2012_xmas_fest-5667Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) is running a first time competition for the 2014 Festive Festival, giving local children the amazing opportunity to win two places on Santa’s sleigh leading the town’s much anticipated Lantern Parade on Friday November 28th. The competition is open to children up to the age of twelve and the winning child can choose a lucky friend or sibling to accompany them on their magical journey.

To enter, budding sleigh hoppers must simply go into their favourite local Newquay business of any type, take a photo of themselves in there and provide up to fifty words as to why this is their favourite spot. Whether this is a Fish & Chip shop, amusement arcade, café, retailer or otherwise, kids simply have to make sure they get their entries in by Sunday November 23rd.

The lucky winners of this revolutionary new competition will meet Santa and his real-life reindeer at the Victoria Hotel at 18.30 hours on the night of Friday November 28th, where they will board the sleigh on this unique and memorable voyage. The duo will be the envy of the town as they make their way towards Marcus Hill to witness the activation of the town’s lights by Pirate FM’s Holly Day.

Newquay BID Manager, Kate Cortez, says of the competition, “This is a fantastic new initiative that we are offering this year and we are really excited. Our BID members are hoping their business is the winner’s choice! I just wish I was young enough to enter myself and we’re really looking forward to seeing the kid’s entries.”

Submissions can be sent in via post to the BID office at Marcus Hill, Newquay, TR7 1AF, dropped off at Newquay’s Tourist Information Centre, submitted through the Love Newquay Facebook page or via email at alice.beard@newquaybid.co.uk. For more detailed information on how to enter, people should visit the BID’s website at: http://www.newquaybid.co.uk/event/newquay-bids-festive-festival/

For more details about Newquay’s Christmas programme, people are invited to pick up a copy of the Festive Events Guide which lists details of all local events up until New Year’s Eve. Created by the BID for the fourth year running, 10,000 copies of the guide have been distributed. Copies can be collected from the Tourist Information Centre or downloaded from www.newquaybid.co.uk.