The event, organised by the town council, will take place on December 3 from 5pm to 8pm in the ‘Old Town’ and Market Square with local businesses offering late night shopping, and a craft market will fill the Old Library on Knockhundred Row - with plenty of opportunities to buy Christmas presents for all the family.
The popular Santa’s Grotto returns, organised by The Upholsterer on North Street and run by elves from Grace Church, which is free for families and includes a token gift for all children.
There will also be a selection of fairground rides which will be free to ride and live music which will add to the atmosphere.
For more information visit https://midhurst-tc.gov.uk/event/christmas-street-party/
Laura Jandac, who owns The Upholster with husband Milos, said: “We’re really excited. The Christmas Street Party goes back a very long time. It’s a tradition in Midhurst and really signals the start of the Christmas shenanigans here. The atmosphere is lovely and there seems to be more of a buzz around it each year.
“It’s always held on the first Friday of December and it’s nice and early this year. Midhurst Town Council organises it and the whole community gets involved. We open late and most shops provide mulled wine and mince pies, there’s music in Market Square.
“Because Christmas was such a write-off last year, there’s a feeling that everyone is going to do all they can to make up for it.”