Guernsey will be lit up this December with festive street markets in St Peter Port's historic square, traditional carol services, Christmas shopping in Herm and Christmas pantos.
From Mid-November until Christmas
The Folk & Costume Museum Christmas Shop offers a mix of Fascinating toys, bespoke items and mouth-watering delicacies shipped in from world-wide suppliers, make up a beautiful Christmas shop. There is nothing quite like the Museum Christmas Shop for atmosphere and intriguing gifts.
This is an engaging place to start if you want your child to step away from technology. The National Trust of Guernsey Christmas shop buys in to traditional games and family time, with sneaky treats for the grown-ups, to boot.
Details will be available nearer the time
Father Christmas visits both St Peter Port and The Bridge each year to collect letters from children and to turn on the festive lights that adorn the streets of both shopping centres.
The St Peter Port lights will be switched on by Santa in the Market Square. Father Christmas will be arriving on a big red fire engine at the model yacht pond at 3.55pm, where the parade will begin, and continue on to a magical Market Square. Everyone will then gather around the Christmas Tree in Market Square for the lights switch-on at 5pm. Join in the fun on Saturday 27 November.
The market provides shoppers with great opportunities to buy original presents, made locally - including hand-painted plates, photos and prints, handmade soaps and Guernsey books and stamps. There will also be unique Guernsey Lily motif hand-painted cushions and sheets, craft made door stops and draught excluders, Christmas hampers, contemporary hand-crafted and antique jewellery, children's gifts and watches and fancy dress costumes. Look out for new stalls too, which will add to the variety.
Late night shopping in St Peter Port takes place on Thursdays in December.
There is also late night shopping on the Bridge, St Sampson, a shopping area to the north of the island, on Tuesdays during the month
There will be various Christmas concerts taking place at St James during December. If you fancy a bit of Island Hopping this festive period, there are some great value special offers in both Herm and Sark.
There are several annual pantomimes held yearly - including the famous GADOC pantomime - more information will be available nearer the time.