The Heswall & District Business Association wish is to make Christmas in Heswall fabulous for families, kids & local businessess. We will be organising and hosting an I.C.E. Christmas Festival, standing for Interactive, Creative and Educational Christmas.
How amazing would it be to have a wooden Christmas Market situated throughout Heswall? All your donations will help us hire these for the event and create our own magical Christmas right here in Heswall!
The funding will also help pay for beautiful lights placed throughout the businesses to give a consistent feel & theme. We envisage strategically placed christmas light sculptures to act as a trail through the village, just under a mile long. Families can take pictures with to enter a competition to win a prize from all shops involved in the event which is then drawn on Christmas Eve (a dream christmas for one family) & we've already had a great interest from local restaurants & businesses for prizes
This year we have planned and just gained council permission to run an extended Christmas event. The big Lights Switch On marks the start of the festival that can bring the magic of Christmas for all the family for an entire weekend.
The weekend will boast, bookable children’s workshops; indoors within shops and outdoors in arenas. Shops and businesses will host wine tastings, Christmas menus tasters, Dickens outdoor and indoor shows, book readings and signings. We have developed a tented village which will host creative and educational workshops which will draw in families of all ages to return to an area not only once but potentially every day of the Christmas event. These arenas will also host a food court, boutique shops, stalls and fingers crossed a lovely warm mulled wine!
We will have a nativity situated in the main 'Puddingdale Park' - (named especially for Christmas) we will also host a Santas Grotto AND Dog Grotto!
This event can even be extended, the more we can develop and the more help we can receive, as a non for profit business, the better we can build on the ground works already set. As we have taken our time out of our day to day jobs to make this the year that the Heswall & District Business Association can really show what it can achieve we would be honored to be helped by people who want to help us achieve this dream of our Heswall ICE Christmas!
Changing the high-street for the better. We believe our highstreets would benefit dramatically not only from the funding but from the support of people, at the end of the day its people and attitude that drive community and as a committee we are willing to do everything we can to help or at least get our foot in the door for that change.