insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 37

Shop, Eat and have Fun... at the Best Christmas Ever on Herne Bay Pier From bleak tarmac to vibrant venue in 4 years, Herne Bay Pier is fast becoming a major visitor attraction in Kent with something to delight all ages and pockets. We now have over 30 retail outlets selling quality gifts, clothes, food, master craftsman’s jewellery, toys and many other quirky and quality goods. The covered food plaza offers Thai, Pizza, Seafood, Gourmet Burgers, Vegan Snacks and traditional Fish and Chips. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout December we are adding even more attractions for Christmas by hosting a farmers' market for cheeses, crafts, meats, jars and other goodies. We plan to surprise you with a 12 foot snow globe, lots of entertainment, a Santa's Grotto and ….on the final Saturday, the live reindeer will be coming for the third year to delight the children. Our new stage will have been completed with shell-shaped roof by December and visitors will be entertained by performers and musicians including the Kent School of Performing Arts. For more information concerning renting huts, plaques, stage bookings please contact us on office@hernebaypier.org Coming Events: Each December Saturday and Sunday: Dec 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th there will a Farmers' Market on the pier (10.00am – 4.00pm), a 12 foot snow globe, Santa's grotto, music and children’s activities On Dec 23rd: live reindeer, Farmers' Market, Snow Globe, Santa's Grotto Coming in 2018: The opening of a pier wedding venue; an exciting programme of entertainment on the new stage; plaques on the pier for folks to celebrate births, anniversaries, special events and loved ones. Pip's magic and Punch and Judy show, dog shows, a fashion show, markets and a fun at the seaside day and much more As the Herne Bay Pier is totally run by unpaid volunteers – we always welcome anyone with a few hours to spare and we are inviting schools and groups to book a session on the new stage. And, of course, we a &Rv26VVp76'6BWW'G2FVW2vFF0fVFVW"&V7BF&V6B&VvVW&FRV6fVBW"