What's on 256
Ingatestone Christmas Market
Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9ED
Sunday 8th December 2019
With over 45 Stalls selling a variety of festive items - Crafts, gifts, jewellery, toys, stationary, home, lifestyle and well being products, clothing accessories, pet treats, Hot & Cold foods will be available. Plus Winter Pimms.
Indoors - There will be about 12 of the 45 stalls selling a variety of Christmas products.
The Community Club licensed bar will be open.
For younger kids there will be Santa's Grotto indoors.
There will also be a stage outside with a variety of local acts taking part.
Many of the High Street shops, restaurants, pubs and bars in Ingatestone will be open so it will be a much broader family and Christmas shopping experience than just the market.
Santa Fun Run
Central Park, Chelmsford, Sunday 8th December 2019
“Join the #FarleighSantas as hundreds of runners dash, dance and prance 5k to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice. Adult runners get a free Santa suit, and there’s a free Santa hat for the kids. Dogs (on leads) are invited to be Santa’s little helpers at this family-friendly event – we’ll even be presenting an award to the best dressed pooch!”
Headgate Theatre, Colchester
Wed 4th - Sat 7th Dec 7:00pm, Matinees Sat 7th & Sun 8th 3:00pm
Follow the antics of Jim Hawkins and his Mum, as they sail the high seas in search of treasure. Look out for Long John Silver, that dastardly villain who loves a lively audience - but has he reckoned on the Ladies of Smuggler’s Cove WI– and a very naughty parrot? So, "shiver yer timbers, rattle yer bones and don yer pirate hat, me hearties!" - this is a panto not to be missed.
£12 /£10 (under 16 only.) Every attender must have a seat.
Drive-In Cinema - Elf
Promenade Park, Maldon
Saturday 14th December 2019
Gates open 4pm. Film live at 5.30pm.
Shenfield Christmas Fayre
Sunday, 8th December, 12:00 – 17:00
Hutton Rd, Brentwood
Shenfield has its own Christmas market in and around Hutton Road where you'll find lots of original gifts and food.
It's also offering a host of activities including a small stage with live music, local school and town choirs - and of course, Santa will be there with his sleigh. The market is on Sunday December 8 from 12pm to 5pm.
Havering Christmas Land 2019
Sunday 8th – 24th December 2019
Harrow Lodge Park, Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch
Local mental health charity Havering Mind presents a unique and magical Christmas attraction for the local area... Havering Christmas Land!
As well as decorating the historic Harrow Lodge House building inside Harrow Lodge Park, the secret garden next door to the building will be turned into a stunning Christmas lights walk through!
With a 000s of lights, decorations and Christmas scenes created by students at Havering College of Further & Higher Education, this will be a magical land not to miss over the festive season!
Entry into the walk will be £2.50pp, with all money raised going to Havering Mind to help them to support more people throughout 2020!
(Babies under 2 go free. No concessions)