Get ready for the best in Christmas shopping!
Thursday 29 November - Monday 24 December
Get ready for the best in Christmas shopping and festive fun when Stockton Sparkles returns. Thursday 29 November 5 - 7pm
Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 December
Saturday 15 December 11am - 3pm
Stockton High Street’s Christmas light switch on. Olympic Gold Medal winner Kat Copeland will be switching on the lights at 6pm, joined by a host of special guests including the hugely popular Wildcats of Kilkenny. The Christmas light switch on also marks the first late night shopping openings in the town centre – the perfect time to pick up a few presents!
The ever popular Christmas Market returns to the Parish Church Gardens, selling an amazing range of festive goodies including creative kits and crafts, jewellery and other gifts. As well as great items to buy, the Christmas spirit will be alive and well with a programme of live music on the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evenings.
Look out for some exciting Street Theatre in the town centre – who knows what you will see!
Saturday 1 December 10am - 3.30pm
Friday 7 - Saturday 8 December
Be amazed by the incredible giant snow globe on Dovecot Street. Step inside and have your picture taken!
See some amazing ice sculptures created in front of your eyes at Parish Gardens and give a big bear hug to welcome back Bjorn the Polar Bear! Other great family entertainment includes face painting, story telling, arts & crafts fun and carol singers.
Sunday 16 December 2pm Come and enjoy the Reindeer Parade on Stockton High Street as Santa and his helpers come to Stockton! Don’t forget to enter the children’s competition to be in the parade. Visit www.stockton.gov.uk/ reindeerparade
For details of precise times visit www.stocktonsparkles.co.uk
Arts, Culture and Leisure Big plans for great experiences PAGE 64
The Winter 2012 edition of Stockton News