Sunderland’s Business Improvement District has launched its festive plans, including the return of the popular Frost village, with the aim to get more people shopping in the city.
Sunderland’s Frost Village is set to return to Keel Square, Sunderland, this year, including the open air ice rink and winter markets.
The Frost Village launches on November 24, with the unveiling of the open air ice rink where professional skaters will perform, and will run until Christmas Eve.
Christmas films will be screened outside while visitors to the village can also join in a Ha’Way in a manger candlelit conga parade, Music and dance sessions and visit the Merry Monk Bar, which will be selling hot Gluhwein for those that are old enough.
Every Thursday to Sunday from November 15, there will be a Christmas market offering a range of unusual and unique products as well as various training sessions on offer for people of all ages.
Ken Dunbar, Chief Executive of Sunderland BID, said: ““The Frost Village was a huge success last year and we’re hoping it will be even bigger and better this time around.
“Having built on last year’s feedback and adding even more events such as Christmas movies in Keel Square to the programme, we’re certain that this Christmas in Sunderland will be one to remember.”