Tickets are now on sale for this year’s ‘Christmas at Landguard Fort’ event on Saturday 16th December from 12noon -7pm – and since their Halloween event sold out pretty quickly – if you are interested in going it may be best to get your tickets as soon as possible.
Once again, a timed ticket system is in operation for a visit to Father Christmas in his grotto, and with NO tickets on the door for this part of the event, visitors are asked to book in advance. Children will also be able to meet the Snow Queen and ‘Olaf’, take part in the fun Quiz Trail and enjoy storytelling. A giant Christmas tree and snow machines will add to the atmosphere – plus get a picture on Santa’s sleigh with Rudolph!
But there’s plenty to keep the adults entertained as well – new for 2017 is the J.S. and the Lockerbillies Rock and Roll Christmas Party which will run from 5pm-7pm, featuring spectacular lighting, sound and pyrotechnics.
Around the Fort, visitors can discover a special seasonal room from Felixstowe Museum, alongside the local Guide Dogs group and Felixstowe Country Market. The upstairs casemates will come alive with colourful craft and gift stalls to browse for great handmade and unique Christmas presents. Feeling peckish? Then the Lions Club of Felixstowe will be serving up their BBQ, plus delicious Indian dishes from Bombay Nite. Adnams Felixstowe will be on hand with mulled wine and beer too.
Live music and choirs throughout the afternoon include the Orwell Connection Choir, The Felix Stowaways, Felixstowe Salvation Army Band, Felixstowe Harmonies and the Martlesham Brass Band.
Entry is £6.00 for adults and £4.00 (without a visit to Father Christmas) for children. Admission for children, including a visit to Father Christmas is £7.00 – but you must book a timed ticket online in advance for this, as there will be NO tickets on the door for this part of the event.
Stephen Rampley, Landguard Marketing and Events Co-ordinator says “Once again, the Fort will come alive with festive fun for everyone. Meet Father Christmas, do some seasonal shopping, enjoy great live music and boogie on down with our Christmas party. Come and celebrate Christmas with us at Landguard Fort”.
Further information from the Landguard Partnership on 01394 675283.