16th November 2023
Hugh Pym Opening Shopping Event in Malmesbury.
Organisers of Malmesbury’s popular late night shopping have unveiled the celebrity they’ve secured to perform the official launch of the festivities. It’s none other than BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym.
Hugh, who has family in Malmesbury, is due to join the town’s Mayor Cllr Gavin Grant to start off the town’s Christmas celebrations. Late night shopping runs from 6pm to 9pm on Friday December 1.
Highlight of the town’s calendar
Malmesbury’s late night shopping is a highlight for the town. It brings locals and visitors from near and far to take advantage of the diverse range of shops available on the high street and heart of the town. Shops and cafés will stay open until late. And, during the evening, shoppers and visitors can also browse stalls along Malmesbury high street and visit an indoor market in the town Hall.
At the market cross, there’ll be entertainment for the family, including local choirs, Morris dancing, the town concert band and more. Plus, Santa and his elves will be taking up residence in his grotto.
Joint organisers of the event are Malmesbury Town Council and local business promotion group, Malmesbury Town Team.
Cllr Grant said: ‘We’re very grateful to Hugh for offering his services to open the event. It will be a great start to what is always a very enjoyable evening, showcasing Malmesbury at its best.’
Cllr Kim Power added: ‘Malmesbury’s late night shopping is one of the highlights of the year for the town. Not only is it a fantastic opportunity to start Christmas shopping, it’s a fab festive, family affair. And, falling as it does on 1st December this year, it’s a wonderful way to start the festive season. It’s also a great way to support our retailers and producers, by shopping local.’