This year’s Christchurch Christmas Festival takes place on Saturday 29 November and, as last year, there is a whole day of Christmas fun and activities taking place throughout the town.
The Christmas market in the High Street will take place from 10am to 7pm with a variety of food, drink and Christmas gifts for sale. There will be a full programme of music and entertainment throughout the day in Saxon Square and other locations in the town.
Santa and his reindeer will ‘fly’ into Peeks Partystore car park in Reid Street at 4pm and will process down Bargates to arrive in the High Street at 4.30pm.
Santa will then take his reindeer down to the Priory Church where they can be petted and children can hand in their Christmas wish letters.
The Christmas lights switch-on will take place in the High Street at the later time of 6pm.
A photography competition for the borough’s three secondary schools will take place with prizes awarded for the best images of the Christmas Festival.
Date: Saturday 29 November 2014
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Christchurch Town Centre