‘Tis the season to be jolly and that’s certainly what you’ll be when you hear what’s on offer in Whitstable over the coming days!
If you’re looking for your fill of festive fun, get yourself down to the hub of Whitstable this weekend – the harbour. You can sample the many edible delights on offer and if you’re partial to a mince pie or two, you’ll be spoilt for choice! All of which are locally produced, of course, and served to you in style from the many fisherman’s huts, decked out with all the Christmas fancies.
Want a few Christmas pressie ideas? With an abundance of local arts, crafts and gifts, there’s no better place to find something truly special and unique. Nan will love you for not giving her the usual bottle of talc, which she’ll store in the cupboard next to the bottle from last Christmas, and you can give yourself a pat on the back for supporting the local trade. You might even splash out and find a few treats for yourself along the way. If the thought of being by the sea at this time of year makes you feel a little cold, then fear not. Get your mitts around a cup of hot mulled wine and you’ll be feeling toasty in no time.
All proceeds go to charity, so why not make the weekend special for everyone and visit the ol’ cuddly chap. Don’t forget to let him know what delights you’re hoping for on the special day! And no…you cant get your own personal slave for the holiday season so be reasonable!
If all that doesn’t float your boat (even with a harbour setting…) then there’s more. Whitstable is having a “Christmas celebration in the UK’s No. 1 home town” on Thursday 2nd Dec and its not just the harbour getting involved with this one.
The High Street will come alive with live samba music, a jazz band and carol singers, not to mention a Punch and Judy show and clown for the little ones with balloons galore! With 50 selection packs up for grabs the kids will be so happy they’ll be volunteering to clean their rooms when they get home (ok, perhaps not but you may be their favourite person for the day, how’s that?) And for a bit of “knees up mother Brown” you must visit Harbour Street. You’ll think you’ve stepped into the set of Oliver when you see the Penny farthings, stilt walkers, Victorian policemen, carol singers and Victorian band. Santa may even make an appearance again… he certainly has a great social life doesn’t he?!!!If you want to get yourself acquainted with the harbour before you visit, then check out our 360 degree virtual tour here. You wont have any problems finding it then!