What's On on Romney Marsh
Events December 2019
A Truly Magical Christmas at The Rare Breeds Centre
Ho Ho Ho !!!…Christmas is coming and Santa and his friends will be here at The Rare Breeds Centre
Santa Special days are the following:
30th November 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December.
We believe that any family Christmas isn’t complete without a visit to see Santa and here at the Rare Breeds Centre, Christmas is a much-loved tradition and heart-warming family experience that will leave the children feeling full of festive cheer (and the rest of the family too!)
You will receive a warm welcome into our magical hand–built Grotto and along with Santa and ‘The Naughty Snowman’ you will take part in festive interactive fun and entertainment, after which each child will meet Santa for their special one to one chat and be given their age-appropriate gift from the ‘Big Man’ himself.
Sessions with Santa are at: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm & 3.45pm, booking is essential and tickets for this wonderful experience go very quickly!
Time: 5pm unless stated differently
Rotary Club of Romney Marsh - Santa Sleigh Collections
The Rotary Club of Romney Marsh are gearing up for Christmas! Routes have been decided (see places and dates here) and collection buckets cleaned ready for the annual sleigh runs which will commence this year on Monday 2nd December. We will be out and about for three weeks, with our last collection night currently scheduled for Friday 20th. We are also delighted to once again be part of the New Romney Lantern Parade on 13th December and to have the opportunity for Santa to park his sleigh outside Sainsbury’s on 14th December. Monies collected from the sleigh runs are used to support mainly local charities, organisations and good causes.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols
Annual village Christmas tree swithcing on of the lights. Carol singing around the tree with mulled wine and mince pies. All welcome. Entry free.
Advent Carol Evensong
A service telling the story of the coming of Christ through bible readings, carols and anthems. All welcome.
Time: 7.30 onwards
Christmas Concert with the Haywardians
Come along to a festive celebration hosted by Romney Marsh District Scouts with the Haywardians. Christmas Songs and Carols will be performed in the festive setting of St Mary In The Marsh Church. Tickets cost £12.50 and includes drinks and a Christmas platter and entry into a prize draw. Tickets available from Veronica Bailey on 01797 362862.
Time: 10am to 12noon
Christmas Fair with a variety of stalls selling handicrafts, gifgs and decorations. Homemade soup, tea and coffee. Homemade cakes and pastries. Tombola, raffle and second-hand books. Children's craft corner, making Christmas tree decorations (guidance, materials and tools provided free of charge). All welcome, entry free.
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Christmas Carol Service
Carol Service at the Littlestone Lifeboat Station off Coast Drive in Greatstone.. Refreshments available, Salvation Army Band, Santa, cakes etc. Join us for a wonderfully christmassy evening. Bring the whole family.
Time: 18.00 - 2.00
Christmas Carol Service
Annual Christmas Carol Service, organised by the crew of Littlestone Lifeboat Station.
RNLI Boathouse from 6.00pm.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Witness the Christmas story told through traditional bible readings and by singing many of your favourite Christmas carols. With local choir, The Haywardians and Saltwood Handbell Ringers. Wine and refereshments after the service. All welcome. Collection in aid of The Children's Society.
Time: 4pm to 6pm
The annual village Christmas Party. Come and see Father Christmas - every year he arrives on a different form of transport. What will it be this year?
Mullled wine, hot beverages and soft drinks provided. Please bring a small plate of party food to share.
If you would like Father Christmas to giove your firiends and family (of any age) a present, please take the present(s), ready-wrapped and clearly labelled, to Pauline Rogers, 13 Rectory Road, St Mary in the Marsh by Saturday, 21st December. Alternatively, you may hand them in at the church on the evening, befoire Father Christmas arrives. There is no charge for Father Christmas giving out your presents. All welcome. Entry free.
Time: 8.30pm until 12.30pm
Dreamboats and Petticoats Tribute Show with Ricky & Ellie Fontayne - Celebrate the New Year
MUSIC, SINGING AND DANCING 50's 60's plus Rock 'n' Roll
Tickets £12.00 - bring you own drinks and nibbles