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Basildon at Christmas event is back for 2022

28th October 2022
Posted by Gateway 97.8

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 day will include 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 the day will include Chaz and Dave tribute RABBIT RABBIT, Basildon Pride, and Basildon’s own La Danse Fantastique will perform four stunning shows. Our very own Ryan S will be hosting.

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, so come along and don’t miss out on all the fun.” 

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.