UK (University of Essex) Basket-baubles to bring Christmas cheer to Essex

Christmas is coming early to The University of Essex with an advent calendar of volleyball and basketball bliss set to entertain families.

A series of seasonal delights packed with festive fun will see children, parents and loved ones flock to the Essex Sport Arena, on the Colchester Campus.

The elite Essex Rebels will entertain on the court whilst half-time shows, DJ sets, competitions and presents will amp up the amusement.

Unfolding across two weekends in December the Christmas Triple Header Special and Rebels Winter Weekend Festival of Sport will provide three days of merriment.

Tickets are on sale now online and are available for as little as £2.

Dr Dave Parry, Director of Sport, said: “We love Christmas here at The University of Essex and we want to do everything we can to make families enjoy the most magical time of the year.

“These celebrations will provide non-stop entertainment to everyone who makes the short journey down.

“It doesn’t matter if you are an avid basketball or volleyball fan or you are just looking for something new for the kids you are more than welcome at these great events and we promise you will be entertained.”

The first event is the Rebels Winter Weekend Festival of Sport which features a triple header of basketball on Saturday December 10, with a doubleheader of volleyball taking place the next day.

With just one ticket you can enjoy full access all weekend to soak up all five games.

The Christmas Triple Header Special takes place just seven days later on Saturday December 17.

There are three massive basketball games taking place across the day with the first tip-off taking place at 1pm.