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Wincanton at Christmas

PUBLISHED: 12:20 13 November 2007 | UPDATED: 14:55 20 February 2013

St Luke and St Teresa Roman Catholic Church, South Street, Wincanton

St Luke and St Teresa Roman Catholic Church, South Street, Wincanton

Horse racing is the first thing most visitors think of when it comes to Wincanton. But it doesn't take long to realise that the town is a huge draw for anyone fond of unreconstructed, traditional 17th- and 18th-century...

Horse racing is the first thing most visitors think of when it comes to Wincanton. But it doesn't take long to realise that the town is a huge draw for anyone fond of unreconstructed, traditional 17th- and 18th-century inns. No one does a Christmas drink better than Wincanton landlords and landladies, and this year special lunches and suppers will be available to customers throughout December. 14 December marks the official start of the Christmas celebrations when local businesses are planning to team up with the organisers of the regular farmers' market to provide late-evening shopping. Carols and a silver band will help build the atmosphere and local traders' spokesman Steve Stapleton of Wincanton paid tribute to Wincanton Council for enabling them to stage their most colourful and spectacular Christmas lighting display to date. Boxing Day racing is a great way to work off festive gastric overload, and the traditional post-Christmas national hunt meeting will be held at Wincanton's famous course.


WHAT'S ON


14 December: Christmas Late-night Shopping and Farmers' Market. 5pm-7pm


26 December: Boxing Day Race Meeting. Wincanton Racecourse, first race 12.30pm, tel 01963 32344



Wincanton Local Information Centre: tel 01963 31693


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