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Carnival of the Baubles - Enchanted Forest

Carnival of the Baubles  - Enchanted Forest

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We are ready and excited to light up Ashford this Christmas! Make sure you save the date for a fabulous festive day in Ashford Town Centre.

The stunning night-time parade, sponsored by Ashford College, and featuring hundreds of school children and community groups, has been carefully crafted by outdoor arts specialists Emergency Exit Arts, who are known for creating large unforgettable experiences in towns and cities up and down the UK.

This year’s enchanted forest theme display will be led by Farrah the Fox, a huge 5-meter tall mechanical puppet that will roam the streets on her scooter.  Taller than a double-decker bus, the animated creature will wave and welcome the crowds to Ashford, and get everyone along the carnival route in the Christmas spirit.

Come along for a full day of festive fun!

🗓️ Saturday 25 November // Ashford Town Centre 🎄

10:00 – 18.00: Festive Markets in Park Mall, Lower High Street & Elwick Place

10:00 – 14:00: Free Festive Decoration Workshops at The Bandstand

14:00 – 16:15: Free Music & Dance Entertainment at The Bandstand

15.00 - 16.00: Pizza Making with Santa at Coachworks (Booking required)

16:00 – 17:00:  Farrah the Fox arrives at Elwick Place

16:00 – 16:20:  Christmas Tree & Bauble Light Switch On at Elwick Place

16:20 – 16:45:  Performances by TheatreTrain, Circadian & More at Elwick Place

17:00  Town Centre Christmas Lights switched on to signal beginning of parade Ashford Town Centre

17:00 – 18:15: Ashford’s Carnival of the Baubles Parade from Elwick Place - Bank Street - Lower High Street

17:00 – 20:00: Free Carnival Disco with DJ Casey Dale at The Bandstand

18:30 – 22:30: Free After Carnival Party at Coachworks

19:30 – 22:30:  Eliza Carthy & Jon Boden Seasonal Concert at Revelation (Booking Required)

Want to be part of the event? Why not make your own lantern and join in with the illuminated parade?