The annual Christmas parade and light switch will take place on Saturday 27 November, where children will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and his team of Elves and give him their Christmas letters.
The event, which is sponsored by Healthspan, will begin at 3.45pm with Father Christmas arriving on the RNLI Lifeboat at the Model Yacht Pond slipway before boarding Le Petit Train. The Parade will travel down the northside of the Castle Emplacement, along the bus terminus at South Esplanade and up Fountain Street to the Market.
Entertainment in Market Square will start at 4pm and will be hosted by Island FM with music from the School of Popular Music Choir. Father Christmas will arrive at 4.45pm and turn the lights on at 5pm.
Children have a chance to enter a competition to meet Father Christmas and win one of five places to travel with him on the train and watch the light switch on. To enter, members of the public can comment on the ‘Shop Local Guernsey’ page on Facebook or Instagram and comment on why their child should be on the ‘nice list’ this Christmas.
Rachel Raven, Corporate Responsibilities Manager at Healthspan said: ‘The Christmas Parade and light switch on is always a wonderful start to the festive season. The atmosphere in St Peter Port is very special and we are very excited to welcome Father Christmas and his Elves to Guernsey again this year.
‘If you are unable to attend the Parade, children can still post their letters to Father Christmas in his post-box in the Guilles-Allès Library from 26 November to 10 December. Don't forget to put your address on the letter so he can reply!’