Christmas in Cirencester - Making Cirencester Sparkle

The organisers of Cirencester’s Advent Festival are delighted to announce that the Cotswolds’ Nell Gifford, founder of Giffords Circus, will be Cirencester’s special guest this year to switch on the Christmas Lights.

Nell lives in the Cotswolds with her family and has been the executive producer of all seventeen Gifford’s Circus shows and is a performer, horse trainer and designer.

Cllr Sabrina Poole, part of the organising team said "I am delighted that we can celebrate the Cotswolds' very own circus talent on the 250th anniversary year of the modern Circus.

There will be lots to enjoy during the day from 11am to 7pm including:

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  • Advent Market

  • Arts and Crafts Market

  • Street food and Drink

  • Santa (at the Fleece Hotel)

  • Fair rides

  • Live Stage Performances

  • Popup performance

  • Fireworks


Shops and businesses are being asked to enter into the spirit of the day with special themes, entertainment and special promotions.

The event relies heavily on community input, so we welcome volunteers from the local community to help make the day run as smoothly as possible. Email info@cirencester.gov.uk for more information.

More information can be found on our Christmas in Cirencester page