Carnival of the Baubles will be returning to light up Ashford town centre this December.
On Saturday 11 December, come along and watch a procession of giant illuminated lanterns and baubles decorated by children from local primary schools, make its way from Elwick Place, up Bank Street and through the Lower High Street where it will end with a festive finale!
Themed around disco and dancing, this year’s parade will also host a special appearance from Emergency Exit Art’s Disco Turtle – a giant mechanical puppet that will lead the procession full of glitter and light through the town, accompanied by the best disco tunes. The disco vibes will continue into the evening with a family-friendly disco party on the bandstand hosted by Ashford College students, where you can bust a move and show off your dancing skills!
The day will also include live music on the bandstand and in Elwick Place throughout the day. What’s more, the fabulous young dancers from Liv2dance will be showcasing some festive dances to get us all in the Christmas spirit!
Want to get involved in the event? You can make your own beautiful Christmas lantern to use in the procession through the town, or to take home and hang in your window. The family-friendly workshops will take place in The Craftship (opposite Made in Ashford in Park Mall). BOOK HERE
Alongside the festive fun of Carnival of the Baubles on Saturday 11th December, make sure you check out these festive offers available on the day:
Matches Sports Bar, Grill & Social : 25% off mulled cider and kids hot chocolate for £1 *after 8pm on 11th December only*
The Snug 10% off your purchase *for customers that sign up to The Snug mailing list on 11th December (all day)*
Ashford Picturehouse: 10% off food and drink from 5pm *on 11th December only*
Macknade in Elwick Place: Food and drink offering including pulled pork panouzzos and mulled wine from 4/4.30pm. Plus the restaurant will be open until 10pm with a festive offering.
The Beehive: 25% off clothes and café purchases. Plus late night shopping on 11th December and biscuit decorating.