Five things to do in North Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:55 29 November 2019

The band strikes up at a previous Nailsea Community Christmas Fair.

The band strikes up at a previous Nailsea Community Christmas Fair.

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Christmas-themed activities will take place as the area prepares for the most wonderful time of the year.

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.

The Christmas fair and light switch-on is taking place in Crown Glass Shopping Centre on Friday from 2-8pm.

Games and entertainment starts at 2pm. There will also be a character fancy dress parade, a Santa's grotto, a mince pie eating competition, followed by the lights switch-on at 7pm.

The 39 Steps will be performed at Backwell Playhouse. Picture: Susie PainThe 39 Steps will be performed at Backwell Playhouse. Picture: Susie Pain

- An Alfred Hitchcock thriller will be recreated on the stage.

The 39 Steps will be performed at Backwell Playhouse, in Mariners Drive, from tonight (Friday) to tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.

Tickets, priced £12, are available at 01179 633586 or by clicking here.

Christmas lights will be switched on in Long Ashton.  Picture: MARK ATHERTONChristmas lights will be switched on in Long Ashton. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

- Festive lights will be switch on in a village.

A Christmas lights switch-on will be held at Long Ashton's community centre, in Keedwell Hill, on Saturday at 5pm.

Congresbury Christmas fair. Picture: Mark AthertonCongresbury Christmas fair. Picture: Mark Atherton

- A Christmas-time Imaginarium will take place at Congresbury's Middlecombe Nursery, in Wrington Road, on Sunday until December 23 from 10am-4pm.

Evening illuminations will be on from 4-7pm on Sunday, December 5, December 8, December 11, December 15 and December 20.

A donation to a charity is encouraged.

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary general manager Sarah Schranz.       Picture: MARK ATHERTONHolly Hedge Animal Sanctuary general manager Sarah Schranz. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

- A Barrow Gurney animal sanctuary will host a festive fair this weekend.

The Holly Hedge Christmas fair will be held at the community centre, in Keedwell Hill, on Sunday from 11am-4pm.

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