A FAMILY-RUN Dovercourt venue is hosting a free festive event as Christmas approaches.

The Lighthouse sports and social hub is situated in Lower Marine Parade, Dovercourt.

Funded by People’s Postcode Lottery, The Lighthouse will host a free festive roller skating event on December 16.

No booking is required for the roller skating.

It will take place from 2pm to 7pm and will include singing from Harwich’s Ruby Poole, a Santa’s Grotto, hot food and a bar.