Colchester Christmas Light Switch On at Lion Walk

Christmas is officially launched in Colchester this Wednesday, 17th November with the light switch on at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.   This years lineup has been announced with Dom Atkins and Dave Gowland from Actual Radio hosting the event from 4pm.   Lion Walk manager Martin Leatherdale said “Join us at Lion Walk for an…

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Lion Walk Presents Christmas In Colchester 2020

Christmas In Colchester

Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Colchester have announced the launch of their magical Winter Garden for Christmas. Open daily they have a host of festive treats, including a wonderful Santa experience for the whole family!   They have their first ever canopy covered, well ventilated and covid secure, flame heated garden. Bringing you magical and…

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Colchester “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” Underway

A scheme to put a smile on the face of the older generation in Colchester this Christmas has launched and is receiving an excellent response.   Local Colchester resident Alice Simpson has launched the “Elderly Christmas Shoebox Appeal” which is a project to fill lots of shoeboxes with great treats for those in the community…

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Free Parking In Colchester

Colchester Borough Council is offering shoppers an early Christmas present with free parking in the town during Late Night Shopping again this year.   Parking charges will be waived in all council-owned town centre car parks from 3pm on the three Wednesdays in December: 4, 11 and 18 December. Many of Colchester’s huge selection of…

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Visit Santa at Colchester Castle

For families the annual tradition of visiting Santa Claus at Christmas is the highlight of the festive season and with the special day now only weeks away, time is running out to book that magical visit.   This year consider a visit to Colchester Castle’s magical grotto. The Castle’s Lucas vaults will once again be…

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Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester

If you’re like us, at some point over Christmas and the New Year you’ll be asking the question “When is the Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester?”   During the Christmas week, there will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Collections due on Christmas Day are to be collected one…

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Santa is coming to Colchester, but Where and When?

Santa and his sleigh are traveling around Colchester again this year collecting for local charitable causes and handing out treats to the good people of Colchester.   For more than 40 years, Colchester Round Table 367 have been assisting Santa and his sleigh but without the following local companies this couldn’t be possible: Lookers Ford-Colchester,…

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Will you find the Colchester ‘Giving Tree’ in Mile End?

Giving Tree Mile End

A family in Mile End are raising awareness of children and families not so fortunate as them this Christmas by placing a “Giving Tree” in their front garden.   The tree will be accompanied with a present box. Generous residents of Mile End are asked to donate presents to help the charity Kids Inspire.  …

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