Brid’s Christmas event at weekend

Bridlington SPA'Photo call for the Panto Cast'PA1138-10r'Cast with Sponsor Joan Stephenson from Eastfield Garden Centre
Bridlington SPA'Photo call for the Panto Cast'PA1138-10r'Cast with Sponsor Joan Stephenson from Eastfield Garden Centre

WHILE there is no traditional Christmas light switch on, Bridlington Town Council promises a day full of festive fun in their Christmas event this weekend.

On Saturday, December 10, the fun begins at 11am in the Promenades Shopping Centre.

The Town Council will host stalls including a tombola for the SSAFA Forces charity, and a lucky dip stall for Katie Walker Cancer Trust – along with traditional mince pies, 500 which were supplied by Boyes staff, and mulled wine.

Also from 11am, the cast of the Spa’s Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime will be meeting crowds at the Promenades until 12.30pm.

Local choirs will be performing in the centre, the Bridlington Girls choir from 11am-12 noon, the Christian Carollers from 12 noon-1pm, Quay Primary School from 1pm-2pm, Bay Primary School from 2pm-3pm and Burlington School from 3pm-4pm.

Bridlington Mayor Cyril Marsburg said: “The Town Council promote this Christmas as being about community, charity and local business.

“We would like to thank everyone who has come together to provide this Christmas event, and we look forward to a wonderful day.”

Father Christmas, will be sat on his throne by the Christmas tree in the Promenades from 11am-5pm and invites all children to call in for a chat.

Santa’s appearance has been organised by Bridlington Lions Club and he will be assisted by Nanny McFee and club members.

He will also be in the Promenades between 12pm and 4pm on December 11, 17, 18 and between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday December 8, 15, and 22. Visits to Santa are free and sweets will be handed out to children.

As an extra yuletide treat, the Spa will host a performance of A Christmas Carol in the Spa Theatre at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 concessions, and are available from the box office.

This year, the Town Council are hosting a special event for the very first time– Bridopoly – in conjunction with the Spa, The Promenades, local shops and businesses.

Based on Monopoly, the game will involve children collecting cards and having them stamped in various locations around the town.

The Brighthouse store in the Promenades is offering a special Christmas competition, the Cosy Christmas Draw. Tickets are available for £1 and give people the chance to win a range of Brighthouse goods including furniture, televisions and other goods. The Promenades Shopping Centre will be open until 7pm every evening for late night shopping, up until Christmas.