It may be the middle of summer, but Reigate Business Guild are already working on this year’s Christmas Fayre which will take place on Saturday 30 November.
As in previous years, the Fayre will see the switch-on of the town’s festive lights, with stalls, music and fun along the way.
As well as arranging sponsorship from local businesses, the guild has been working on plans to bring last year’s upgraded lights to more of the town centre’s streets.
The new illuminations, unveiled at last December’s fayre, were the result of six years of fundraising by the guild and a donation from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.
Jes Chandler, the guild’s chair, said of plans for this festive season:
“This year we are hoping to extend the scheme and have plans in place for additional lighting in Bancroft Road, Bell Street and West Street.
The new scheme is unique to Reigate and is the result of some serious hard work by the guild members.
The Fayre attracts thousands to the town, and with the enhanced lighting scheme set to be switched on during the closing hours of the Fayre on the 30 November, we are all looking forward to a sparkling
day to set the 2019 Christmas festivities in motion.”
The focus of the day will once again be in Church Street, with stalls as well as entertainment from local dance and music schools, and street food and children’s entertainment.
Volunteers from the guild will organise and staff the event.
The guild has announced the names of four local businesses that are providing sponsorship.
Electrical goods supplier Keymex, based in Bell Street, will be the headline sponsor, for a second year running.
Gerrards Fashion will be sponsoring the popular donkey rides in Tunnel Road.
Reigate Business Guild, established in 1991, has members ranging from sole traders to large corporates: any local businesses wanting to get involved can find out more on the guild’s website.