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In the news: Basildon at Christmas event is back for 2022

Our popular Basildon at Christmas event is back for 2022 to bring a day filled with fun to Basildon town centre.

This year's Basildon at Christmas event will be on Saturday 19 November, starting at 10am with activities and entertainment across the whole town centre including The Eastgate Centre, Town Square and St Martin's Square, where the event will conclude with a fireworks display at 6pm.

The event includes rides, Santa's grottos in Eastgate and the market, food stalls, free festive mini-golf, and the famous Bavarian Market with German sausages and mulled wine on offer all day.

There will also be live performances on the Gateway 97.8 stage in St Martin's Square and in Eastgate, with acrobatic shows, dubstepping elves, comedy carol singing, and vintage vocal performances.

Acts on Gateway 97.8 stage will include Chas and Dave tribute RABBIT RABBIT, Basildon Pride, and Basildon's own Aerial Allstars will be performing in Eastgate. 

Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Terri Sargent, said: "Basildon at Christmas will be a fantastic opportunity for the local community to come together, get in the Christmas spirit, and celebrate the very best of Basildon.

"There really is something for everyone to enjoy and all the entertainment on the day will be free. It's not one to miss out on, so join your fellow residents and come along.

Some of the activities in the town centre will be for the Saturday only, but the Grotto in Eastgate, and the Bavarian Market in the town square (which includes the various food and drink stands as well as the free crazy golf), will be staying there until Christmas Eve.

The event is a partnership between Basildon Council, The Eastgate Centre, Gateway 97.8, Basildon Town Centre Management (BTCM), and BasildON Creative People and Places.

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Published on Friday 28 October 2022