
Mulled wine & roasted chestnuts
Slimming World
FREE healthy food prize draw
Tom Smith
Children's Teddy Bears

Fear Hall

Bristol Woodturning
Woodturnings & woodcraft
Sarah McDonnell
Pandora charms & paintings
Guide Dogs
Tombola & guide dog merchandise
Nempnett Cider Company
Cider, perry & juice
Goats of the Gorge
Goats milk skin products & soaps
TimeOut Youth Service
Ring toss & make your own juggling balls
Better
Promotion of local leisure activities
Chandag Junior Scool PTA
Games, cakes & sweets
Veronica Nichols
Handmade Jewellery, Gifts & Scarves
Phoenix - Keynsham Youth Theatre
Mulled Wine & Refreshments
Great Western Air Ambulance
Hand knitted baby clothes & toys
Somerdale Shed
Hand made crafts
Linda Horner
Bath products & gift items

Have a stall at the festival

The Keynsham Winter Festival is a great opportunity for traders and community groups to sell their wares, festive treats or simply connect with the Keynsham community. Stalls are available for as little as £5 and the event can attract as many as 10,000 people from Keynsham and beyond.

Book your stall now

For more information about stall opportunities at the Keynsham Winter Festival please email reception@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or call 01225 395951.

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Children's Lantern Workshops

Two lanterns in the procession at the 2018 Keynsham Winter Festival

On Saturday 23rd November we are running two workshops for children to make lanterns that they can carry in the Christmas Light Switch-on procession.

The sessions will be run by professional artist, Chrissie Weltike, who has lots of experience of craft making with children including her extremely popular workshops at the Holbourne Museum in Bath.

What's included: Two hour workshop, all materials and children can take their Circus Themed Balloon Lantern to keep (lanterns will be stored by the Town Council until the Festival, and children will be allowed to take theirs away at the end of the procession).
Cost: £2.50
Venue: The Key Centre, Charlton Road, Keynsham
When: Saturday 23rd November 10am or 1.30pm

Places limited to 12 children per workshop, first come first serve. Children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 2 children per adult).

To book a place email: reception@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or call 01225 395951

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Dressed Window Competition

Polkadot's dressed Christmas Window

Decorate your shop window for a chance to win a bottle of Champagne, Chocolates and our coveted Window Competition Shield.

To take part in this year’s competition, please have your ‘Greatest Showman’ circus themed, window display ready by Friday 29th November. Judging will take place from 4.00pm. You do not need to fill in an application form - any dressed window will automatically be entered.

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Our Sponsors

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Sponsorship - Advertise your business and help support the Keynsham Winter Festival

The Christmas light switch on and Winter Festival will be taking place on Friday 29th November 2019. It's a key date in the town’s calendar and one of Keynsham's most loved events.

We expect the event to attract as many as 10,000 local people and visitors and our programme booklet, handed out throughout the evening and at the last farmers' market before the event, provides a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to reach potential clients and be associated with a festival which is so popular within the local community and beyond.

There are advertising opportunities for every budget in the festival programme and all the money received goes towards the cost of the event.

Book your advertising space now

To find out more and book your advertising space please email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

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