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Christmas coming to Cowes

Mon 2 Dec 2013

Christmas coming to Cowes

It couldn't be easier for people from the mainland to enjoy the magic of the Cowes Christmas Festival this December. 

With a regular ferry service from Southampton direct to the Isle of Wight town, you can be joining in the fun only an hour after setting off. 

The special seasonal event is taking place on the weekend of the 14th and 15th December, beginning at 10am on both days and finishing at 5pm on the Saturday and 4pm on the Sunday, so you could even make a whole weekend of it. Not to mention, there's so much to do that you might struggle to fit everything in if you're only there for the day. 

For kids, the main highlight will undoubtedly be Santa's grotto where they can pass on their requests to Old Saint Nick himself, but there's plenty more for them to enjoy throughout the course of the weekend. This includes a bouncy castle, on which they can let off some nervous tension and excitement ahead of Christmas Eve, and face painting. 

The whole family will enjoy the sight of the Cowes carnival float and the entertainment on offer from a saxophonist, guitar player, magician and Dazzle & Fizz. 

As well as fun-filled events, the festival will be the ideal place to pick up last-minute Christmas presents and supplies as there will be a great selection of art, craft and gift stalls, not to mention an artisan market. Local producers confirmed for the occasion include the Isle of Wight Cheese Company, Wild Island Dressings and the Village Bakery.

Not only that, there will also be plenty of Christmas-themed cookery demonstrations taking place - giving you a chance to learn some new techniques ahead of the big task of cooking for the whole family on the 25th. 

With so much happening, the Cowes Christmas Festival really is an unmissable event, so make sure you book your ferry ticket as soon as possible to avoid missing out. ADNFCR-3083-ID-801667819-ADNFCR

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