Welling Sparkle Christmas 2023
On 19th November, we will have a Welling celebration of Christmas. Fabulous Christmas Market with gift Stalls, Kids Fun, Seasonal Food, Mulled wine, hot chocolate, live entertainment, Santa and more at a BRAND NEW larger location of the Westwood Lane car park! Then we will head down to the cannon for the switch on.
We are planning to get a big Christmas tree for Welling corner again and we would like to get a good number of Christmas lights in Welling Town Centre, spreading out from Welling Corner on Bellegrove Road, Upper Wickham Lane and Welling High Street.
Discover Welling loves to support the local community, so we are also going to ‘pay it forward’ again this year by donating £5 for a present towards the Salvation Army Christmas toy appeal for every lamp post that we light up. We will also be giving our sponsors the opportunity to upgrade their sponsorship to include donating a Christmas experience to a family in need.
Each year, Bexley Council give each town centre a grant to use towards promoting the town centre and this year, the grant is for £2,695. It was decided by the Welling Town Business Associates to put some of the grant this year towards the monthly Bellegrove Road pop up market and the armed services day. This means that we will have £1,500 from the council to put towards the Christmas lights.
Local businesses and groups are getting involved with sponsorship but we would also like to invite our community to participate through this crowdfunding campaign. Your pledges, large or small, will make a difference to what we can organise for the Welling community and enable us to bring some sparkle to Welling again this year.
Welling Sparkle and lights switch on Christmas 2022
Last year, we made the Welling Sparkle bigger than ever by bringing the Christmas market to the new location of the Nags Head Lane car park.
Sponsorship and Supporters
Thank you to the following businesses and groups who have sponsored a lamp post.
We would also like to thank everyone who donated at least £50 towards the lights and logos for each business will be added to our thank you sticker.
Here is a selection of photos of some of the shops that look festive.