Winter Fayre success for Daventry Town

Winter Fayre success for Daventry Town

From a Christmas Market to Santa's Grotto, Daventry's town centre was filled with the magic of Christmas, on Saturday 8th December, as the first Winter Fayre took place in the town.

Hundreds of residents and visitors took to the streets of the town to take part in the event. The High Street was filled with local traders selling a variety of drink, food and crafts whilst Sheaf Street was home to Santa's Grotto (built into the bandstand especially for the occasion), as well as Donkey Rides.

The annual Lantern Parade which took place in the afternoon, and led by Liberty Drum Corps, had the best turn out ever since its inception three years ago, with hundreds of adults and children taking part. The parade ended with a Family Carol Service at the Holy Cross Church, which was a great success.

Cllr Lynn Jones, Mayor of Daventry, said, "I thoroughly enjoyed myself on Saturday, there was definitely something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. The donkey rides were definitely the most popular attraction of the day and it was wonderful to see the town thriving and full of people on a weekend. I'm looking forward to next year's already."

The full gallery of photos taken on the day are available to view via

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:42 by DTC Events

Tags: Community, Events, Families, News, Town Centre