Posted on 05 December 2015
Tomorrow - Sunday 6th December is Woodbridge Street Fair Day. The whole town becomes a festive market, full of Christmas gifts ideas, food, music, and weird and wonderful things (it is Woodbridge after all). Stalls will be on the length and breadth of the Thoroughfare, creating an exciting buzz and it's a great day for everyone. I hear from Tim at the Sandwich Shop (who organises it every year - thanks Tim), that we will have more stalls then ever, 130+ stretching up into Cumberland Street. Plus there's Richard (from the Caravan Cafe) providing his famous 'Hoggies' right next to us at Barretts.
It's the one Sunday in the year when Barretts is open for business, and we also put tables outside the shop with lots of fabulous unmissable bargains e.g. 20% off Banbury and Glee Christmas Table Cloths, Runners, Placemats and Napkins. Plus 15% off all Advent Calendars, and 20% off our delightful flashing LED Christmas Cushions - now only £12.79.
There's also the chance to enter the amazing Woodbridge Winning Window competition with Town 102 FM and Choose Woodbridge - win over £3000 worth of prizes just by looking on our window!
A busy Barretts Woodbridge Street Fair stall during my pre-blonde phase
In store the festive cheer continues with free mulled wine, spiced apple juice, minced pies and sausage rolls - we only ask that you make a donation to our dominated charity for the day - St Elizabeth Hospice.
Annie and Vicky Barrett, with a very young looking Mia Grist (Store Manager Michael's daughter) serving the Mulled Wine and Minced Pies way back in 2010!
Plus, for the 2nd year running, we will have a Santa's Grotto in the store! Santa will have his traditional red sleigh parked in the grotto, with two of his lovely elves on hand to help – led by our Chief Elf Vicky. Each child will receive a gender and age specific present, and there will be the opportunity of a photograph with Santa.
Me with my Mum (and co-founder of Barretts), my gorgeous daughters Annie and Vicky (the Elf), plus Daisy and the man himself in our Santa's Grotto last year
Me and Daisy telling everyone about preparation for our Santa's Grotto
Santa will be in the shop from 10.30am to 12.50pm in the morning, and 1.30pm to 3.50pm in the afternoon.
A very excited and happy Quigley Family after visiting last years Santa's Grotto at Barretts
Tickets are £5 per child available from the store from Saturday 28th November and on the day, with £1 of this being donated to St Elizabeths Hospice.
So, we hope to see lots of excited children (and parents) in Barretts on Woodbridge Street Fair Day. Even if you’re a bit old for a visit to Santa, our wonderful Christmas displays are well worth a look.