Wilton Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols

Wilton Chrimbo lights

Wilton is blessed with the tallest public living Christmas tree in Europe*, around 60 feet tall (about 18 metres) right in the Market Square.

On the first Monday in December, the Wilton Christian Fellowship conducts a carol service and nativity play with the local school children, brass band and both clergy. Recently this event has been extended and will include a Christmas Market, fairground rides, bar, BBQ and food – a Free event for everyone.
The Car Park will be closed from 9.00am – 8.00pm and the Market and entertainments will start at 3.00pm, Father Christmas will be there about 5.00pm the switching on of the lights at 6.30pm followed by the Nativity and Carols.

The Rotary Club serve mulled wine, Reeve the Baker gives out Christmas goodies, The Baptist Church serve teas, Sarum Morris dance and perform their mummers play and Santa on his sleigh, very often appears as well. Afterwards, there will more carols in the Greyhound, and an informal folksy sing around and a Mummers Play in The Bear.

Contact Wilton Town Council:  01722 742093  clerk@wiltontowncouncil.gov.uk

*The actual tallest living Christmas tree is at Kew Gardens Wakehurst Place in Sussex – but you have to pay to see that one!

Posted on

9 January 2015