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A festive extravaganza is coming to Coventry that will see the city centre filled with food, drink and entertainment.
A fun-filled two days will be on the menu in Broadgate when the Festive Weekend returns for all to enjoy.
Hosted by Coventry Business Improvement District (BID), the event will be taking place on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9.
A whole host of stalls will be available during the weekend providing a whole host of tasty treats including a vintage double decker bus that transforms into a fully functioning bar!
There will also be Giggly Pig selling sausages to take home, Direct Ales, Original Chocolate Dream, The Heritage Cake Company, Beetle Juice, Raw Talent, Icandy, the Norfolk Duck Truck, The Mussel Pod and many more.
Coventry Independent store MILK Vintage will also be holding a pop-up Christmas Jumper stall, along with KBN Reptiles who will be selling giftware, mugs and crystals.
Culture Coventry is also attending the event and Peekaboutique, which will be selling children’s clothes, personalised gifts and face painting.
This will all complement Coventry’s Christmas Village, which is being operated by Coventry company – Dhillons Brewery – and is open every day between midday and 9pm until December 23.
Live music will be on offer across the two days with the likes of Letitia George, The Upsiders, Steve Berry, the University of Warwick Brass, the City of Coventry Brass, Levi Washington, Thrill Collins, Matt Cattell, Impact Steel Band and Element Dance.
Street performers Balloonatic are set to hit the city centre as well and everyone will be bringing a festive flavour to get everyone in the mood for the holidays when they dress up as elves.
Free Radio Breakfast favourite Producer Paul, will be returning to host the event after being a huge hit with the crowds last year.
Coventry BID director Trish Willetts said the Festive Weekend was the perfect way to spread a sprinkling of seasonal cheer for 2018.
“We introduced the Festive Weekend last year which was a massive success, attracting thousands of people,” she said.
“As the activities only happened over the weekend, everybody come out all at once to enjoy themselves.
“Now everyone knows what to expect, so for 2018 it is going to be bigger, better and incredibly festive.
“We have some brilliant performers coming along, but we also have so many exciting traders to make it a real treat for everyone.
“So the only thing to do is head down to Coventry city centre on December 8 and 9 and get into the festive spirit.”
A vintage carousel will also be available in Broadgate for youngsters to enjoy over the two days.
For more details about Coventry’s Festive Weekend’s visit www.coventrycitycentre.co.uk
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