Town’s Christmas event set to be the biggest yet

launch the Christmas Window Display competition at the Promenades Shopping Centre Bridlington. -- Pictured, Town Council, RSPCA ,Promenades, Boyes, Bridlington Lions, Yorkshire Coast Radio.

launch the Christmas Window Display competition at the Promenades Shopping Centre Bridlington. -- Pictured, Town Council, RSPCA ,Promenades, Boyes, Bridlington Lions, Yorkshire Coast Radio.

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Panto stars and local personalities, choirs, a brass band and Santa will be gathering in Bridlington for the town’s annual Christmas event.

Hosted by the Promenades Shopping Centre, Bridlington’s best Christmas bash is on Saturday 6 December and promises to be the best yet.

The Town Council co-ordinates and pulls together the various attractions and provides any funding. Mayor, Coun Shelagh Finlay, said: “I am really excited that we are able to do such a big Christmas event this year. Everyone is on board to make it a great day for the people of Bridlington.”

The festive fun starts at llam and lasts until 4pm.

Taking part are stars from this year’s Spa Panto “Sleeping Beauty” among them TV personality Rusty Lee, CBBCs Simon Grant, Touch of Frost John Lion, Lori-Suzanne Kellett and Louise Travis.

Throughout the day, choirs from local junior and secondary schools, the Christian Carollers and Coastal Voices will entertain as will Bridlington Excelsior Bank.

Visitors can have their photograph taken with costumed characters the Recycle Bears Eryc and Eryca along with Gaz and Cilla the Bridlington Seagulls plus local radio DJ Dex.

Santa’s Grotto, provided by Bridlington Lions Club, is there until 5pm so Father Christmas can find out what children want for December 25 and adding his voice to the proceedings will be Bridlington Town Crier David Hinde.

Bridlington Town Council will host fundraising stalls with the Bridlington RSPCA along with Town Councillors selling mince pies kindly donated by Boyes department store and shortbread from The Spa. Yorkshire Coast Radio is broadcasting live from the event.

Part of the Town Council’s Christmas events is a retail window display competition, which will run throughout November and December. The winner will be decided by public vote and a judging panel made up of the Mayor, Bridlington Lions Club, Bridlington Tourism Association and Bridlington RSPCA.

For all the details, including a full list of activities, retailer’s window competition entry form and a coupon to vote for the best window display visit the Town Councils website at www.bridlington.gov.uk.

Bridlington’s Christmas lights will be switched on during the weekend of November 22 and 23 to coincide with the annual Old Town Dickensian Christmas event.