Sunday, October 4, 2009

Festival of Fireworks at Southend Seafront

The skies over the seafront dazzle, shimmer and explode with colour every Saturday night at this time of year as a fabulous array of fireworks are launched from a barge at sea just off Jubilee Beach about 100m east of the Pier.

The fireworks are just a part of the season of "Seafront Spectaculars" and follow the "Battle of the Bands" events each week where local bands battle it out to scoop top prizes.

You can also win prizes for the top scorers at Kursaal Ten Pin bowling so you can make it a fun night out for all the family.


Free entry

Event details

Dates and Times
Sat 10 Oct 2009 20:00
Sat 17 Oct 2009 20:00
Sat 24 Oct 2009 20:00
Sat 31 Oct 2009 20:00
Sat 7 Nov 2009 20:00

Christmas Spectacular & Lights Switch-On, Saturday 14th November

Whether you want fantastic family fun or sensational seasonal shopping, there's something for you in Southend-on-Sea this Christmas. Here you'll find all the highlights and dates when events are taking place so you can plan ahead and make the most of the festive season.

We hope you enjoy celebrating the festive season with us and wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR 2010!

Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 14th November 

Southend-on-Sea Town Centre will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with a day full of festive fun and entertainment for all the family - everything you need to get your Christmas off to a cracking start!

This very special day will give you the chance to enjoy a festive experience like no other, with a very special parade featuring Santa and his REAL reindeer, music courtesy of BBC Essex and Heart FM and a whole host of seasonal sensations, including street entertainment, mouth-watering market stalls and, of course, the ever popular Christmas lights switch-on and a truly spectacular fireworks display!

9:00am - 8:00pm, Christmas Market

8:30am - 5:30pm Christmas Farmers and Craft Market

All day BBC Essex broadcasting at the top of Pier Hill

1:00pm - 1:30pm, The Royals Christmas Toy Parade

1:45pm - 6:00pm, Don't forget to visit Santa at the Royals Shopping Centre

12pm - 2:00pm, Christmas Spectacular Stage

2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Heart Stage

4:00pm - 5:00pm, Heart FM Roadshow hosted by Martin & Su

5:00pm - Christmas Lights Switch On -from the Heart Stage

5:30pm - Spectacular Seafront Fireworks Finale