Around 10,000 people went through the doors
Saundersfoot is celebrating the success of it’s Christmas-themed ‘Festival by the Sea’, which attracted thousands of visitors to the village over the weekend. Originally the traditional Christmas Fayre, it was renamed and extended over the weekend to bring a greater community feel, and the extraordinary effort was marked at the start of the festival, which was heralded by the community lantern parade.
Headed up by the main man himself, Santa, across to the harbour decking for the switch-on of the lighting feature, and carol-singing led by the Greenhill School jazz band. The village’s Christmas lighting has also been enhanced by Saundersfoot Community Council’s magnificent new tree in the Sensory Gardens, which was officially lit by council chairman Anthony Mattick. Throughout the three days of the lively festival, around 10,000 people went through the doors of the heated harbourside marquee, where there was a festive maritime décor theme.
There they were able to browse and buy at around 60 stalls, selling festive food and drink, gifts and crafts. Crowds of people also packed Kitchen Corner to sample some tasty treats cooked up by guest chefs Lisa Fearn, Anthony Evans and Saundersfoot’s own Pepe Tramarco from The BoatHouse. The event itself was put on by the Saundersfoot Chamber of Tourism committee, who continue to produce a fantastic array of events throughout the year for the village. Keep up to date with what’s going on by checking back with FBM Holidays throughout the year.
Photo credit: Gareth Davies