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Hat Fair at Winchester's Christmas Market!

With Play to the Crowd collaborating with Winchester Cathedral to bring some exciting performances to the Christmas Market, Hat Fair had the opportunity to present two brilliant acts for festive shoppers to enjoy.

The first, Halo, a gorgeous glow show, helped to open Winchester’s Christmas Market on Friday 19 November in the Inner Close. Halo featured bright LED hula-hoops and juggling sticks, as well as sizzling fire displays.

The second, Worldbeater’s Spark!, was a surprise pop-up performance at the Christmas Market on Thursday 25 November. The walk-about show combined high-impact drumming, dynamic choreography and beautiful lighting to create a stunning display for audiences.

fire display

“The collaboration between Winchester Cathedral and Play to the Crowd is pivotal in the continued recovery of cultural activity in the heart of the city.”

- Alison Evans, Chief Operating Officer at Winchester Cathedral

Andrew Loretto, Hat Fair and Playmakers Director for Play to the Crowd said, “It was great to collaborate with Winchester Cathedral to bring exciting visiting acts to two evenings of the Christmas Market. I look forward to Hat Fair and Playmakers developing this partnership for future festive treats.”

Hat Fair will continue to bring festive cheer to Winchester on Saturday 4 December, in collaboration with Winchester BID. Keep an eye out for The Meanderthals while you enjoy your Christmas shopping on the High Street!