December is just around the corner!
How did that happen?? This year is flying by at a rate of knots and thankfully, the B&B is still busy with lots of people enjoying an 'out of season' visit to Ramsgate. We have been so lucky with the weather this year with the cold nights only just starting in the past few weeks making for crisp walks along the beach.
Ramsgate's town centre Christmas Lights Switch On event is happening on 27th November and will mark the start of over a month of activity in our busy little town where Santa will have his own log cabin and you can even climb into a giant snow globe!
The turning on of our festive lights will be swiftly followed by the boats in the harbour lighting up on 1st December, now well known as Ramsgate Illuminations. You have a whole month to enjoy this amazing spectacle which has received world wide acclaim. Don't forget your camera as the sunrises and sunsets in Ramsgate are pretty awesome too this time of year. To whet your appetite here's a pic by local photographer, Malcolm Kirkaldie who took this stunning image last December at Ramsgate Royal Harbour.
Many of our businesses will be lighting up their windows this year to join in with the Ramsgate Illuminations and 24 of our local businesses are also creating Advent boxes that will be opened throughout December to reveal their festive display. This will also form a selection box trail where children have to visit at least 16 of the participating shops to receive a free selection box!
We will be having 4 late night shopping evenings, every Thursday leading up to Christmas from 1st December with most of the town staying open for business until 8pm and many of the shops will be offering more than just festive cheer.
Children can create lanterns at the Switch On event and on the late night shopping evenings at our newest Art Centre in Harbour Street called Arts in Ramsgate. They are all welcome back with their lanterns for the last late night shopping evening on 22nd December when they can join in the lantern procession which promises to be a memorable experience that will get everyone into the festive spirit.
If you can feel a case of Bah Humbugs coming on, get yourself down to Ramsgate for an antidote! Hope to see you soon!