Late Night Shopping & Christmas Light Switch On!

This year, we have been working very hard to try and make Fareham West Street more exciting.

We formed 'Fareham Community Forum' - which is essentially just a large group of business owners & traders in Fareham trying to engage with the community. 

We built a dialog with Fareham Borough Council & we've managed to convince them to allow us to extend their already massive Christmas Lights Switch On Event. 

From 2pm on Sunday 25th November, here's what you can expect to find at the Western end of West Street (towards the train station):

- Hand-built Lantern Parade - The Crafty Makery have been working with parents of Fareham to organise a parade of Lanterns for children to both build & parade with along West Street (message us if you/your children want to be involved. So far there are hundreds of children already attending!

- Lights & Trees will be lit along ALL of West Street for the first time in 4 years!

- Shish Kebabs & Tasters from Sea of Spice Fareham

- Gosport Scooter Club showcasing their finest Lambretta & Vespa's

- South Coast Transporters showing their customised VW Campervans

- 3 Locations of outdoor live music outside various businesses on West Street

- Warm waffles & coffees from Frozen Gelato Fareham 

- DJ's from Heathen Chemistry Records

- Coffee, cakes & biscuits from The Garden Shed Cafe 

- The157store will be finishing it's Black Friday Sale, with Sunday being the last chance to utilise our clearance prices!

- Also, to help create a community spirit, we will be using this opportunity of increased foot-fall in our store to publicise local musicians & bands. Our store playlist will feature only local music & we will have leaflets, gig tickets & we're working a social media campaign to help this. If you're a musician or in a local band, please email us at to be featured! :) 

- Plus, over 50 business & stores will be open late to kick off the festive 'Late Night Shopping' period

Special thanks to Shane at The Crafty Makery for pulling this off. We couldn't have done it without him. 

Shops open at 10am

Events & Music start from 2pm

Light Switch on in Centre at 4.30pm

Lantern parade at Western-End of West Street from 4.30pm

Shops close at 6pm (Unless we're all super busy!)

This is the start of something big. Help us build a community in Fareham again by visiting us on Sunday 25th November. We will be working on many more events and occasions throughout 2019. 

Let's make Fareham great again. West Street is known as 'The Golden Mile' after all! 

- Tyler @ 157