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Santa, samba and reindeer: Everything you need to know about Wynterfest 2018

PUBLISHED: 10:20 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:31 27 November 2018

The Wymondham Wynterfest 2016. Grace-May Frost with her mum, Laura, at the Christmas tree exhibition in the Abbey. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Wymondham Wynterfest 2016. Grace-May Frost with her mum, Laura, at the Christmas tree exhibition in the Abbey. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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A South Norfolk town is in the final days of preparation for its festive bonanza, which will feature real life reindeer, a fun fair and live music.

Wymondhams's Wynterfest 2017.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017Wymondhams's Wynterfest 2017. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Wymondham’s Wynterfest is back, spreading community Christmas cheer across the town from midday on Saturday, December 1.

The event is organised by Wymondham Town Team and is entirely funded by donations and local sponsors.

As in previous years, the programme is packed full of entertainment, including performances by Slow Theatre company and Wymondham’s very own Santa Claus, who will be escorted to his grotto on Whartons court by the infectiously rhythmic Samba Band at 1.40pm.

Animal lovers will have the chance to get up close to real reindeer on Fairland Street then head round the corner to Market Place to explore stalls featuring gifts and tasty treats.

The Wymondham Wynterfest 2016.
Father Christmas arrives in Wymondham.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherThe Wymondham Wynterfest 2016. Father Christmas arrives in Wymondham. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Wymondham Abbey will host its annual Christmas Tree Festival, with a collection of Nativity scenes ranging from traditional to quirky on display in the Town Green Centre.

Several roads will be closed to vehicles from 9am until 7pm:

Middleton Street

Market Street

Market Place

Fairland Street

Queen Street

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