1pm: Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day
Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury
Held along Broad Street and High Street, Chipping Sodbury
The streets will be lined with stalls from local charities and organisations and old time amusements, including a Ferris wheel, Helter Skelter and children's rides.
Father Christmas will be there, choirs will sing, bands will play, and a traditional market including a Hog Roast will be held in Broad Street and High Street.
Come along and join us for your late night Christmas shopping with shops open throughout the evening. As usual the streets will be lined with Christmas lights and trees, decorated by local schools and nursery groups... and much, much more for all the family.
Chipping Sodbury Victorian day is returning this year and it's bigger and better!
The Victorian Day has been an annual tradition in Chipping Sodbury for so long we can’t even remember when it started. For many families in the town this free event heralds the start of Christmas.
For anyone who has never attended the event expect Christmas shopping, mulled wine, hot chestnuts, mince pies, festive performances and the grand entrance of Father Christmas on his sleigh travelling along High Street at 6pm. What better way to start the festive season?
Chipping Sodbury is proud to boast that eighty percent of our shops are independent and are a great place to start your Christmas shopping.
The shops will be staying open until 8pm.
The High street will be closed to cars and the street will be filled with market style stalls and delicious food outlets. There will also be a life sized snow globe and fairground rides.
There will be a stage set up on Broad Street where between 1pm and 8pm a variety of local acts will entertaining the crowd.
Other events in town that day include the Chipping Sodbury Nativity Crib Festival in St. John's Mead Church, which is one of the biggest in the world.
The Town Hall will be hosting a fair 10-4pm. Free parking is available in town.
The event itself is self-funding and we have been overwhelmed with the support we have received from our High Street shops and sponsors from the wider business community.
So why not make this one of your festive traditions and join us on December 2nd to start your Christmas off in true Chipping Sodbury style?
Click here to download a .pdf copy of the flyer (pictured right) showing what's available on Victorian Day, the entertainments programme for the afternoon and evening, and where to post your letter to Santa!
While there is limited parking on the High Street, Chipping Sodbury's free car park, Waitrose, Bowling Hill and the Cow Mills and surrounding estates are available for parking.
Unfortunately there is no close disabled parking other than places in the town car park.
Please note that Chipping Sodbury's Broad Street, High Street, Hatters Lane, Wickwar Road and Hounds Road will be closed to all traffic 12-8pm.
The entire event is organised by a team of dedicated volunteers who strive each year to make it more exciting than ever before.
The committee is drawn from the Sodbury and Dodington Councils, Chipping Sodbury Lions and Rotary Clubs, the Festival Society and representatives from local schools and traders.
For more information, please contact Alice and Amy on or visit facebook.
The photographs on this page have been kindly provided by Rich McD Photography.