FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER
Our annual Christmas Festival is scheduled to take place on the first Friday of December as usual and it is going to be one big extravanganza this year. With a new enthusiastic team of organisers heading up the event and the support of Chorleywood Parish Council and leading high street businesses there are exciting new features all along the length of Lower Road and Main Parade guaranteeing family fun all night.
“Thanks to Lords and John Roberts we have reindeer Blitzen and Dancer who will be outside Lords while Santa is in his Grotto inside the shop” says organiser Theo Papadopoulos, “And, courtesy Sewell and Gardner, we have a nativity area with shepherds and stable housing a donkey, goats, sheep, a cow, ducks and geese.”
Also new this year and adding even more Christmas sparkle and community spirit is a skating rink, all made possible again by the help of local businesses (over 20 sponsors had signed up when we went to press). There’s a fun festive photo opportunity and a reindeer hunt with prizes. Don’t worry about having supper before you come, Sathi, Higgins and many others will be offering street food and there will be plenty of warming drinks from hot chocolate to mulled cider from our own Cider Club. There will be lots of craft stalls too so you can get some Christmas shopping in and kids can get creative in BB’s Play café with gingerbread decorating and Christmas makes. Or for special Chorleywood themed gifts, buy a copy of Exploring Chorleywood signed by the U3A authors at Chorleywood Bookshop or home-made gift wrapped apple preserves at the Cider Club stall.
The community stage line-up includes performances from our local schools and community choirs, jazz bands and stage schools and our Chorleywood Magazine Scarecrow awards which will be presented to the winners of the Trail held back in September! The evening will wind up with a festive sing-a-long led by musicians on the stage.
It’s going to be a brilliant night!
Be prepared for road closures in the village centre on the day