Spectacular Christmas Parade
It’s one of the highlights of La Fête dé Noué, so wrap up warm, brave the cold and cheer loudly as a colourful procession of floodlit floats covered in twinkling lights snakes past. Music and dancing brings everything to life and, with hot refreshments on offer, we hope you enjoy our Spectacular Christmas Parade, our celebration at the heart of La Fête dé Noué.
When: Sunday 8 December, 17:00 - 18:20
Where: From Maritime House on La Route du Port Elizabeth, (The route heads east along La Route de Liberation, around Liberation Square and finishes along the Esplanade, adjacent to The Esplanade car park)
Spirit of Christmas Market
The Spirit of Christmas market is filled with beautifully decorated chalets where local artisans and craft workers will be selling handmade gifts. As you tick off your Christmas present list, warm up with spiced cider, coffee and cakes or delicious hot food. Enjoy street theatre and entertainment that’s sure to put you in the Christmas mood!
When: Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 December, 10:00 – 20:00
Where: Weighbridge Place, St Helier.
A Genuine Jersey Foodie Weekend at The Harbour Gallery
Do you love festive food? Foodie Weekend will see The Gallery full of seasonal tastes, smells and sounds as well as a selection of talks, demos and tastings from some Genuine Jersey Members.
When: Friday 6 - Sunday 8 December, 10.00-17.30
Where: The Harbour Gallery, Le Boulevard, St Aubin
How much: Free entry, some activities may incur a fee
Come along and watch a spectacular lantern procession through the streets of St Helier. Hundreds of children carrying lanterns will be accompanied by musicians as they journey from Liberty Wharf to The Royal Square through the main shopping streets of St Helier.
When: Saturday 30 November, 17.30 from Liberty Wharf
Where: Leaving the Liberty Wharf exit onto La Route de La Liberation near M&S Home
How Much: The Parade is free – The lantern making workshop is £5 per child
For more info, call: 01534 448877
Jersey Heritage Big Advent Calendar
Every day a door opens on our Big Advent Calendar in the Jersey Museum Courtyard. The first recorded Advent Calendar as we know them today was made in 1851; today Jersey Heritage continues the long tradition by creating a large scale Advent Calendar. Local churches and Sunday Schools are invited to draw pictures of the real Christmas story and a new picture will be revealed each day until New Year’s Eve.
When: Sunday 1 – Tuesday 24 December, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Jersey Museum Courtyard, Weighbridge, St Helier.
How Much: Free
Shop ‘til you drop!
St Helier’s shopping precinct, draped with a twinkling canopy of white lights, is the perfect place to whittle down your Christmas list. There are two traditional department stores, Voisins and De Gruchy, both offering a delightful shopping experience, while the side streets and lanes of the town are home to quirky boutiques and coffee shops. Treasures abound in every store, ready to administer some very welcome retail therapy. From antiques, jewellery and home wares to gadgets, gizmos and the latest designer must-haves, you won’t find yourself short of gift ideas...and you might just have to spoil yourself with a little pre-Christmas treat!
Extended shopping hours
During December, most of St Helier’s shops will be open late on Thursday evenings and all day on Sundays - a rare occurrence in Jersey.
Blades of Glory...
Get your skates on because the rink is back! Whether you’re a polished performer or a complete novice, you’ll love this opportunity to skate your socks off. The very popular ‘Ice Café’ will be open daily, with viewing directly onto the rink.
What: Ice Skate Jersey
When: Friday 6 December – Sunday 5 January, 10:00 - 21:00 daily ( Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day)
Where: Fort Regent, St Helier – Call: 07700 878351
How much: Adults £8, Child (under 12) £7, Student £7.50, Family ticket £25
Candlelight Tour of 16 New Street, Georgian House Museum
Soak up the magical atmosphere of Christmas past, amidst traditional decorations, music and flickering candlelight. Sample period recipes in the Georgian kitchen and browse the wide selection of Christmas gifts, greetings cards and wrapping paper in the museum shop.
When: Tuesday 3, 10, 17 December
Where: 16 New Street, St. Helier
How much: £10 to include traditional refreshments
Booking essential, call: 01534 483193, or visit: www.nationaltrust.je