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Flying Santa returns to Southampton Christmas Festival

The Southampton Christmas Festival is now open with flying Santa presiding over the event in Above Bar pedestrian precinct.

It features a traditional German market operated by internationally renowned WELA Märkte featuring totally unique, individually designed alpine themed chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit, mulled wine and cold stein beer.

The market includes over 40 independent stallholders offering a range of hand-made, authentic traitional hand-made gifts. This free festival also boasts daily entertainment with musicians and carol singers performing daily.

For further information please see the website