Farewell to Howick Village’s Midnight Madness –
Hello to our new event – Christmas Fair 2020!
Following in-depth discussions with Police and results from our recent event survey through our businesses, Howick Village Association has made the difficult decision not to proceed with ‘Midnight Madness’ in 2020.
This decision has been made to alleviate the major issue of teenage anti-social behaviour and drunkenness, experienced at our events in 2018 and 2019.
Instead, Howick Village Association are creating a new event ‘Christmas Fair’ for the same scheduled date of Friday 20 November 2020.
This event will be established to return to our original concept as a festive shopping promotion, first and foremost, and a safe place for families and our community, to enjoy.
We will have a stage (possibly two) with entertainment, a children’s zone with rides, Santa’s Grotto, food vendors and of course, our iconic markets.
The Police will support our new time schedule and road closure of 5.30pm to 9.30pm.
Picton Street and Moore Street will re-open to traffic from 9.30pm.
Howick Village Association