Festivities have well and truly begun in the heart of Westbourne this Christmas and Saturday 3rd December promises to be even more spectacular.
The past weekend saw children gather to meet Westbourne’s own Santa in the Arcade alongside balloon modellers entertaining the crowds and the Barbershop Quartet performing in the streets getting shoppers in the Christmas spirit!
Saturday 3rd December will see the arrival of the FIRST EVER Christmas Light Fiesta supported by the Coastal BID take place in Westbourne as it is lit up and all aglow with entertainment and light themed activities taking place in Landseer road, from 4 – 6 pm.
Music and entertainment will be provided by Rossano Sal and throughout the day there will also be music, performers and dancers, UV lights, LED balloons, glow paint, and Simon Chainey wowing the crowd with his awe inspiring fire show. Come and see the ‘Higher Beings’ Christmas themed stilt walkers elevating above the Christmas shoppers on the 3rd December.
Other activities include the annual Sausage Eating Competition held at 12pm – noon at Peter Treble Butchers in Westbourne judged by Miss Galaxy and President of the Westbourne Business Association, and Director of the Coastal BID Lia Martin.
Jamie Jigsaw a local children’s entertainer will be in Westbourne on the 17th December (10am – 2pm) juggling and entertaining all whilst you wait in line to see Santa. Diamond Faces will also be face painting sparkle and glitter across children’s faces every Saturday.
The children’s ‘Follow the Star’ competition runs throughout the whole of December, starting and finishing at Life and Sole, Seamoor Rd, you can pick up your free competition form and take a tour around Westbourne to locate the 9 golden stars, and there is a chance to win your every own Limited edition Love Westbourne Teddy Bear.
Santa’s grotto, in association with Westbourne Rotary will run from 10am to 4pm on 3rd as well as 10th and 17th December and costs just £4 with the monies raised going to charity.
Post your children’s letters to Santa from Life and Sole before 9th December so your children get their reply before Christmas!
Other FREE pop up activities throughout the Christmas Festival period take place on 10th and 17th December as well as gingerbread decorating, Christmas card making, fir cone decorating, festive storytelling and late night shopping in the Arcade every Thursday evening.