Stroud Goodwill Evening is back with a bang.
The popular event, spearheaded by Kardien Gerbrands, will get underway on Friday December 2 with a lantern procession from the Sub Rooms, led by Father Christmas from 6pm.
Kardien said: “We will have live music and performance, late-night shopping, a craft fair, fun fair and much more.”
The town centre will be closed to traffic from 5pm to 9pm.
Elsewhere, there will be a raft of food and drink stalls across the town from Cornhill to The Five Valleys Shopping Centre and the Lansdown Hall will be open for hot drinks, raffles and an indoor market. Visitors can also take a look at the Christmas Tree exhibition at St Laurence Church.
Kardien also revealed a number of special offers around the town: “Shoppers should keep their eyes peeled for treasure hunt clues, and there are family tickets to be won for the Subscription Rooms winter pantomime, and the shop window display competition will undoubtedly throw up some wonders from our wonderfully creative shopkeepers.”
Meanwhile, lantern-making workshops will take place at The Baptist Hall over two weekends in November: Saturday – Sunday 19th/20th and 26th/27th, from 10am 4pm.
Stroud Goodwill team is also looking for volunteers to help with stewarding and any local performers who would like to participate in this year’s event should contact: email@example.com or via our Facebook page @StroudGoodwillEvening, and as ever, we are looking for volunteers to help us with the stewarding.