On Friday 30th November 2018, Arborfield Green was treated to its annual Christmas fair and lights switch on at their local Community Centre.
The event was a great opportunity for all Arborfield Green residents to come together at the start of the festive season at the historical military site.
Highlights of the evening included Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band playing Christmas carols and a visit from Santa. With local vendors’ stalls selling Christmas crafts, beauty products, books and more, along with warming food provided by a wood-fired pizza truck and a hog roast, the attraction drew over 350 people across the evening.
The fair culminated with the Christmas tree lights switch on outside the Community Centre. The Mayor of Wokingham Borough Council, Councillor John Kaiser, was present to give a speech and initiate the countdown, offering good spirits and Christmas cheer as Arborfield welcomed in the festive season in style.
Mayor John Kaiser commented:
“I attend as many local Christmas events as possible, they bring the community together and give people the opportunity to meet their neighbours and as our new communities are formed around the borough they also help to establish a community spirit as people and families share in the celebrations.”
Sammie Bryans, Development Director for Crest Nicholson said:
“We are very proud to have hosted this exciting Christmas event for both the new and existing community at Arborfield Green. This is the third year we have celebrated Christmas at Arborfield, and the event has developed over those years. We are keen to involve local people in our event planning, and are now looking forward to developing an Easter event with local families.”