The market held in front of the church and in the church rooms sees the welcome return of market regulars like Simon’s Pies (amongst others!), Kaighin & Daughter BBQ, and Father Christmas arriving on a very novel sled…(the Fire Engine) and at the School Fair there will be a whole host of games and activities to enjoy alongside crafts, refreshments and mulled wine, and a raffle with some wonderful prizes on offer. Both events are free so go along on Saturday afternoon and fill your Christmas boots.
The Christmas Is Coming Concert on Sunday at 6pm stars as usual our local choir Excelsis with Choristers of St Edmund’s and is a light-hearted celebration of Christmas with of course some carols to sing your heart out to and readings by local ‘celebrities’, some of which are guaranteed to get you rolling in the aisles or at least falling off your pew. Tickets are £12.50 and include mulled wine and mince pies (under 16’s free entry) and are available from the church website or office, Red Rose tea rooms or, if there is room in the inn, on the door.
The Christmas lights have been brightening up the village centre for a while now and the Christmas tree in the square is almost certainly the best one we’ve ever had, all thanks to the parish council and it’s merry band of elves and safety. The scene is set for Carols in the Square 7pm on Christmas Eve.
Two new shops have opened in The Square recently – making it a full house! Claire at Noah’s Ark Pet Supplies has the perfect answer to getting your furry family members a Christmas present and Hannah & Tom across the way are offering a Christmas discount on American Nails. We are also now prepared if it starts raining again.
On Thursday 8th Applegarth are open 5pm-7pm for a Christmas shopping evening extravaganza and a A Taste of Christmas with loads of free festive goodies to try, more mulled wine and mince pies, a chance to order your Christmas turkey and other festive fare and enjoy some music from The Rock choir. All in all a great atmosphere to soak up.
On Saturday week 10th December Macmillan Christmas Fair fills the Grayshott village halls and studio 10am-3.30pm and this can be considered the biggest and best Christmas Fair for miles around. All in a good cause of course, it offers everything you would expect including one of the sturdiest santa’s grottos ever constructed (sponsored by grayshott.com) including the latest in chimney dispensing to provide gifts for the little ones.
In the evening if you fancy an opportunity to get together with lots of other local people to enjoy some Christmas cheer Grayshott School PTA have joined forces with Gail Bedding to help organise a charity Christmas Party at the Village Hall. It promises to be a great evening with bar and live music from popular local party band ‘May Contain Nuts‘ Everyone welcome, so come along and join us. Tickets are £10, including cheese and nibbles!
That’s probably enough Christmas events to keep you going for now. There are other things going on as well and you can see a list of events on the website or if you wander over to Facebook on our Page or Group . If you want to add your Facebook event to our lists just join, like and share. The latest edition of Grayshott Today also includes a list of events as well as lots of interesting info on local activities – December is probably their best edition yet.
I’ll finish with congratulations to Bishnu & The Bayleaf for getting to the finals of the 2016 British Curry Awards. Not only did they receive a framed certificate to keep but it presented an opportunity for Bishnu to take some of his favourite customers along to enjoy the awards dinner held at the Battersea Evolution venue. Unfortunately they weren’t available so he took this lot instead…