Colmans, which serves up award-winning fish and chips and seafood to South Shields locals has sponsored this years’ Christmas Wonderland in South Tyneside.

Richard Colman, who owns Colmans on Ocean Road and Colmans Seafood Temple on Sea Road is sponsoring the Christmas Wonderland, held across South Tyneside during the festive season. Christmas Wonderland is a collection of events, activities, and festive things happening from November 23, in and around South Tyneside and includes, a spectacular Camel Parade, Christmas fayres, Christmas lights switch ons in the borough’s three town centres and much more.

Richard said: “The event helps bring the spirit of Christmas to the people of South Tyneside, with something for all the family, whether it be Christmas shopping, or seeing Santa.

“Colmans is delighted to sponsor the Christmas Wonderland event and be part of something which brings the community together.”

Councillor Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to have Colmans supporting our Christmas Wonderland programme of events this year. Colmans have been strong supporters of our annual events programme for many years and for this we are extremely grateful.

“It is through the support of our kind sponsors that we are able to stage such high profile events and activities. Events like our Christmas programme not only help to draw more people into the borough but go a long way to supporting the local economy.”

Colmans is also a sponsor of the annual Christmas pantomime at the Customs House. This year, the Lambton Worm was chosen, and celebrates 150 years of the Lambton Worm folk song.

For more information about the Christmas Wonderland event, and what’s on, please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/christmas

More details about Colmans and Colmans Seafood Temple can be found at: www.colmansfishandchips.co.uk and www.colmansseafoodtemple.co.uk