Christmas Light Switch on, Canvey Island – Saturday 25th November
Canvey Island Town Council is making final preparations for its annual Christmas Event with Lights Switch on Saturday 25th November in the town centre on Furtherwick Road/top of the High Street, Canvey Island. The free entry event will officially start at 12 noon with an assortment of Christmas stalls, funfair, children’s activities, and attractions. The countdown to the light switch on, will be turned on at 4pm.
This year, the Town Council arranged for the return of the free ice-skating rink, which will be situated in Furtherwick Road. Santa’s Grotto will be returning, inside the Knightswick Centre. The grotto gifts have kindly been sponsored by Stibbards & Sons.
There will also be more free activities for children including, storytelling, Santa letter and inflatable snow globe that is the perfect prop for some amazing, seasonal pictures. Furtherwick Road will have fun fair rides and attractions and Christmas and food stalls will be available on the High Street.
Town Mayor Cllr Elaine Harvey said: “The Town Council is very excited about this upcoming Christmas Event, and very pleased to yet again be offering so many free activities to families. We look forward to seeing many of you there to get into the festive Christmas spirit and support our local businesses.”
Furtherwick Road from the junction of Foksville Road to Waarden Road will be closed from 7am to 7pm on Saturday, 25th November for public safety to allow businesses that are involved to set up and dismantle equipment and for the duration of the event. A diversion route will be in place during the road closure. First Group will be diverting its buses during the temporary road closure from 7am to 9pm on the day and routes will be published on their website: www.firstgroup.com and at bus stops. Taxis will be available from Lionel Road and from a pickup/drop off point in the Knightswick Shopping Centre. Car parking will be available in the town centre at the Knightswick Shopping Centre, and Oak Road Car Park on the day.