Welcome to the Wokingham Winter Carnival 2016 - Sunday 27th November 2016

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The Wokingham Winter Carnival titled "Once Upon a Time" is nearly here. The carnival starts at 11am on Sunday 27th November with the highlight of the day, the parade, coming through town at 4pm, culminating in carols being led by the Town Mayor Gwynneth Hewetson.

The Carnival is a FREE community event held in the town centre with entertainment for all the family. The event attracts many thousands of visitors from Wokingham Borough and others who travel from all over Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

Attractions for the day include fun fair rides, over 100 food, craft and charity stalls, non-stop FREE entertainment including a magic show, Punch & Judy, comedy jugglers, clowns and other special entertainers.

Santa's Grotto is again expected to be in the warmth of the Library from 11am - 3pm. Our younger visitors are very welcome to come and share their Christmas Present lists with him.

Berkshire Maestros will be providing live music throughout the day on the Market Place stage and we expect the super Rock Choir to also be performing..

The highlight of the day is the Carnival Procession which starts at 4pm and winds its way through the town as dusk falls. A great spectacle with decorated floats, bands, assorted vehicles and costumed walkers, it also provides an opportunity to empty your pockets of loose change and pop it into the charity buckets.

For visitors, the Wokingham Council web site gives details of available parking. Parking will be restricted at the Shute end car park due to the procession.

We look forward to seeing you at our fabulous event.

Wokingham Winter Carnival

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Winter Carnival

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