Dorking Gala Night 2017
Thursday 7 December – 6.00- 8.30pm – when roads will be closed.
Free Parkng from 3pm.
The Theme is “A Traditional Christmas”, and will continue to be that theme in subsequent years by popular request.
The Chamber liaising with Mole Valley District Council will close a portion of the High Street between the Oxfam Shop and Pump Corner, plus all West Street and the exit from Waitrose Car Park to West Street is also closed, forcing those cars to exit to South Street for 3 hrs.
Stalls are set up. Spaces are available on application to Mole Valley in South Street and the High Street for a small pre-paid fee and on presentation of proof of insurance and risk assessment. West Street have a more restricted number managed by West Street Traders liaising with Mole Valley,
Local Acts are invited to submit a request to perform to Mole Valley Events Coordinator and working with the BID Manager they allocate where acts will perform and when.
The Chamber working with Mole Valley and local Sponsors provide some roving entertainers, a master of ceremonies outside Barclays. In South Street you will find Live Reindeer (Sponsored by Scotts the Jewellers 2017) , Live Music and Santa, plus Snow is Guaranteed to fall outside Waitrose! West Street has a showground Organ, the Scouts provide a BBQ and there are stalls.
Many premises throughout the town open their doors and offer free hospitality.
The Chamber needs about 40 marshals to assist with the road closure and ensure the safety of the 4000 or so who attend. If you have any time on Gala Night to spare please contact Chairman@dorkingchamber.co.uk. Even giving us half and hour helps!