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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND THE AREA – DECEMBER PART 1

Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 04 Dec 2020

Hello again!

Hope you’ve all been well over the last month. With us being in lockdown again, there was sadly not much happening. However, Epsom and Ewell is slowly starting to (safely) come back to life with some local events and activities, which you can read about below.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and yes I did sing that as I typed it. In case you’ve missed it, I LOVE Christmas. Everything about it makes me happy. I especially love when the nights are crisp and all of the Christmas lights are twinkling. Yay! Is your tree up yet?

I hope that you have a lovely fortnight and that you find some fun and festive things to do in the area.  The first thing I’ll mention is Hobbledown still have spaces (not many!) to visit Santa’s grotto, ticket info here.

We put up rainbows in our windows for the NHS and now St Mary’s are encouraging people to make Epsom and Ewell Shine, by putting up a star, over the festive season.

Bocketts Farm is feeling very festive, and while tickets to meet Father Christmas have now sold out, you can still take part in the Elf Passport Trail, make reindeer food and Christmas badges, enjoy the farm and the animals. Bookings are limited though, so book now.

From the 15th November to the 15th December, you can buy gifts on the Cheam Christmas virtual market.

Join the Virtual Santa Dash by running, jogging or walking. Take on this 5K challenge before the 25th of December and earn yourself an official Santa Dash Medal and goodie bag!

Friday, 4th December

Honeywood Museum will be re-opening and are excited to welcome visitors back again.

Interactive Pirate Booty Cove panto adventure delivered right to your screen—you don’t even have to leave the sofa! Various dates from the 4th to the 13th December.

The French Market stalls are back in Epsom, with delicious traditional French goodies.

Saturday, 5th December

Meet Father Christmas, visit the Toy Shop, do Christmas crafts and make cookies at Godstone Farm this weekend.

Make your own Christmas wreath with Grow Cook Enjoy!

Ashtead Park Garden Centre will be visited by Santa and Nativity Animals. Donations will be collected for the Royal Marsden.

Sunday, 6th December

The Epsom Farmers’ Market, on the first Sunday of every month, offers locally sourced fruit and vegetables, handcrafted gifts and tasty goodies.

Monday, 7th December

Book a personalised visit with Santa, and receive a small gift and letter.

West Ewell Primary have created a fun-filled festive event for all families to enjoy. For £5 per family, you will get a map which will lead you on a Christmassy journey within our community. You will need to solve the clues in the windows of some special houses and be in with the chance of winning a £100 Amazon Voucher! www.pta-events.co.uk/wepspsa

Tuesday, 8th December

St Mary’s will be doing free lunchtime Organ Recitals on Tuesdays in December.

Wednesday, 9th December

Messy Play sessions for toddlers from walking ages through to 5 years, in Leatherhead every Wednesday.

BBL Design will be holding a Christmas Wreath Workshop for £50.00. The workshop includes all materials and refreshments.

Swimtime presents a visit from their new friend Jingle The Elf, all the way from the North Pole. There will be two shows on the 9th and 22nd December, and both shows include live interaction and family fun.

Thursday, 10th December

BabyTalk is a 6-week course for babies from 4 months to around 12 months. BabyTalk classes introduce you to the importance of early communication skills and how to develop them.

Friday, 11th December

The Leatherhead Theatre is excited to be re-opening with West End Comes to Leatherhead. A singing and dancing spectacular. Socially distanced seating, in a COVID secure environment.

Saturday, 12th December

The Ewell Grove Players are dusting down their favourite characters from past years to help Mummy find Santa and SAVE CHRISTMAS! This year’s panto is a fundraiser for computer equipment for Ewell Grove.

Sunday, 13th December

Folly Fairs returns to the market place.

The Derby Arms are hosting Brunch with Santa. The man in red will also be back on the 19th of December.

Saturday, 19th December

The Epsom Choral Society will be bringing you festive cheer with their annual Christmas concert. This will be performed in St Martin’s Church and streamed live so that you can watch it at home with your family and enjoy a joyful event to get you in the mood for Christmas. Donations welcomed.

Sunday, 20th December

Join your neighbours for The Big Carol Sing at 6.00 pm.

Three performers, multiple characters, one classic story. Book now for your chance to see The Wind in the Willows, on stage, this Christmas at Leatherhead Theatre from the 23rd December.

The Rural Life Centre, near Farnham, is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair on the 5th December.

Some of our favourite local businesses feature on the Age Concern Together video – Dee and I are on there too, have a look here.

You can support Epsom & Ewell Foodbank this Christmas, by texting donations to the numbers below.

Mega Camps will be running Christmas Camp at Blenheim School on the following dates: (21st, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th December).

Stagecoach Epsom will be hosting a Christmas Holiday Workshop from the 21st to the 23rd December at  Rosebery Girls School.

If you’re wanting to shop local this Christmas, Fran has listed some Gift Ideas from local Epsom and Ewell Families businesses.

You can also support other local businesses and services on the Epsom and Ewell Families’ directory.

Follow the Epsom and Ewell Families Facebook page or join the group to stay in touch with local families, and regularly check our Events Calendar for upcoming events – we keep it updated with local events.

Fresh Connect UK have changed their company to serve the community during COVID. They offer free home deliveries of fruit, vegetables and groceries, and have some great meat packages for Christmas.

Make your events beautiful with Sparkle and Chic‘s event and party rental service.

See you soon for more local events, activities and news.

Kalli xx

 

 
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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art and music, and works in digital marketing and social media.

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