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.
To take place on 12th December
Wells ChristmasTide photos are taken by our lovely resident photographer Cy – you can’t miss him – he is the ‘Yeti with a camera’ (his words not ours), ‘but fret ye not,’ he doesn’t bite!!! Cy attends just about all our events, snapping away. He then pops home, loads all the photos on the website and sends the information to our local chemist (David Jagger Ltd). These photos can then be purchased by calling into the chemist or can be ordered by post through Cy’s website. To view photos and further information on ordering click here:
Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk enjoys a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors. A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. Traditional seaside activities include a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals.