CANCELLED: BATTERY TO BE ILLUMINATED AS THE CHRISTMAS GARDEN RETURNS TO SANDOWN

The Christmas Garden 2021 PosterOrganisers have confirmed that this year’s event has been CANCELLED due to COVID.

The Christmas Garden is back this December to light up Sandown Battery with festive spirit and fun for all the family.

This completely free community event on Sunday 19th December, from 17:00-19:30, will celebrate one of Sandown Bay’s most fascinating monuments and coastal gardens, bringing the buildings and greenspace to brilliant life.

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For 2021, The Christmas Garden will once again host its star-rivalling illuminations, craft workshops, tree dressing and musical performances. Tuck into homemade drinks and treats, toast marshmallows on glowing campfires, dance in the snow (sort of!), make your own Christmas wishes or even your own reindeer.

The Christmas Garden is funded by The Common Space and Bay-based business ARC and curated by a team of young Bay creatives. It’s hosted by one of the UK’s most curious micro-museums, the National Poo Museum too, home to possibly the world’s only talking toilet.

Lily George, the young Sandown-based creative producer who is organising the event for the first time this year, said:

“I love my work bringing cultural and carnival arts to my hometown of Sandown and am looking forward to shining the seasonal lights on this extraordinary historic space mid-way in the Bay.

“Public, outdoor places such as the Battery are more important to our community than ever before as places to meet and to celebrate… so wrap up warm and join us by the tree and around the fire for a magical, fleeting few hours of real Christmas spirit!”

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