Today was probably the hottest Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza Day on record. It was a lovely sunny day in late November.
The Mayor, Councillor Angela Lawrence – a long time advocate of Fair Trade, visited the Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar, at St Ethelwold’s House, in the morning.
There was no best shop window competition this year. But looking round, and I am no judge, it would have been between Fabulous Flowers …
and Oxfam. Snow was falling throughout the day on the Reindeer inside the window. If they don’t turn the snow off soon it will drift.
At midday, waiting in Queens Street Carpark for the start of the Christmas Extravaganza Parade, were the Mayor, Mace Bearer, Town Crier, and Town Clerk.
Various community groups were also waiting to take part in the midday parade, including some junior members of the cast of a play that will be performed in the Unicorn Theater from Wednesday 10th December to Sunday 14th December – called Scrooge. More Info Here.
The Oxford Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band led the parade.
Throughout the day people visited Abingdon shops, and coffee shops. They ate Hog roasted by the Crown and Thistle, partook of beer brewed by Loose Cannon Brewery, and enjoyed entertainment provided by many community groups. Pictured above are the Abingdon Community Choir.
The day ended with fire juggling…
The Christmas Lights were switched on (pictures to follow) …
More pictures of the day on AbingdonBlog Facebook.