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Celebrate the Festival of Saint Nicholas in Canterbury

PUBLISHED: 14:25 21 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:23 20 February 2013

Celebrate the Festival of Saint Nicholas in Canterbury

Celebrate the Festival of Saint Nicholas in Canterbury

Over the next three weekends an exciting selection of events are taking place in this historic city in the build up to Christmas

Celebrate the Festival of Saint Nicholas in Canterbury


Over the next three weekends an exciting selection of events are taking place in this historic city in the build up to Christmas



Nicholas Advent Fair and Coffee Morning


Saturday 24 November, 09.30 to 12pm, Old Palace, Canterbury (By kind permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Jane Williams) St


A rare opportunity to visit the Archbishops private Canterbury home. There are Christmas crafts, a superb stall with delicious home-made cakes and a Tombola.



St Nicholas Festival Gala Dinner


Saturday 1 December, 7pm, International Study Centre, Canterbury Cathedral Precincts


A black tie three-course dinner with drinks and entertainment followed by a charity auction. Entertainment by the much-praised Canterbury Cantata under the artistic direction of Grenville Hancox. Join in the charity auction for some very special prizes, including this Peter Gerard Livesey watercolour, which can be seen in the Gallery at the Cathedral Shop at 25 Burgate.


You need to buy your tickets and make your menu selections in advance.



St Nicholas City Parade


Saturday 8 December 2012, 12pm


From Westgate Towers join the annual fun community Parade of children and musicians welcoming St Nicholas to Canterburys streets. Musical entertainment in Rose Square from 10.30am onwards. St. Nicholas is greeted by Cathedral and City dignitaries at the Cathedral Gate at 1pm, followed by a short service, refreshments, and gifts from the Cathedral Shop. Anyone can join in and enjoy the Fanfares during the Procession!


This year the festival is supporting two most worthwhile local charities, Dandelion Time and the children supported by Rising Sun at the Canterbury Women's Refuge


www.stnicholasfestival.org.uk




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