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White Cliffs Country Prepares For Dover's Winter Light Up

Dover in White Cliffs Country is set for all-day festive celebrations on Saturday 4th December with Dover’s Winter Light Up! 

The Christmas event in Dover will combine a Christmas Market with live entertainment, exciting Christmassy activities and an interactive evening of festive illumination, with a lantern procession parading through the town centre to accompany the seasonal splendour of Dover’s Christmas lights.

Visitors to White Cliffs Country for Christmas shopping, winter sightseeing or a pre-Christmas trip to escape the everyday can look forward to joining residents of the historic town of Dover at Dover’s Heritage Quarter, where the festive fun begins at midday.

Taking place in the Ladywell Car Park, behind Dover’s historic Maison Dieu, the entertainment will include Christmas crazy golf, escape rooms, live performances and Ceramic Art Dover’s raku firing and interactive workshops. People will be able to enjoy shopping from the craft stalls and sampling the food and drink of the Christmas Market.

Handmade lanterns and Christmas lights will illuminate Dover

The lantern parade is due to start at 4pm and, together with Dover’s Christmas lights, will illuminate the town centre as dusk falls. Featuring exciting giant lantern characters, the parade will be delivered by Dover’s Future Foundry, who staged the hugely successful Walk With Amal event in Dover, “Light Leads The Way”, in October 2021.

People heading into Dover on Saturday 4th December will also be able to take advantage of free parking in Dover District Council’s car parks across the district for Small Business Saturday, as the Council continues to work to support local businesses.

Dover’s Winter Light Up is supported by Dover Town Council, Dover District Council and Destination Dover.

Councillor Gordon Cowan, Mayor of Dover, said: “It’s wonderful to put on this event in Dover and work in partnership, bringing the community together to enjoy this special time of year after such a challenging period.”

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader, Dover District Council, said: “It’s fantastic to support this all-day celebration and to feel excited for a whole season of Christmassy events across White Cliffs Country this year. Following the pandemic, this is a great opportunity for our communities to enjoy festive activities and events that were sadly missed last Christmas, and to support our amazing local businesses at an important time in the business calendar.

“We are delighted to work with Dover Town Council and Destination Dover to offer this wonderful free event for the community and, with free parking also being offered in Council car parks on that day, everyone can look forward to an enjoyable and successful day.”

For more information about the event please contact Destination Dover: info@destinationdover.org

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