St Nicholas Night Association, Alcester
About St Nicholas Night Association, Alcester
St Nicholas Night sees our community join together on the High Street at this festive time of year, celebrating our church patron saint, St Nicholas. The annual event - always held 6th December - sees local charities and community groups lining the street with stalls, giving them a chance to raise much needed funds as well as encouraging volunteering and showcasing themselves to our 4000 revellers.
The festivities include a fayre with food and drink available, childrens' rides, Santa's grotto, local school choirs and musicians, the fantastic Alcester Victoria Silver Band, sideshows, our local favourites The White Hart Morris, a procession with vintage rally cars and of course the boy bishop himself. The street event is closed with a fabulous professional firework display, but don't forget the very special Compline service with Gregorian chant at the church, at 9pm. This is a unique evening and is a much loved stalwart on the varied event calendar of this fantastic town.
St Nicholas Night is run by an all-volunteer unpaid committee - the St Nicholas Night Association - comprised of locals who give their time and effort to make the evening a success. Like all things, the event has costs and we must pay for insurance, first aiders, road closures, advertising, licences etc. Costs are ever increasing and we need to raise more money year on year to secure the future of the event. We rely entirely on voluntary donations through the generosity of local people, local businesses and our sponsors.
However, this generosity does mean that St Nicholas Night is free to all, and open to all, without restriction.
And long may that continue.
Our Local Good Causes
St Nicholas Night aims to help showcase out local good causes and put them in the spotlight at the heart of our community. We are proud to have worked with the following groups in 2018:
Alcester Academy Young Enterprise
Alcester Baptist Church
Alcester and Bidford Rotary
Alcester and District Lions
Alcester and District Round Table
Alcester Guide and Scout Centre
Alcester in Bloom
Alcester RNLI Lifeboats
Alcester Nursery Studio
Alcester Roman Heritage Centre
Alcester Tennis Club
Alcester Town Football Club
Alcester Town Netball Club
Avon Cat Rescue
Breast Cancer Care
Friends of River Arrow
Friends of St Nicholas
Inner Wheel Club of Alcester
1st Salford Priors Guides
St Nicholas Alcester
West Warwickshire Explorer Scouts
World Challenge Bali