A BIG Christmas Thank You!

Santa and helpers holding thank you ball on New Bond Street . We Are Weymouth.

Only 9 days to go until Weymouth’s BIG Christmas’s Opening Night on December 4th and organisers Weymouth BID would like to thank those who are taking to the stage or aiding with the colossal task of producing the 23-day event.

JRG_0512 medThis year BIG Christmas, 4th-27th December, has been a community effort with local organisations playing a part in the celebrations throughout the month.

Weymouth’s BIG Christmas is 23 days of festive fun including Weymouth’s FIRST Real Ice Rink, Santa’s Grotto, 3 weekends of entertainment, Christmas Market and more.

BIG Thank you to our sponsors Silver Sponsor Wetherspoon and category sponsors SEALIFE Adventure Park, Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Goadsby and Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to Cineworld who are housing Santa’s Grotto this year with Dean & Reddyhoff saving a special “sleigh space” in their car park for Santa at no cost. £1 from every ticket sold for Santa’s Grotto will be donated to Julia’s House, the only children’s hospice charity in Dorset dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county and in South Wiltshire.

Performers giving their time include Weymouth Rock Choir, St Andrews School Choir, Hazel Scott Dancers, Friends of Wessex Folk Festival and Rachel Scott Singers who are all taking to the stage to bring the festivities across the weekends.

Refresh, Church of Weymouth and Portland in action, are providing an interactive nativity on 13th December – don’t expect the traditional nativity scene, this one is with a twist!

Thank you to Weymouth & Portland Lions who are bringing the hit summer event ‘Out Loud Festival’ to December with Out Loud Christmas on 19th-20th. Lots of Christmas music from local artistes on the main stage.

A HUGE thank you to the Weymouth Community Volunteers who will be aiding with the smooth running of the weekend events.

Nigel Reed, BID Manager, said “It is excellent to see local organisations using BIG Christmas as a platform to showcase themselves. The event spans most of December with three weekends of entertainment, a Santa’s Grotto with the Real Ice Rink in town until 27th December. The combination of the business community and local organisations is great to see this time of year to benefit the town”

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE for Real Ice Rink and Santa’s Grotto at www.weareweymouth.co.uk/Christmas

Legs of skater on winter ice rink in outdoors

More information can be found at www.weareweymouth.co.uk/Christmas
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