Merry Christmas, Southend! To make sure that you don’t miss out on all the things Southend has to offer during this year’s Christmas season, we’re compiling a list of all the Christmas events in Southend-on-Sea! Keep checking back in the run up to Christmas 2014, as we’ll be updating our calendar list of Southend Christmas Events every time we hear of a new event coming up! Contact us if you think we’ve missed anything out, so we can add the Christmas event to our list!

Have a magical Christmas!

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Southend Christmas Events 2014

 

Daily Christmas Events in Southend

  • See Santa @ Sea Life Adventure
    See Santa in his Christmas Grotto at Southend’s sea life centre, Sea Life Adventure, on the seafront. Everyday from 22nd November right up to Christmas Eve, from 11am – 5pm weekends and 12pm – 5pm weekdays! Includes usual Sea Life Adventure features and activities too.
  • Adventure Wonderland @ Adventure Island
    Before you get to meet Santa in his Grotto, you can have fun on the children’s Christmas rides like the Reindeer Jump or the Christmas Choo Choo Train. Then you will enter the Cribble Tunnel and go through a maze of Christmas adventures meeting all sorts of wonderful characters along the way such as Frosty the Dancing Snowman and PJ the Polar Bear. Then just before you get to Santa’s Grotto, you can go to the Christmas Post Office to write your Christmas letter to Santa with fun stickers and colours. So you can give it to Santa when you meet him or take it home with you! Santa will give you your Christmas present, talk to you about what else you want for Christmas and take photos.
  • Peter Pan @ Cliffs Pavilion
    This year’s Christmas Panto, as you all should know by now, is Peter Pan – starring David Hasselhoff. Showing almost everyday between 13th December and 11th January. Click here for dates and times!

9th November 2014

13th November 2014

  • Christmas Open Night @ Havens
    Havens are hosting a community Christmas party. With live entertainment, mince pies, wine, chocolate tasting and special offers.

15th November 2014

  • Christmas Lights Switch On @ Southend High Street
    The Christmas lights are being switched on with Christmas celebrations throughout the high street all day long!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 6pm!

16th November 2014

  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 4pm!

22nd November 2014

  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!

23rd November 2014

  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 4pm!

28th November 2014

  • Leigh-on-Sea Lights Switch On @ Leigh Broadway
    Celebrate the switching on of Leigh-on-Sea’s Christmas lights and get into the Christmas spirit! There’ll be tree decorating and festive crafts as well as a fairground and Yuletide Procession.

29th November 2014

  • Tudor Christmas @ Southchurch Hall
    Come see how the Tudors would have celebrated the Christmas season.
  • Christmas Parade @ Southend High Street
    Magical day of Christmas festivities all Southend High Street. Santa’s parade, Christmas workshops, live entertainment, stalls and REINDEER!
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 6pm!

30th November 2014

  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!

6th December 2014

  • Victorian Christmas & Craft Fair @ Prittlewell Priory
    Celebrate Christmas with your family the Victorian way at Prittlewell Priory, and pick up some hand-crafted Christmas presents for your loved ones.
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 6pm!

7th December 2014

  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 6pm!

11th December 2014

  • Christmas Future Park @ Chalkwell Hall
    Metal presents… a festive Future Park, for practising artists in the local South East Essex area to share ideas, information and opportunity over mince pies and festive cheer.

13th December 2014

  • Christmas Carols @ Southend High Street
    Join Southend in some traditional Christmas carol singalongs on Southend High Street. Do your Christmas shopping with the sound of local choirs and brass bands in the background.
  • Christmas Carols on Strand Wharf @ Old Leigh
    Sing Christmas carols on Strand Wharf at Old Leigh, with music provided by the Belfair School Wind Band and the Salvation Army Band. Carol sheets and mince pies also provided!
  • Cats Protection Southend Christmas Party @ Leigh Constitutional Club
    Come party with other local cat lovers in this wonderful Christmas fundraising event. All proceeds go toward helping the cats of Cats Protection Southend!
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!

14th December 2014

  • Christmas Craft Fair @ Southend Pier
    What a beautiful venue to do a bit of Christmas shopping! Uniquely crafty gift ideas for your friends and family!
  • Southend Girls Choir: Christmas Cracker @ Palace Theatre
    Southend Girls Choir will be performing lots of festive music and traditional Christmas Carols, accompanied by Thundersley Brass Band. You are encouraged to sing along!
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!

16th December 2014

17th December 2014

18th December 2014

19th December 2014

20th December 2014

  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 6pm!

21st December 2014

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol @ Palace Theatre
    Watch The Muppet Christmas Carol film at the Palace Theatre to really get in that Christmas spirit!
  • Miracle On 34th Street @ Palace Theatre
    Watch Miracle On 34th Street film at the Palace Theatre, the original 1947 classic Christmas film.
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!
  • Santa’s Grotto @ The Victoria Shopping Centre
    Visit Santa at his Christmas Grotto at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 11am – 6pm!
  • Christmas Singalong with the Southend Band @ Priory Park
    Sing along to all your favourite Christmas tunes with the Southend Band at Prittlewell Priory Park’s Bandstand from 2pm.

22nd December 2014

  • Christmas Crafty Messy Thing @ Jacqson Diego Story Emporium
    If your kids like to get crafty and messy, this fun Christmas Crafty Messy Thing for children aged 4 – 10 years is perfect! Jacqson Diego Story Emporium is an independent children’s book shop based in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff.
  • Christmas Storytelling and Face Painting @ Southchurch Library
    Festive face painting and Christmas storytelling, aimed at children of 4 years and above.
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!

23rd December 2014

  • Christmas Storytelling and Face Painting @ Leigh Library
    Festive face painting and Christmas storytelling, aimed at children of 4 years and above.
  • Santa on the Pier @ Southend Pier
    Visit Santa on Southend Pier every weekend from 10am – 4pm! £8 per child, which includes a return ticket for the Pier train, a visit to see Santa and a free gift from Santa!

26th December 2014

27th December 2014


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