It’s the most wonderful time of the year to take a trip to Broadstairs. It will definitely put some old-fashioned magic back into your Christmas Season. Broadstairs at Christmas has real Dickensian charm and is really very special. The High Street is pretty, and all lit up, and there a huge Christmas tree outside Pierremont Park. There are traditional coloured lights along the seafront itself and the seaside has never felt more Victorian. There is an extraordinary beauty to the winter light over the sea, and a real warmth to the Christmas lights in the town. It is a perfect setting for a short weekend break. And a magical setting for a traditional family Christmas.
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There are some lovely Broadstairs restaurants if you want to eat out. You can find everything from traditional Christmas lunch to freshly caught seafood. It is wise to book up soon because places will fill up. However, Broadstairs is also a great place to shop for local seasonal produce with top quality butchers, greengrocers and wet fish shops. Beeches Holiday Lets have well-appointed kitchens and all of our holiday homes are great places to cook and enjoy Christmas Dinner.
Ramsgate Harbour Lights.
Make sure your holiday trip includes a visit to nearby Ramsgate. Winter Lights here are going to the next level. At Christmas the boat owners in the Harbour decorate the boats with Christmas lights and the results are absolutely stunning. The boats make a very Christmassy yet totally unique sight. Take an early evening stroll and enjoy a hot chocolate (or something stronger) at the many charming bars and bistro’s that line the Harbour and take in this utterly magical sight.
This year promises to be the most spectacular yet, because as well as the boats, Ramsgate is featuring its very own, ‘Aurora Borealis’ for nine nights where a laser display will be shown across the Harbour. Come and see the Northern Lights spectacle in the sky from 8th-16th December 4 to 10pm daily. This really is the stuff to make memories your whole family will treasure for years to come. With the boats lighting the Harbour and the Northern Lights in the sky, this is something really special. See Ramsgate Town Northern Lights online for further details
Finally, on the opening night of the Northern Lights there will be a Lantern Parade on 8th December at 4pm, through Ramsgate Town, ending at the Harbour itself. This is a small but growing local parade ‘Winter Lights’ and is great fun and extremely pretty. This year’s theme is ‘Shooting Stars’ and there is a programme of workshops, see here for sessions. if you want to make your own lantern and join the parade instructions are here, you need wet strength tissue, pva glue and willow sticks, so why not make a lantern at home with the kids, and come along to join in the fun.
Make it a December to remember, and visit the winter lights of Thanet. Because whether it’s a weekend break, or a whole Christmas holiday, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are wonderful places to be. Book now and enjoy that Christmassy feeling early. And this time the magic is real.Tags: broadstairschristmas by the seaLantern paraderamsgateRamsgate harbour christmas lightsseaside christmas