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NEWPORT TO HOST ‘DAY OF CHRISTMAS’ THIS WEEKEND

Copy Of Happy Holiday Winter Instagram PostNewport will play host to a ‘Day of Christmas’ this weekend, with a market, ice rink and live performances throughout the day.

The Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council has arranged the fantastic Christmas event to switch on the town’s Christmas Lights. The aim of the day is to celebrate the community of Newport and bring vibrancy and entertainment to the County Town of the Isle of Wight.

The event will take place on Saturday 20th November, with the big lights switch-on at 18:00.

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Councillor Geoff Brodie, Chair of Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council said:

“Saturday has seen a great deal of advance planning by Community Council staff. We now hope that local residents will come along and enjoy the day. A day when we can all enjoy events to get us in the mood for Christmas. I only wish my knees were up to ice skating!”

Market Days CIC has arranged a Christmas Market in St Thomas Square with over 20 local makers and producers bringing you crafts and gifts.

Claire Kennard from Market Days CIC said:

“We are really looking forward to a great day that brings people to Newport and showcases some of the great things about the town, our aim is to revive markets on the Isle of Wight and we are really proud to be part of the this fabulous festive day.”

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Alongside the market stalls in St Thomas Square there will be singing from Barton School Choirs, busking, balloon making and band performances galore, as well as the chance to meet some of the resident donkeys from the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

The festivities continue to St James Square where there is a stage and performances by Huxely Magic, Snostoppin’ Huskies, Jukebox Jazz, Maurice Kachuk and more.

The ice rink at Newport Quay is fully booked but there will be food and drink available in a mini food festival with food trailers and refreshments available inside The Riverside Centre, where there will be more craft stalls.

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CONFUSED!!
CONFUSED!!
15 days ago

It’s still only November for crying out loud!! We’ll probably be celebrating Easter next week!! LOL

fred
fred
14 days ago

Yes, please, all come to Newport, spread the Christmas cheer and covid around. Fed up with granny coming to visit for Christmas, bring her along, with any luck you’ll be rid of in a few weeks. And please don’t forget to F the environment and consume!

John Freeman
John Freeman
Reply to  fred
12 days ago

Hi I totally agree what stupidity folks mingling together I drove down the high St windows closed as they were counting down it was heaving with so many people they deserve all they get Covid is rife on the island didn’t see anyone wearing a mask I headed for Ryde fish and chip in peace at Whites fish restaurant it was empty Happy Days they were all in Newport Ha Ha Stay Safe wear a mask ..

Paul Parsons
Paul Parsons
14 days ago

Is there the vehicle light parade still on a 18.20 as I would love to come join in as my vehicle can be all light up at night to join in the celebrations

Robbo
Robbo
12 days ago

I was very disappointed in the Christmas Market it didn’t have any Christmas stalls just the same old stuff from the Tuesday Market and the ice rink was small very disappointed in it I think if they were going to do an ice rink and Christmas Market the I think should of use church Litten Park

 

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