What can we say about this event! Well, basically it's not to be missed!
The theme for this new-look spectacular is a phoenix rising from the ashes, demonstrating optimism and happiness for the future in a post-covid world.
Delivered in conjunction with the team behind the Summer Parade, Creative Seed, it will be an unforgettable evening of joy and festive spirit. A heart-warming experience for all the family to enjoy after many challenging months.
A fantastic evening is in store
It will feature amazing illuminated structures, stilt walkers, dancers, street entertainers and members of our lovely community who will create a stream of light and cheer as the parade makes its way along South Shields' Ocean Road to Haven Point.
The parade will also feature the impressive Spark! Drummers, with energetic performances all set to different lighting effects, before the evening finishes with a performance by fantastic local singer Jenn Cherene and a spectacular fireworks display at the seafront.
Visitors to the event are encouraged to follow Covid-related public health advice at the time of the event, for example to wear a face covering to help protect themselves & others and to take a test before & after the event. Those who feel unwell or symptomatic should stay at home.
Please note there will be road closures in the area during the event. Namely:
Ocean Road - closed from approx 4.45pm. Cars will be able to drive towards the town centre only from around 5.20pm
Harbour Drive - closed from approx 4.45pm, re-opening around 6.40pm
Coniston Drive & Anderson Street - closed from approx 4.50pm until around 5.10pm
Roads will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.
This event is brought to you by South Tyneside Council, with thanks to our media partner BBC Newcastle, and aligns with the Council's key priority to support town centres, villages, high streets and hospitality. It is one of a number of events and activities you can enjoy, find out more at Christmas Wonderland South Tyneside
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