A Coastal Christmas' is coming to Bridlington

Tue, 23 Oct 2018

A brand new festive event is coming to Bridlington this year: ‘A Coastal Christmas’ will take place near the new RNLI building near Bridlington Spa on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 December, between 12 noon and 8pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm on Sunday.

The weekend will include rides on a decorated festive land train; traditional fairground rides; appearances by Father Christmas during both days; a range of stalls including local food producers and sellers, and the RNLI; carols by local choirs and brass bands; and donkey rides (in daylight hours).

Entry to the event will be free, but some elements (such as the rides and the donkey rides) will have a small charge.

The event is being organised by the RNLI and the council’s foreshores team, and is being held for the first time this year. More details of the programme will be issued in due course.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “This event sounds like a wonderful addition to what we can offer in Bridlington, and is a further step towards making the town a year-round attraction. I hope that residents and visitors will put the dates in their diaries now.”

Kirsty Salisbury, facility manager, foreshores, added: “It is not too late for any local suppliers or producers to add their names to those who will be having a stall at the event. If you would like your business to be included, please contact us on foreshores@eastriding.gov.uk .”

Bob Taylor, Head of Fundraising at Bridlington Lifeboats, added: “We’re really excited to be a partnering with East Riding of Yorkshire Council in the first Christmas event to be held on the foreshore. As part of the festivities, we are going to be opening part of the station to visitors and will have some craft and gift stalls inside the Inshore Lifeboat area."

For more information about the event, contact bob@bridlingtonlifeboat.com