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.
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.”
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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