Nailsea’s Christmas fair and light switch-on

PUBLISHED: 09:49 29 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:49 29 November 2019

The town centre team switching on Nailsea's Christmas lights last year.

The town centre team switching on Nailsea's Christmas lights last year.


Santa visits, mince pie eating competitions and a fancy dress parade will mark the start of the Christmas countdown in Nailsea.

Crown Glass Shopping Centre has organised a whole day of events, ending with the Christmas lights switch-on this Friday.

The festivities begin at 2pm with a Christmas party for children aged three to six, with the shopping centre's mascot Honeysuckle the Bee. There will be games, music and a party bag for all the children to take home.

Children can dress as their favourite princess or cartoon character for the fancy dress parade at 4.30pm, with prizes for everyone.

The parade will be followed by the shopping centre's talent competition, Searching For Stars.

Talented performers can take to the stage for the chance to win a recording session.

Singers, dancers, choirs, bands and performers are invited to enter the contest.

Next on the programme is the entertaining mince pie eating competition at 6.30pm.

Competitive foodies will battle it out to try to beat the record for eating the most mince pies.

Participants will need to ingest three of the puddings in under 54 seconds to secure a Guinness World Record.

Santa's grotto will be open from 5-6.45pm and 7.15-8pm and children can pop in to visit the jolly fellow to tell him what gift they are hoping for under the tree this year.

Santa will be taking a little break at 7pm to switch on Nailsea's Christmas lights and fill the town with festive cheer.

The entertainment will continue with live music and performances and the winners of the Search for the Stars talent contest will be announced at 7.30pm.

Shoppers can pick up gifts and food and drink for the festive season from the stalls which will be open from 5-9pm.

Anyone keen to take on the mince pie eating challenge or show off their skills in the talent contest, can email

The winner of the mince pie challenge will take home a £50 Wetherspoons voucher.

To book for the Christmas party with Honeysuckle the Bee, visit

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