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Aldershot Christmas light switch-on - Saturday 18th November
Visit the town centre for an afternoon of entertainment from midday, including children's fun fair rides, live music from local band Fuzz Universe and much more! The Princes Hall panto stars will join Father Christmas to light up the town at 4.45pm.

The Wellington, Christmas Lights switch-on - Saturday 25th November
Santa will open his new toy box themed grotto at midday. The first 20 children to visit him on the opening day will also receive an extra gift. You can also have your photo taken with Santa for just £5. Eagle Radio will be helping to switch-on the centre's festive lights.

The Wellington, Santa's grotto from Sunday 26th November
Visit Santa in his toy box themed grotto. Free entry.
Opening times:
Saturday 2, 9 and 16 December - 11am to 4pm
Sunday 26 November, 3, 10 and 17 December - 11am to 3pm
Friday 22 December - 11am to 3pm
Santa takes a break for lunch from 1pm to 1.30pm.

The Wellington, Christmas Fayre - Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December
The centre will be welcoming local crafters for a two day fayre open from 10am to 4pm on both days.

Aldershot Christmas Craft Fayre - Saturday 2nd December
Aldershot’s regular craft fayre will have a festive feel from 9am to 4pm in Union Street. Find out more at

The Wellington, giant inflatable snow globe - Saturday 2nd December
Climb inside the snow globe in the upper mall and pose for photos for free from 10am to 4pm.

Aldershot Christmas Craft Fayre - Saturday 9th December
Aldershot will have an extra Craft Fayre with a festive feel from 9am to 4pm in Union Street. Find out more at

Aldershot Community Christmas Festival - Saturday 9th December to Sunday 24th December
The festival will be back with festive stalls, music and more in the town centre.


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