Christmas carols on Grand Pier
PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 December 2010
A UNIQUE Christmas event – blending traditional carols and white-knuckle thrills – will be held on Weston’s Grand Pier this Sunday.
Families across Weston and Worle are invited to the landmark’s main pavilion to enjoy a festive singsong while the attraction’s rides and games continue around them.
With performances by winners the recent Weston’s Got Talent event, a live band, large film screens and a reading by pier co-owner Michelle Michael, the event promises a lively Christmas party atmosphere.
It has been jointly organised by a host of Weston churches with backing from the Michael family, and Andrew Alden, of St Paul’s Church in Walliscote Road, says he hopes people will embrace the occasion.
He said: ““This is Christmas carols with a difference. While you’re on the dodgems you can hear Hark the Herald Angels Sing and more. It will be a brilliant event.
“Why not finish your festive shopping in style by bringing your family and friends to a Weston celebration of Christmas and our new pier.”
And he was backed by Hope Church band leader Paul Maxwell.
He added: ““We’re not just using a function room and doing some carols, we are on the actual pier in the main room.
“This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the pier’s arrival back in Weston and the birth of Jesus Christ, which is what Christmas is all about.
“This is an iconic venue and piece of architecture, a Grand stage and therefore it deserves a grand entrance into Christmas. We hope the town turns out to mark this special event.”
The event – which organisers hope will become an annual fixture in the Weston calendar – is free to attend, and is scheduled to begin at 4.30pm.