Ash Fantasia 2023 25th November


Each year Ash celebrates the start of the Christmas Season by holding a Christmas Market at the Ash Centre (Ash Fantasia 2023). This year it will be held 12 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday 25th of November. Stalls will be located both inside and outside the Ash centre, where a free Mobile Farm will be open to visit. The Centre will be full of local organisations, charities and businesses with lots of fun, games and present ideas. Refreshments will also be available.

At 4:30 pm the Ash Vale Ensemble band will play Christmas carol music in front of the Christmas Tree on Wharf Road. Residents are invited to join in by singing along to the Christmas carols. The event culminates with the arrival of Santa at 16:45 who will be turning on the Christmas Lights throughout the Parish at 5 pm.

Ash Parish Councillor John Tonks said:

“This event is often very well attended and I am very pleased to be helping to organise this year’s event. If you have never visited the market at the Ash Centre, please give it a try this year as there are many good causes to support with some great items for sale. We also have a mobile farm this year which is great for all ages to get close up close and meeting animals. Also thank you to Bridges who provide the power for the Christmas Tree!”

Event Timing

  • Saturday 25th: Ash Centre Car Park Closed
  • 12:00: Ash Centre Christmas Market opened (Inside and out)
  • 16:00: Ash Centre Christmas Market closes
  • 16:30: Wharf Road Christmas Music / Band & Snow machine
  • 16:45: (Approx.) Arrival of Santa
  • 17:00: Christmas tree lights turn on

Farms2ewe Mobile Farm

This year a Christmas themed mobile farm will be located on the Ash Centre car park. This is suitable for all ages and will include a Donkey, Pony, Goats, Lambs and some Fancy Mice for people to hold. There is no cost to visit there Mobile Farm.

Ash Centre Market

The Ash Centre market is open from 12:00 pm until 4:30 pm and includes a mixture of both charity and local craft stalls. Entry to the Christmas market is free.

The Ash Centre, Ash Hill Rd, Ash, Aldershot GU12 5DP, UK

Christmas Carols & Lights

From approximately 4:15 pm the Ash Vale Ensemble will play Christmas Carol Music. Carol sheets will be handed out by marshalls after the closure of Ash Wharf. Father Christmas will then arrive to turn on the Christmas Lights.

Road Closures

Wharf road will be closed on Saturday the 25th of November 20232 between 4 pm and 6 pm to allow residents to enter the road safely to watch the Christmas tree switch-on event.

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