Santa, a fair and fireworks in Reigate on Saturday 30 November

David Grantham, 28 November 2019

Crowds enjoy the light switch-on in Church Street last year (photo:


Reigate will be getting into the Christmas spirit on Saturday 30 November (2019), with Santa arriving in Priory Park by helicopter in the morning, the Reigate Christmas Fayre in Church Street during the day, and a free firework display in the park in the evening.

Details of the three events are below.


Santa Helicopter Landing

Redhill & Reigate Round Table will once again be helping Santa stop by Reigate. The club has said on its Facebook page:

“Come and see Santa arrive in style by helicopter at Reigate’s Priory Park.

Sponsored by our very generous pilots from Hystar Construction.

There will be food stalls, funfair, games and more. Get there early to get the best view!

Gates open 9:30am. Arrive early to get the best view!

It’s a free event put on for you by Redhill & Reigate Roundtable – all gate donations and proceeds from our stalls go to local good causes.”

As well as the Facebook page, the club also has a Twitter account.


Reigate Christmas Fayre

The fayre, organised by Reigate Business Guild and its volunteers, will start at 11.30am and run to 5pm, once again in Church Street which will be closed to traffic.

There’ll be entertainment, foods stalls, a tombola and of course plenty of traders’ stalls.

The highlight will be the Christmas lights switch-on at 4.30pm, performed as usual by stars from the Harlequin Christmas panto (so this year former Strictly dancers Ola and James Jordan).

Parking will be free in the town’s council-owned car parks.

Reigate Business Guild has a website, Facebook page and Twitter account.


Free fireworks in Priory Park from Reigate on Ice

Reigate on Ice is back in Priory Park for 2019, after a break last year, and will be putting on their usual free firework show in the park on Saturday evening.

Reigate On Ice say on their website that the fireworks will start at 7pm but that timing may vary.

The website also contains details of the ice rink which operates 28 November – 4 January, and there is also a Facebook page and a Twitter account


Other events

More local events during the festive season will be added to our What’s On page.  In particular, there is late evening shopping in Reigate on Thursday 12 December.