Wells Christmastide Festival

Wells Christmas Tide Festival is a group who have got together to build on the work which the Wells Carnival has done for the past few years. WCTF are a non profit making  company and all profits will be used to the benefit the town.

We will be extending the weekend to 9 days and hope to have events on each day. We will be having a large heated, Marquee on the Buttlands which will be full of stall holders selling craft and  presents for Christmas.

There will be food stalls round the outside of the Buttlands. We will be running events each day, and we hope to have an ice rink, stalls selling mulled wine and creating a happy atmosphere. There will be the finale where father Christmas arrives by sea and the the spectacular fireworks on the marshes.

We will be having a cocktail evening and a beer festival, and other events all around the town. We hope that the businesses of Wells will light up their shops and dress up to create a special festival. By putting on this festival we are hoping to draw in customers to the shops, for people to have a good time and perhaps return again, having had a memorable time.

A bit of history..

In 2009 the Wells Carnival ‘Crew’ took over the organisation and running of the annual Wells ChristmasTide event. The weekend event was originally set up by the Wells Business Forum but when they disbanded the Carnival committee were approached with the suggestion that they may be willing to take over the annual spectacular. The committee have run the event for the past 5 years but in 2014 took the difficult  decision to ‘hand over the reins’.  Wells Carnival is now a 10 day event and the volunteer committee have found it increasingly difficult to ‘juggle’ the 2 events.  From 2015 Wells ChristmasTide will be run and co-ordinated by the Wells Lighting Committee along with various Wells groups including: The Wells Harbour Office and Heritage House.  The Wells Carnival committee have agreed to fund the cost of the fireworks for 2015 & 2016.

ChristmasTide 2015 - Updates

Cocktail Evening

The Cocktail evening has been cancelled due to lack of advance ticket sales. Ticket holders can get a refund of be transferred  to 16th December, at the Fleece for 3 course dinner and the  ABBA  tribute group will be playing then instead.



We are looking for stall holders wishing to sell/ exhibit for the whole period.  The opening times will be from 12 noon until  approx. 7pm each night, later  at weekends.

Stall Holders Letter

Information & Application form