There’s just under two weeks to go until Dover Town Council’s spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On!
Saturday 5 December marks the start of the holiday season with fun for the whole family as Biggin Street to Market Square is transformed into a winter wonderland of stalls, entertainment, and holiday cheer. Supported by the Dover Town Team and the Healthy High Street Initiative, this year’s Switch On promises to be bigger and better than ever, kicking off at 10 am with the Christmas Workshop in the former Claire’s Accessories store on Biggin Street. There will be a climbing wall and smaller boulder wall for the little ones by the Prince Albert Public House from 10 am. A variety of performances will be showcased on the main stage from 12: 30 in the Market Square, lots of interesting stalls throughout the town, and various activities and performers all day long. The Real Reindeer are back in the Market Square vicinity and this year the Newfoundland Splashpals will be with us through the afternoon in Market Street with their Christmas Carriages. Santa arrives in his Grotto at the Market Square just after 12: 30.
From 4: 50 the Town Mayor of Dover and members of the Casts of the Dover Theatrical Christmas Pantomimes, (DODS) Beauty and the Beast, ( Blackfish) Sleeping Beauty and (Dover Youth Theatre) Santa in Peril, join the Dover Community Radio Roadshow, getting ready to turn on the Christmas illuminations at the stroke of 5. Don’t miss a second of the fun in store for all the family at Dover’s most festive event!
Programme of Events