Maldon's High Street will come alive on Thursday November 30 with a special Vintage Christmas Fayre event between 6pm and 9pm.
The High Street will be closed to make way for various stalls and entertainments. The theme for this year's event is 'Back to the 40s'.
Following the switch on of the Christmas lights by the Town Mayor of Maldon, there will be late night shopping plus a street market, choirs, music, hospitality hosted by the local shops and competitions.
The action starts at 6pm and Maldon's Town Mayor will turn on the Christmas lights at 7pm.
Saint Fm will be putting on a variety of entertainment from the big stage which will be near All Saints’ Church on the High Street and Santa will be in his Winter Wonderland at the bottom of Brights Path/Old Mill Close.
If you fancy dressing for the evening, this year's theme is the 40's and a prize will be awarded to the best dresed visitor.
6.00pm Saint Roadshow
6.30pm Colchester Pipes and Drums
6.50pm Greetings from the Mayor
7.00pm Lights switch on by the Mayor
7.05pm Colchester Pipes and Drums
7.30pm Hotsie Totsies (Theatretrain Flash Jive)
7.45pm Big Sing
8.10pm Hotsie Totsies
8.50pm Saint FM Roadshow
9.00 pm Close
6.10pm Ash + Karlene + Theatretrain Flash Jive
6.50pm DJ Badger
7.00pm Lights switched on
7.15pm Just Us
7.50pm Maldon Drama Group
8.10pm Lee Live
Carol singing at All Saints Church at 7.15pm.
Maldon Youth Orchestra and Maldon Drama Group at Wenlock Way from 6pm.
The Fayre is free to visitors
WHY NOT TAKE A RIDE TO GET THERE?
Book your return journey at bookyourride.co.uk . It's part of a trial of a new local service around Maldon and theDengie that’s simpler and more flexible to help you go places.
PARKING AND ACCESS
The High Street will be closed on the evening between 4.30pm and 9.30pm from the Police Station at West Square to Wantz Road and this will result in diversion of cars and buses.
All town car parks will be accessible and there is an evening charge of £1 from 5pm to 10pm. For details of car parks see here
You can also park in Morrisons Supermarket car park from where a free shuttle minibus service will run. Give your car registration number to customer services to avoid a penalty notice.PLEASE NOTE:
PROMENADE PARK CAR PARK WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THE EVENT HOWEVER THERE WILL BE A CHARGE OF £5.50 FOR 2-4 HOURS (shorter charging periods are available). This was previously shown here as being £1.
Why not take part in this year's Santa Fun Run in Maldon's Promenade Park on Sunday December 17. This annual event raises funds for Maldon's David Randall Foundation.