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Southend gears up for Christmas
12:53pm Friday 26th October 2012 in Echo News
A WINTER wonderland is set to emerge in Southend in the run-up to Christmas.
The fun begins with a Christmas Spectacular on Saturday November 17 when the lights will be switched on.
Families can enjoy a series of events on the High Street from 8.30am until 5.30pm including a parade involving Santa and his real live reindeer. The parade will start at Victoria Circus at 1pm.
There will also be roaming performers, a fires show, and then fireworks will be set off at 5.30pm.
A Christmas Farmers and Craft Market will also be in the High Street Saturday from November 17 to December 22 as well as Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th December .
On December 1, a festive fun day will be held from 11am until 4pm with street performers, Christmas workshops and face painting for children, a Santa cycle ride, and he Arriva ‘Story Bus’.