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Booking Open for White Cliffs Christmas ICE-travaganza 2018

Booking for ice-skating and Father Christmas as well as full details of this year’s fantastic event are now available at

The official launch date for this year’s bigger and better White Cliffs Christmas ICE-travaganza is Sunday 2 December 2018.

The historic Dover Marine Station (Cruise Terminal One, Dover Western Docks) will once again be beautifully decked out with Christmas trees and decorations and will feature ice-skating on the fantastic 400m2 indoor real ice rink, Father Christmas in his grotto and rides including electric bumper cars, chair-o-planes, mini waltzer, fun house and side stalls.

This year, a new bar will open managed by local brewers Breakwater Brewery, with some interesting and original festive offers. A tea room and many delicious food outlets will also be available for all of your food and drink needs.

Weekend Christmas market stalls will be available every Saturday and Sunday for gift ideas. Christmas wreath workshops by Daisy Moon Florist are available on 8 & 21 Dec – bookable via Daisy Moon directly on

There will be a packed programme of entertainment for the launch from 10:00 until 19:45 including live music from local bands and Father Christmas’ arrival with his surprise friends at 12 midday.

Launch Day Running Order Entertainment

10:00  10:45            Swingtime Sweethearts                

11:00  11:45            Swingtime Sweethearts                 Official Opening Speech (11:45)

12:00  12:45            Stellar Talks           

13:00  13:45            Stellar Talks           

14:00  14:45            Cool Maniere           

15:00  15:45            Cool Maniere           

16:00  16:45            Gentlemen of Few              

17:00  17:45            Gentlemen of Few              

18:00  18:45            Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather         

19:00  19:45            Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather         

From 3 Dec 2018 – 1 Jan 2019

Public opening times:

Thursday and Friday evening from 17:00 – 21:00

Saturday 10:00 – 21:00 and Sunday all day 10:00 – 18:00

School bookings:

Available weekdays Mon – Fri during term time;


Free entry and parking available throughout the event duration until Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Sorry – No pets allowed other than Assisted Living Dogs.

This year’s event is kindly sponsored by DFDS, TW Services, WW Martin, N.T.Rix Scaffolding Ltd and E.J.Dittons & Co. Ltd.

Booking for ice-skating and Father Christmas will be available soon on

Group bookings for schools, please contact

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