Celebrate the countdown to Christmas in Basildon on Saturday 18 November. The fun kicks off at 12 noon in Eastgate as Santa arrives to take up his place in his magical Grotto.
Between 12 and 4 there will be plenty of family fun provided by the Magical Snow Lion, two Bouncy Elves, a Victorian Christmas Comedy show, festive stilt walkers, La Luna Trapeze artists, inflateable snowmen and ice princesses.
There's lots going on outside in the Town Square too including festive stalls and real reindeer, plus the launch of the town's first ever FREE ice rink. At 5pm the town gathers to see the lights switch on accompanied by some festive fireworks! Make sure you join us for Basildon's Christmas Celebration.