Seasonal joy as festival announced

AN ANNUAL festival will be returning to Port Solent at the end of this year, it has been announced.

This year’s Festival of Christmas, being held on December 8 and 9, will feature more than 80 stalls selling an array of handcrafted gifts.

Live entertainment will also be provided with performances from local ukulele band Pompey Pluckers, street theatre acts and more.

Port Solent’s Lisa Fowler said: ‘This is a fantastic chance for families to get into the Christmas spirit and pick up some wonderfully unique and homemade gifts that aren’t available on the high street.’