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Sovereign Shines 2018

Date: to Saturday, 15 December 2018

Calling all boat owners and harbour - facing homes! Now in its third year, Sovereign Shines marks the beginning of the Christmas festivities and this year we want to make it a bigger and brighter spectacle.

Simply go overboard on your Christmas lights and join us for two family fun-days of Sovereign Shines entertainment on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December featuring live music, local school choirs, cartoon characters and Father Christmas arriving by boat! Moreover, on Saturday 15th December between 4.30pm and 7pm join Premier at the Waterfront for some mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies.

The Sovereign Shines switch on will be on Saturday 9th December and the campaign will run until the 31st December. Judging will take place from the water - all harbour residents are welcome to join in the fun of the light spectacle, for practical reasons though, only boats and properties overlooking the water of the four inner harbours can be judged and included in the competition. 

To enter your boat or harbour-facing property simply fill in the FREE online entry-form. Plus, for a little inspiration on how to decorate your boat click here to download our helpful tips and ideas page with visuals!