The line up has been revealed for the Southport Festive Fun Day taking place this Saturday (18th November 2023).
The event is organised by Southport BID and is a celebration to kick-start the Christmas season here in Southport.
There will be live performances on the Lord Street Bandstand between 1pm and 5pm, as well as festive activities across the town centre.
Who is performing at Lord Street Bandstand?
The event will feature a great cast of local performers and arts groups. Performances will include character shows, dance groups, pantomimes, live music and Christmas carols.
13.00 ‘The Pied Piper’ Bitesize Pantomime (Southport Little Theatre)
13.15 Wright’s Performing Arts and Express Performing Arts Academy
13.30 Frozen Singalong Show (StarKidz)
14.00 Magic Movers, PQA Southport, and DBA School of Dance
14.20 ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ Bitesize Pantomime (The Atkinson)
14.50 Central Dance Studios
15.10 The Grinch character appearance
15.30 Live Music from Sherie Hartill, Gabriel Amundsen and Kyle Shaw
16.20 Christmas Carols from The Atkinson Wellbeing Choir, All Souls Choir, and SONG
The event will be hosted by Dune Radio, and watch out for the StarKidz Elves who will be entertaining the crowd throughout the day.
What other events are taking place in the town centre?
The Atkinson – Arts and Crafts Market – 10.00-16.00 Talented artisans from across Sefton offer one-of-a-kind creations will be displaying their wares.
Southport Market – Winter Christmas Artisan Market – 11.00-18.00 30+ local independent makers at Southport Market’s Extravaganza Space for an extra special day of Christmas Shopping!
Cambridge Walks – Festive Fair 11.00-17.00 Craft stall, games, carols, and more!
The Atkinson – Festive Make it! Craft Workshop 13.00-16.00 A Christmas-themed arts and crafts workshop for all the family.
The Vincent Hotel – Santa’s Grotto 13.00-17.00 An enchanting meeting with Santa. £10 per child. Bookings can be made at 01704 883 800
The Entertainer – Santa’s Letter Service – 11.00-15.00 Write your letter to Santa and our store elves will ensure Santa gets the letter and sends you a reply. Plus, expect visits from Happyland Santa throughout the day!
Great Reads – The Bear and The Reindeer Colouring Competition – All day A colouring competition for children to celebrate the arrival of The Bear and Reindeer in the Town Hall Gardens. A £25 Great Reads vouchers will go to the winner!
The Southport Coaster – 1’st Birthday Celebrations – 12.00 onwards Celebrate the anniversary of Southport Coaster with live music, fire eaters, stilt walkers, and a cider and sausage festive on all day!
The Pavilion – Outdoor Barbeque – 12.00 onwards – An al fresco festive barbeque at The Pavilion.
Wayfarers Arcade – Character visits – 13.00 onwards See festive characters including Father Christmas and Mrs Claus, plus the panto characters of the forthcoming Dick Whittington pantomime! The arcade is also hosting a book signing by Ruth Spillane with her new Southport Illustrated book.
The Vincent Hotel – Hotel Lights Switch On 17.15 The Vincent Hotel will turn on the beautiful hotel illuminations, joined by hosts Dune Radio and Santa himself!
The day is also the perfect opportunity to visit The Bear and The Reindeer illuminations for the first time!
- For more details about what’s happening in Southport this Christmas please visit the Southport BID website at: www.southportbid.com/christmas
- Stay in the loop via the Festive Fun Day Facebook event page