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Christmas Magic Returns to Dover for 2022 with Port of Dover-sponsored Fire Garden

The Fire Garden will take place on Friday 2nd December (5pm to 9pm) and Saturday 3rd December (4pm to 6pm and 7pm to 9pm). Entry is free and members of the public can turn up on the day to enter, though there are free priority entry tickets available here which will guarantee entry.

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Doug Bannister, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, said:

“We at the Port of Dover are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Fire Garden at Dover’s Winter Light Up this year. These last few years have represented a real challenge for the community and we are pleased to be helping to deliver this free event and bring some Christmas magic to the people of Dover.

As we return to community events post-pandemic, it is our ambition to work closely with local partners, such as Dover Town Council and Destination Dover to support an overarching Christmas event. After the success of the Dover Regatta in the Summer, we cannot wait to continue this collaboration.”

The Fire Garden will happen alongside other exciting events and activities as part of Dover’s 2022 Winter Light Up. On Saturday 3rd December, a Christmas Market including Father Christmas, live entertainment and festive activities will be spreading cheer at Market Square from 12pm to 9 pm.

A full schedule of the weekend’s events, including the seasonal lantern procession and lantern-making workshops,

A video showing Dover’s Winter Fire Garden from 2020 can be viewed here.

Town Mayor of Dover, Councillor Gordon Cowan, said:

“Dover Town Council is delighted to bring back Dover’s Winter Light Up this December, following on from last year’s success. This year, we are excited to combine this with the Fire Garden and the Lantern Parade, for the whole community of Dover to enjoy.

We are grateful to the Port of Dover for their generous sponsorship of the two-day Fire Garden this year, and look forward to seeing the stunning illuminations bring some Christmas cheer to Dover.”

About : The Port of Dover

The Port of Dover is the UK’s busiest international ferry port, handling more lorries than all other UK ports through an unrivalled and fluid operation capable of facilitating 120 ferry movements and 110 miles of freight per day. £144bn worth of UK trade and 33% of all trade with the EU is handled by the Port of Dover.

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Dover is also the UK’s second busiest cruise port, has a marina and property business primed to benefit from a new waterfront and a busy cargo business handling fresh produce, containers, project cargo, general cargo and grain operating from a state-of-the-art terminal.

The Port of Dover holds ambitious net zero targets, placing it at the vanguard of decarbonisation within the UK ports industry.

The Port strives to work with and to the benefit of the Dover community and has multiple programmes to deliver support. The Port Community Fund recently surpassed £1 million in donations from the Port of Dover;

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