We had so much fun at our Car Free Day in September, we decided to have another big community celebration in the run up to Christmas.
Although the day’s fun started outdoors with an ‘Elf Run’ on The Mystery (hosted by the Junior Park Run Gang), this time for the main event we didn’t shut the road down to cars, electing to keep a bit warmer by keeping things inside!
The main focus of the day was our gorgeous Carnegie Library, which hosted a Christmas Market full of local arts, crafts and seasonal produce, with Christmas Carols and a full brass band on the steps, teas, coffees, pastries and brownies from our friends at nearby cafe Bean There and awesome music from a host of Wavertree talent including Nick Ellis and Aaron Ellis. It was fantastic to see our library space come alive!
We also had more carols, stalls and family activities a little further down the High Street at Assess Education. Dena and her team at Assess do amazing work with our young people, and have always been great supporters of Love Wavertree, not least helping us out with rooms for community meetings (and giving us delicious coffee and cakes from Dena’s other business – Papa’s!)
The Love Wavertree team designed an ‘Elf Trail’ to encourage families to visit a number of our buildings along the High Street, with The Wavertree Society selling calendars and gifts of local interest from the Lock Up and ‘Archangel Andrea’ hosting Santa’s Grotto at the Prince Alfred. In the build up to the event, Andrea led our community collection of toys and food donations for local families in need of a little bit of extra help for Christmas, which we distributed through our primary schools.
Another wonderful community day on Wavertree High Street.
We loved our Wavo Wonderland!