Santa will sail in on Wells Christmastide

Father Christmas arrives at the Wells Christmas Tide festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Father Christmas arrives at the Wells Christmas Tide festival. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

The coast is set for a day of festive frolics when the Christmastide flows into town.

This year's event is expected to draw thousands to the town on Saturday, December 3.

There will be entertainment from 10am in Staithe Street, with decorated shops and stalls.

Acts include the Norwich Samba Band, the Thundermental street performers, the Dickensian Ding Dong, the Ukelele Elves and a host of street buskers.

At 5pm, the town's Christmas Lights will be turned on by BBC Look East husband and wife presenters David Whiteley and Amelia Reynolds.


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This will be followed by the traditional lantern parade down Staithe Street to the Quay where crowds will assemble in readiness for Santa's arrival by boat, the opening of his grotto and a fantastic fireworks display.

Staithe Street will be closed from 10am until 7pm and the Quay will be closed from 4pm to 8pm.

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