Please note that this information has been updated 18th June 2020.

This year’s Christmas in Ringwood event is on Sunday 29th November 2020.

It is our intention that the Christmas Market will go ahead as planned. Other elements of the event including entertainment for children and families, the turning on of the Christmas Lights, Santa’s Grotto etc will be reviewed early September 2020 to take into account current government guidance in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The event is a hugely popular start of the Christmas period in the town. Last year was a huge success with market stalls stretching from Market Place down to Fridays Cross and feedback was extremely positive from both the community and stall holders.

The new Town lights are a huge hit with reports of people travelling long distances to view them!

We hope that we can run a similar programme to last year with the official switch-on taking place at 6 p.m. after a day of festivities in the Town Centre which will include a Santa parade, grotto, street and stage entertainment, children’s fairground rides and a Christmas Market.

However, given the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we be revising the programme in September 2020.

We expect that there will be free parking in the Town’s car parks.

The event is organised by Ringwood Events Team acting on behalf of Ringwood Town Council.

This information should help explain what the event is, who it is aimed at and how to get involved.

How can you get involved?

  • Market stall holders

We are looking to create a large Christmas market so if you sell crafts, food and drink and gifts then please do read through the information for stall holders, terms and conditions and then book a stall with us. We were almost fully booked last year and expect to be more popular this year so early booking is advised.

We would also appreciate it if you could read all the information attached below before contacting us in case your question is already answered- thank you for your support.


Catering Stall Form | Charity Stall Form | Standard Stall Form
(Editable PDFs)

Stall Holder Information (as at June 2020)

  • Entertainers

We will be looking for some fabulous entertainers to help make this day really special. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who can add to the family, festive atmosphere. Please come back in September when we will be updating this information.

  • Sponsor the event

Without sponsors the event simply could not happen.

We know that there are a huge number of generous local individuals and businesses so please do get in touch if you are able to sponsor the event.

All contributions welcome, big or small!

Please do get in touch with Charmaine Bennett, Events Co-ordinator at Ringwood Town Council on Charmaine.bennett@ringwood.gov.uk
if you would like to be involved.