Your invitation to join us for a day of fun-filled Christmas festivity, with rides, Santa's grotto, food stalls, ice rink and a fireworks display. All happening in and around Basildon town centre.

Brand Logo - Basildon at 70 celebrations - shows lettering 'Basildon at 70 , 1949-2019, Where the future begins'Decorative image advertising Basildon at 70 - Basildon at Christmas event in Basildon town centre on Saturday 16 November 2019Date

  • Saturday 16 November 2019

Time

  • Event programme starts at 10am - see programme below

Venue

  • In and around Basildon town centre

Event programme

Free to attend community event - (charges may apply to some attractions). Everybody is welcome.

Come and join us for a day of fun-filled Christmas festivity, with rides, Santa's grotto, food stalls, ice rink and finishing with a Christmas fireworks display. All happening in and around Basildon town centre.

Decorative image promoting acts appearing on stage at the Basildon Christmas Event 2019Stage line up - music and entertainment  - St. Martin's Square, 3.30pm - 6pm

All day in and around Basildon town centre

TimeActivityLocation
All day 10am-6pmSanta's GrottoBasildon Market
All day 10am-6pmBavarian food courtBasildon Town Square
10amIce Rink officially opens with songs from the choir  of St Luke's HospiceBasildon Town Square
10.30am-2.30pmSt Martin's Christmas BazaarSt Martin's Church
11am-6pmFree Face paintingThe Advice Store (next to Wilkinsons)
12midday-4pmSanta's Grotto opening and Christmas ActivitiesEastgate Shopping Centre
3pmCarols in the Café with Basildon Operatic SocietyTowngate Theatre Café
3pm-6pmChristmas Arts and CraftsBasildon Library ( in The Basildon Centre, St. Martin's Square)
3pm-6pmMake your own Vintage Christmas CardsUpper Foyer, Towngate Theatre
3.30pm-6pmMusic and entertainment with Gateway 97.8 FM community radioSt. Martin's Square
4pmCarols in the Café with Basildon Operatic SocietyTowngate Theatre Café
4pmChristmas Storytime for childrenBasildon Library
5pmCarols in the Café with Basildon Community Gospel ChoirTowngate Theatre Café
6pmChristmas Fireworks DisplaySt Martin's Square


Event organisers

Event supporters

A big thank you to all of the following participating venues and supporting businesses and organisations for their enthusiastic backing and contribution to this great 'Basildon at 70' musical celebration.

Further information and enquiries

For further information and enquiries contact Basildon at 70. See contact details below.