Buckingham’s Christmas Shopping Spectacular

Father Christmas at the Old Gaol in Buckingham
Father Christmas at the Old Gaol in Buckingham

A day of Christmas shopping and entertainment is in store in Buckingham, tomorrow, Sunday for the Christmas Shopping Spectacular.

Shops in the town will be open from 10am to 4pm and there will be entertainment outside the Old Gaol and in Cornwall’s Meadow.

In the Market Square by the Christmas tree, the town crier will open the event at 10.15pm, then there will be performances from Buckingham Rainbows, Buckingham Academy of Performing Arts, Leckhampsted Bellringers, Churches Together Choristers, Linda Watkins, a Zumba dance demonstration, a Ceroc dance demonstration and Palmerston Band.

In Cornwall’s Meadow, there will be jazzercise, Bourton Meadow School Choir, Heartstrings, Ceroc dancing, Giocoso Swanbourne Brass Band, Buckingham Academy of Performing Arts, Zumba dance demonstration and a children’s choir.

Other attractions include Santa’s Grotto at the Old Gaol, from 10.30am to 3.30pm, complementary mulled wine at Villiers Hotel, a pig roast by Real Personal Touch Catering, mince pies and cake stalls, jewellery stalls, plants and Christmas wreaths, children’s rides, hot chestnuts and candy floss stalls and face painting at Canvas Art Store on the High Street.

There will also be Christmas pudding flavoured ice cream and mulled wine on sale at Galeteria Gazzeria, a balloons in car competition courtesy of Buckingham Ford, jambola stall courtesy of Inner Wheel, a winter beer festival and live music at The Woolpack in Well Street.

To keep the children entertained, there will be a children’s snowflake trail where they will be asked to find the letters in the shops for a Christmas saying, plus the Buckingham Traders’ Association has organised a raffle.

Tickets can be bought from assorted outlets across town. All proceeds from the BTA raffle will go to The Old Gaol and Project Street Life.

You can also meet MK Dons mascots, Donnie and Mooie.

There will also be free parking all day.

Chairman of Buckingham Traders’ Association, Tryph Foster, said: “We are really looking forward to it.

“This will be our third year running and each year it gets bigger and better.”