Christmas 2018

Christmas in Hay on Wye – here’s a snapshot of the goings-on in 2018 thanks to everyone who made it the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER . . . 

The Winners!

Following the draw for our grand fundraising raffle last night (Friday 30th November) we can now announce the winning tickets. Please get in touch if you have one of the winning tickets.

£250 Hay Vouchers – ticket 2646, won by Becky Banning (CLAIMED)

£100 Hay Vouchers – ticket 91, won by Ellen Boyd Green (CLAIMED)

£50 Hay Vouchers – ticket 2513. won by Josie Pearson (CLAIMED)

Midweek stay at Westbrook Court B&B – ticket 295, won by M Owen

£50 voucher from Number Two – ticket 735, won by Jackie Slater (CLAIMED)

Two tickets to The Globe Christmas Ceilidh – ticket 2384, won by Derek Glashan (CLAIMED)

£50 voucher from Charlotte of Hay – ticket 637, won by Golesworthys (CLAIMED)

Three Course Sunday Lunch at The Swan – ticket 549, won by Ali Morgan

Fjord Gift Pack from Flow – ticket 167, won by Marlene Millwood

Clock from The Thoughtful Gardener – ticket 2041, won by Emily & Rich (CLAIMED)

Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, and all of the businesses who generously donated prizes!

Make the magic happen . . . 

Get involved! Help us to light up Hay this Christmas 2018! We need to raise around six thousand pounds to fund the installation and maintenance of the lights, taking them down again in January, and the costs of the “Switching On” event at the end of November.

Christmas raffle

Grand Fundraising Raffle!

This year we are running a brand new fundraiser – an amazing raffle which could allow you to do all of your Christmas shopping in Hay! The first prize is £250 of Hay Vouchers, and we also have some incredible prizes for runners-up. Here’s how you can get involved…

You can buy tickets at:


Hay Deli

Green Ink Booksellers

Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade

Number Two

Broad Street Books

Charlotte of Hay

Tourist Information Bureau

The Swan at Hay

The Fudge Shop.

Look out for more outlets coming soon!

The full list of prizes is as follows:

First prize: £250 of Hay Vouchers

Second prize: £100 of Hay Vouchers

Third prize: £50 of Hay Vouchers

Runners-up prizes (listed in the order they were received):

One night’s midweek stay at Westbrook Court B&B (T&Cs apply)

A Fjord Gift Pack from Flow

£50 voucher from Number Two

£50 voucher from Charlotte of Hay

Three course Sunday lunch at The Swan

A Garden Clock from The Thoughtful Gardener

Plus amazing quiz prizes:

A box of delicious fudge from The Fudge Shop

£20 gift voucher for Satori Designs

A bottle of fine port donated by Trish Richardson of Hay Day Cafe

£20 gift voucher for Otherworldz

christmas lights donations

Thank you to everyone who donated over the last couple of years and everyone who is donating so generously towards the 2018 effort already! We hope businesses and residents will want to contribute towards the lights, which really add a touch of magic to Christmas in Hay. Here’s how you can play your part:

Donate online now via PayPal or credit card.

Drop off a donation in person with Andrew at Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade.

Give us a call on 01497 822882 and we’ll collect from you.

An army of Chamber Elves will also be out and about collecting from businesses – please give generously!