The festive season kicked off in true Christmas spirit in Stroud last night with the return of the town’s ever-popular Goodwill Evening.
The seasonal event offered everything from delicious festive food to entertainment for all the family and the lantern parade returned again this year.
To help celebrate the evening a night market went ahead at the Cornhill market place with a myriad of stalls selling a wide range of arts and crafts and lots of tasty food too.
Organisers of this year’s annual Goodwill Evening say they have had an amazing response from shopkeepers, with more than ever staying open late plus special offers, competitions and of course the treasure hunt.
Talented photographer Paul Nichols caught all the fun an action at the event.