Christmas Market Postponed
Langport is the first town we’ve heard from in Somerset where plans for the usual Christmas market have been cancelled. The town knows how to put on a show. Around four weekends before Christmas the streets are usually taken over with markets, a brass band, mummers, carol singing and a massive fireworks display on Cocklemoor.
But not this year. The amount of planning required to put on a large event in a small town is no small matter.
And with all the uncertainty (social distancing rules, where we might be with the COVID 19 virus in December etc) cancelling seemed like the safest bet. In a statement the organisers explained “We have decided, as a Committee to take a responsible stance and have a `fallow year’ this year and bring you an even better Christmas Fair on Saturday 4th December 2021 (put the date in your diaries now!).”
It will be sad to see the town without the usual festivities, but safety first.
However that does not mean Langport town centre will give up on Christmas altogether. The usual display of white lights throughout will make the place look festive and plans are being discussed with local businesses to see what else can be done to make things jolly and lively.