CHRISTMAS SPARKLE IN SOUTHBOURNE
With a vast array of independent shops and boutiques, Southbourne is a top spot for Christmas shopping. Festive events get underway on 24 November, with the Southbourne Lights Switch On at 5.45pm, featuring 80 Christmas trees along Southbourne Grove. Also pop into the Christmas Tree Festival in Immanuel Church to admire over 30 real Christmas trees, decorated by local businesses and residents. Santa’s Letterbox will be open for letters from 17 November on Southbourne Community Green, if you want to be sure of a reply then don’t forget to tell him where you live. Santa is in his Grotto on the Green on 1 December along with his elves, to join in Southbourne’s Christmas on the Green. The Nativity Parade on 15 December will bring together kings, angels, donkeys and other animals to parade from the Bandstand to the Green.
Explore the Christmas Tree Trail