We are excited to announce our plans for Christmas 2017 and an ice rink and an ice rink even bigger and even better than last time! This year’s ice rink will be around two thirds bigger than the one previously and will be open seven days a week throughout December.
Work will begin to erect the ice rink on Town Hall Gardens once we’ve launched the Christmas festivities in style at our big switch-on event and will open Friday the 1st of December with an opening event.
Hugh Evans says “Town Hall Gardens is a wonderful open space that lends itself to large scale attractions of this type. Once open the rink will complement the Christmas Markets that Sefton Council are organising for Chapel Street. Both attractions will provide Southport with a Christmas campaign to be proud off”
We are also planning the Christmas lights switch on for 2017 too. After a brilliant 2016 concert featuring the sensational Overtones, 2017 is set to be fantastic with lots of great entertainment for the whole afternoon is being planned as we speak!
The concert, following much consultation with local businesses and the public is being moved to a Sunday and this year will be Sunday the 19th of November. A clear message came through to us that Saturday was a busy day for shops and restaurants and that the move to Sunday would help create a bigger boost in trade so following a vote by businesses and the public we shifted the day.
This year will also see a fresh new Christmas light design, again funded by the BID and a co-ordinated and more exciting digital campaign with the STBN to really promote Southport as a surprising and festive family destination during December!