Seaton's seasonal spectacular returns once again

Seaton Christmas Carnival. Ref mha 49 18TI 6252. Picture: Terry Ife

Seaton Christmas Carnival. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The townsfolk from Seaton will be launching a sensational seasonal spectacular with true yuletide cheer this year.  The festivities in the town, on Saturday, November 27, will be tied in with Seaton's carnival that promises to add an extra sparkle to the occasion.  The festive affair will kick off at 5pm in the Square with the Sunshine Samba band playing their uplifting music that should build a lively atmosphere. This will be followed by the entertaining antics of the majorettes who will start their parade from the Town Hall to the Square at 5.25pm before thrilling crowds with a baton twirling display. Things will simmer down slightly to witness the town's mayor address and the light switch on at 5.45pm. 

Once the streets are illuminated brightly, the carnival procession and fancy-dress parade will start at 6pm, accompanied by the sparky Sunshine Samba band. Twenty minutes later, the small procession of floats arrives at the Square, awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas and the snow machine.  

Elsewhere in the town, several shops and local businesses in Queen Street and Fore Street will be open until 7pm for hospitality and late-night shopping. The popular Polar Express operated by Seaton Tramway will be running each hour from 12pm to 7pm. Festive competitions, window displays, hot chestnuts and candy floss stalls will add the perfect finishing touches to a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.