Christmas in Northampton Town Centre 2019

Christmas in Northampton town centre 2019

We have a whole range of fun festivities going on around Christmas. Click any of the badges below to find out more ...

Everything you need for this Christmas is right here in Northampton town centre. So, make sure your festive season is all wrapped up and find out where to shop, how to enter our Golden Ticket Christmas Prize Draw and what festive events are taking place in the lead up to this Christmas.

Golden Ticket Christmas Competition

Our Golden Ticket competition is back – your chance to win shopping vouchers to spend in the town centre.

Click on the back page of our Golden Ticket (the second image below) to print it out.

Print it out, complete and hand post this entry into one of our 20 Golden Ticket Prize Draw Post Boxes. Alternately Golden Tickets will be available from town centre businesses. If you have any questions about these entry forms or how to enter please email us:

One prize draw will take place on 14 December 2019, with four Golden Ticket winners announced at the prize draw. Each winner will receive £500 worth of vouchers. This will be split into 2x £250 vouchers for businesses of their choice. Winners will be contacted by phone after the prize draw. Terms and conditions apply. Click here

Peppa Pig and George at the Lights Switch-On


Peter Rabbit™ and Paddington™ and The Frost Fair


Christmas Windows Competition

Our windows competition returns for a second year, with businesses challenged to embrace the festive spirit and decorate their shop fronts.

Once again there will be overall winner for Northampton town centre and also winners for the following town centre areas:

  • Abington Street
  • Bridge Street, College St, Gold St & Gold Street Mews
  • Sheep Street, The Drapery & The Parade
  • Grosvenor Centre & Market Walk
  • The Cultural Quarter (Derngate, George Row, Guildhall, The Ridings & St Giles Street)

The 2019 Christmas Windows Competition will be launched early December and shoppers will be invited to vote for their favourite festive displays on the BID’s Facebook page.

Last year nearly 2,300 votes were cast for the 38 businesses which entered the Northampton town centre Business Improvement District competition.

Vintage Guru was crowned the overall winner in the town centre’s Christmas Windows competition. They secured more than 400 votes - nearly one fifth of all the votes cast.  

For terms and conditions, click here and for a registration form click HERE.

FREE Parking

Shoppers will now be able to enjoy free parking in the lead up to Christmas – thanks to Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) and Northampton Borough Council.

The BID and the Borough Council are co-funding this initiative, which will mean free parking in the town centre’s four Borough Council car parks on the following five Saturdays: 23 November (the day of the Christmas lights switch-on), 30 November and the 7, 14 and 21 December 2019.

In addition, the BID and Borough Council will provide free parking from 5.30pm on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Monday 23 December – to coincide with Grosvenor Shopping’s late opening evenings (shops are open until 7.30pm).

The Borough Council’s four car parks in question are: Grosvenor, Mayorhold, St Michael’s and St John’s.

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