We all need to work together to ensure a busy and welcoming festive season

Christmas crowds in Haverhill

By the time you probably read this, Haverhill will be doing a whole lot more than just beginning to look like Christmas!

Our new Christmas lights, courtesy of Haverhill Town Council, will be shining across our town centre as we all get into the festive spirit.

Queens Square is once again pulling out all the stops with a Santa’s grotto, tree and lights across all their businesses.

Led by Dave Ellis of Ellis Interiors Kitchens and Bathrooms, it is wonderful to see neighbouring businesses working together to make such an effort.

We all need to work together to ensure this festive season is as happy, welcoming and busy as possible.

Since I have started, I have enjoyed a close working relationship with the Town Council – something we view as crucial to the success of Haverhill.

We are delighted to be working with them on the Haverhill Family Christmas Night on Friday 3rd December.

While I know there is some disappointment around the cancellation of the annual fireworks displays, I think we all know the world we are currently living in and the guidance we all have to adhere to.

It would have been easy to cancel the entire evening but our businesses and local community groups were very keen to have as much as possible going ahead – as we all were!

The late night shopping event has been a popular annual fixture in our household for as long as I remember and everyone has worked very hard to ensure the festive show does go on.

It is a great event to bring people into the town centre and showcase the best of Haverhill.

Businesses will be staying open late with some coming out onto the streets with stalls outside their premises alongside market and charity stalls, street entertainment, choirs and lots, lots more.

The festive spirit will continue a day later with more town centre entertainment, courtesy of the Town Council, as part of their Saturday line-up of Christmas-themed events.

Walking in and around the Town Centre, you may have also noticed a number of new businesses opening up over the last few weeks and months.

We look forward to welcoming these new businesses – and all our businesses – this Christmas and beyond.

If any businesses or stakeholders would like to get in touch about the Haverhill Family Christmas Night on Friday 3rd December, please contact me via julie.clark@heartofhaverhill.co.uk.

We all need to work together to ensure a busy and welcoming festive season
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