Christmas comes to Nailsea

SANTA, stilt-walking fairies, street performers and free food are just some of the attractions which will be attracting shoppers to Nailsea in the run up to Chrismtas.

Crown Glass Shopping Centre is putting on a host of festive events for its customers over the next few weeks.

Later today (Friday), BBC weather presenter Jemma Cooper will switch on the Christmas tree lights at 6.30pm in Somerset Square to kick off the seasonal events.

The Salvation Army band will be playing seasonal favourites and there will be free festive food samples on offer during the evening.

Face painters, street performers, a rollerskating robin and a stilt-walking fairy will be entertaining shoppers from 4pm.


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On December 7 from 6.30pm the Salvation Army band will lead choir singing around the 30ft Christmas tree.

Entertainment will start again at 4pm with a strolling Santa handing out free gifts and craft stalls in Colliers Walk.

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Crafts and an array of food will also be on sale on December 15 at a special festive Farmers’ and Craft Market.

Throughout the following week, children from local schools will be singing carols in Somerset Square from 2-3pm.

Centre manager, James Lucas, said: “Our Christmas tree switch-on and carol evening were both extremely popular last year – and this year we are aiming to be even bigger and better, with lots for everyone.”

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