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Tis the season to be jolly so come and visit Southend over the festive season for sensational shopping, ice skating in the grounds of a glittering Royal Palace, a festive fanfare of Christmas events & winter shows, plus some invigorating seasonal sea air…

There's a distinctly Hollywood feeling to this year's Christmas Lights Switch-On in Southend High Street. Over four hours of free entertainment on 14 November - including stars from Britain's Got Talent and performances from two of Hollywood's finest flicks. These will all culminate in a dazzling free fireworks display on City Beach.

Of course, this being Southend-on-Sea, The Big Switch-On is just the beginning of the fun! On Saturday 5 December, the Southend Winter Extravaganza starts at 11am, bringing a full day of magic and sparkle to the town centre. Wizard of Oz is the iconic theme of the day, complete with a 'Yellow Brick Road'. Dorothy will take delighted fans on a magical journey from her house at the top of the High Street, where you will meet all your favourite characters along the way, including the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Munchkins and the Wizard himself! But look our for the Wicked Witch and her evil winged monkeys!

If that is not exciting enough, there is also a unique, multimedia, multi sensory animated 4D Light Spectacular which will transform and bring to life one of Southend's most beautiful buildings every evening from 5 - 12 December.

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