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24 October 2017

Fareham's Winter Giant Christmas light switch on

On Friday 24th November Christmas officially gets underway in Fareham, with the spectacular free outdoor performance of our Winter Giant for the 2017 Christmas light switch on.

The family friendly fun starts at 4pm in West Street. Activities will include face painting, street entertainers, arts and crafts, the stilt walking Jack Frost band and we've even got reindeer! Festive refreshments will also be available.

John the Winter Giant will wake up at 5:30pm outside Westbury Manor Museum and begin his journey through Fareham Town Centre. Residents will follow our giant as he tells his story with lanterns and music. The finale will feature the Mayor and our Giant switching on the Christmas lights at 6:30pm.

After the light switch on, activities will continue at Westbury Manor until 7:30pm.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Sue Bell says, "This year our Christmas light switch on is completely different. John our Winter Giant will tell a heart-warming story as he walks through Fareham Town Centre. Come along and celebrate in this completely free, family friendly event as we officially start the countdown to Christmas 2017."



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