A new festive event is being planned for families in Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens this Christmas, providing a lovely way to celebrate Christmas after the quieter events of 2020.

Connaught@Christmas is expected to run from 7th – 12th December and promises seasonal entertainment with creative light displays and more festive fun and activities. The gardens, trees and paths will be illuminated using low energy lighting and LED technology. A Santa’s Grotto will also be in place, with local musicians and singers offering live entertainment.

The event is in the planning stages and organisers have already confirmed that tickets will be limited with staggered entrance times to continue to keep visitors safe even after restrictions are lifted. Access for wheelchair users is also being considered, with plans to use existing paths within the gardens to make the event as accessible as possible.

A website for the event will be launched in the coming weeks with all the latest information about the event.