Reindeer, samba and Santa appear at Wymondham Wynterfest

Father Christmas arrives in style at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Father Christmas arrives in style at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Wymondham Town Team celebrated the start of December with its third annual Wynterfest on Saturday.

Bespoke florist Millie Brake, left, and her mum, Gill, at the Wymondham Wynterfest with the wreaths

Bespoke florist Millie Brake, left, and her mum, Gill, at the Wymondham Wynterfest with the wreaths Millie makes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Featuring carol singing, nativity scenes, Santa's Grotto, and a Christmas tree festival, it also included live reindeer, funded by a consortium of town retailers, and a Made in Wymondham market.

Made in Wymondham is a Town Team initiative designed to let residents who are talented at crafts or bakery but do not have a business to showcase their products.

Fran Young, Town Team member, said: 'Wynterfest was amazing. It was really good, despite the weather lots and lots of people came and I was really pleased about that.'

'We have been organising this since about February last year, and we are already planning next year!'

Gemini the reindeer with Charlie Borrett, two, his dad, Kevin, and nanny Dawn, at the Wymondham Wynt

Gemini the reindeer with Charlie Borrett, two, his dad, Kevin, and nanny Dawn, at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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Although there was no lights switch on event, volunteers from across the town co-ordinated by Doug Hodges put up lights in the town centre, which were turned on on Thursday ahead of the festival.

Wynterfest also featured performers, including the Ukelele Elves, classical due Hayley Moss and Ben Lake, and the Norwich Samba Band.

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The Ukulele Elves at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Ukulele Elves at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Gilbert Cholwill, seven, takes a look at some of the nativity scenes at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Pi

Gilbert Cholwill, seven, takes a look at some of the nativity scenes at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Norwich Samba band and dancers at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Norwich Samba band and dancers at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Nell Cork, six, ready to try a chocolate Christmas tree waffle at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture:

Nell Cork, six, ready to try a chocolate Christmas tree waffle at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Karyn Time, who works with puppets to communicate with hard to reach children and adults, at the Wym

Karyn Time, who works with puppets to communicate with hard to reach children and adults, at the Wymondham Wynterfest. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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