Matchday Guide: Everton v Fulham
Goodison set to be transformed into a winter wonderland.
Saturday’s game against Fulham will adopt a festive theme as Goodison Park is transformed into a winter wonderland for one game only.
The 90 minutes of football is, of course, the main attraction but there will be plenty of other activities taking place around the stadium both before and after the match to celebrate the Blue’s final home game prior to Christmas.
If you haven’t yet got your tickets, call 0871 663 1878, click here to buy online or alternatively, drop by the Park End Box Office at Goodison Park, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square.
Here’s our guide of what is taking place this weekend:
|There will be even more fun in the Fan Zone this Saturday. Blue Santa will be making an appearance with his reindeer to meet supporters young and old from 12.30pm. And no trip to meet Father Christmas is complete without a special gift so supporters can pick up their free Blue Santa hat and exclusive Everton bauble from the Fan Zone.|
There's also another chance for junior Evertonians to make sure Blue Santa receives their wishlists in time for Christmas with a special Everton postbox in place near the stage in the Fan Zone and supporters can strike a pose in the Everton Photobooth where they can collect a free photo souvenir from the Winter Wonderland. Special festive treats will also be available to buy in the Fan Zone, including hot chestnuts, mince pies and mulled wine.
To put the finishing touches to the winter wonderland, supporters can get their skates on and try out the Goodison ice rink before kick-off, where there may even be a sprinkling of snow!
|The Players' Parade will once again be in operation, allowing supporters to get autographs and pictures with their favourite Everton players. |
Situated towards the Bullens Road side of the Park End car park, players usually arrive from around two-and-a-half hours before kick-off.
|Be sure to stay in your seats at half-time and enjoy the entertainment provided by St Sebastian’s Primary School choir. The youngsters will be singing the festive favourite carols and hymns. The Salvation Army band will also be performing around the stadium to get supporters into the spirit of the holiday season. Jennifer Jewell will also be performing at the interval and there's also a very special surprise to look out for. |
|For the third home game in succession, Everton Heritage Society will be taking residence in St Luke’s Church on the corner of Goodison Road and Gwladys Street. Former manager Howard Kendall will be the star attraction, with the ex-Blues midfielder signing copies of his book. |
|The matchday programme is again packed from cover to cover. Eighty-four pages of high-quality content includes a feature interview with Bryan Oviedo and a look back at the career of former Blue George Telfer.|
As ever, there are also updates from manager Roberto Martinez and captain Phil Jagielka. Copies of the publication are available before the game from sellers in and around the stadium, priced £3. The excellent read is also available as a digital download, click here for info.
|Finally, the evertontv cameras will be lingering inside and out to speak to supporters and beam your views onto the big screens - and you can use #EFCFFC to get your social media comments and images on too. |