Christchurch Christmas Festival lights switch-on0
Christchurch will once again be welcoming Father Christmas and his reindeer when they fly in for the Christchurch Christmas Festival on Saturday 30 November. But this year the lights switch-on will take place at a later time.
As in recent years, Father Christmas and his reindeer will fly into Peeks Partystore car park in Reid Street at 4.00pm and they will process down Bargates to arrive in the High Street at 4.30pm.
Father Christmas will then take his reindeer down to the Priory Church where the reindeer can be petted and children can give their Christmas wish letters to Father Christmas.
The Christmas lights switch-on will take place in the High Street at the later time of 6pm.