Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:12

Parade in Southbourne on 15th December, complete with Llama!

The ever-popular Southbourne Nativity Parade will take place on Saturday 15th Decembe 2018, setting off from the bandstand at Fisherman’s Walk at 10am and heading to Southbourne Green.

Kings, angels, donkeys – and of course Mary and Joseph - will all be making an appearance on the streets of Southbourne for the annual nativity parade on Saturday 15th December. The parade sets off from the Bandstand in Fisherman’s Walk at 10am, making its way along Southbourne Grove to Southbourne Green. It is always a hit with youngsters, many of whom don nativity-themed fancy dress themselves to join the procession along its route.

Along the way they have the added fun of keeping an eye out to spot the 40 knitted Christmas trees distributed among the stores along the route – whilst their parents have the chance to do a spot of last-minute Christmas shopping.

The group will then gather on the green alongside the nativity scene where children will be able to pet a whole menagerie of exotic animals including festive donkeys, llamas, sheep, goats, alpacas and poultry. Those taking part in the parade will finish the day’s festivities with a spot of carol singing and some refreshments to bring this charming traditional event to a close.

The parade is among a host of events and attractions which Bournemouth Coastal BID is supporting, with the aim of making Bournemouth’s coastal villages even more appealing to visitors and shoppers in the run up to Christmas.

Coastal BID Chairman Paul Clarke said: “This is such a well-loved event in Southbourne’s calendar of Christmas events, and many local families join in the fun year after year. As always, we are so pleased to be able to get behind these community events, which reflect the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Southbourne, bring people together, and draw families back year after year.”

Established in 2012, the Coastal BID represents approximately 760 eligible businesses across Westbourne, West Cliff, East Cliff, Boscombe, the Seafront, Southbourne, Tuckton and Hengistbury Head. With a board of directors drawn from a range of businesses in the BID area it aims to enhance Bournemouth as a vibrant, attractive, eventful, connected, safe and successful environment in which to do business.

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