BRIDGWATER will step into Christmas on Saturday, November 25 when the popular Snowflakes and Shopping event returns.

The town's Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm by the mayor, councillor Mick Lerry, at the Cornhill, followed by a fireworks display.

At 6.30pm, there will be squibbing – a unique spectacle made famous by Bridgwater Carnival – on the Town Bridge.

Before that, shoppers will be able to browse more than 60 stalls, ranging from locally made gin and cheese to jewellery and painted glass.

Bridgwater Mercury: Visitors at a Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival.Visitors at a Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival.

There will also be plenty of hot food and sweet treats on offer, such as pizza, churros, crêpes, scotch eggs and doughnuts.

The day is organised by the town council in partnership with Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival.

Festival organiser Paul Russell said: “Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival is looking forward to the fourth and last event of 2023.

“This is our best Christmas line-up to date with a great mixture to please all.

“Stallholders will be busy over the next few weeks planning and many are taking pre-orders to be picked up on the day.

“For information on how to contact any stallholder please email”

Bridgwater Mercury: Alan Bradford and Leigh Redman switch on the lights in 2021.Alan Bradford and Leigh Redman switch on the lights in 2021.

The stalls will be open between 10am and 7pm.

Snowflakes and Shopping visitors can also expect late night shopping, a fireworks display and a visit from Father Christmas.

Full list of stallholders at Snowflakes and Shopping 2023

High Street:

Somerset Wildlife Trust

E18hteen Gin

Chock Shop

Chocolate Garden

Gourmet Poke

La Bonne Crepe

Little Smoker

LP Catering

Miller and Parker Agriculture

Misso Lives

A and A Avon

Butterfly Boba

Chickies Scotch Eggs

Churros El Quijote

Coco's Chocolate

Country Bumpkins

Dough Bros

Doggy Bakes

Farmhouse Pies

G and Tea Ltd

Gallery 59

Glastonbury Cheese

Happy Face Painting

Jewellery Lover

JJ's African Kitchen

Mike's Pork

M And M Beverages

Maestros Pizza

Nomadic Barista

Quantock Steamers

Rock Gin

Rull Orchard

Sally's Bakes

Sam Fudge

Somerset Viking

Steven Hale

The Incredible Brewing co

The Pamper Box

The Sweet Delivery Co

UW Club

Yellow Door Cottage

Yum Yum Street Foods

Town Hall:

Fun n Fotos

British Flag Carnival Club

Firs Farm Flavours

Arv's Wood Crafts

Bridgwater Sea Cadets


M and R Papercrafts

Skye High Cake Designs

Art By Nicky Farrell

Victoria Apsey Designs

Rachel By Rachel Rosemary

Laura Designs

Amy Wax Cottage

Believe in Books

On the Button

Feeling Groovy

Our Little Twist

Handmade By Lisa

The Missing Piece

Bloom Glass Painting