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                Friday 20 December
Christmas Raceday
The perfect opportunity to celebrate with family, friends or colleagues as the holidays begin in earnest.
Festive menus, winter cocktails,
mulled wine, brass bands, dodgems, complimentary mince pies, a spectacularly decorated Grandstand and carol singing. Saturday 21 December
Christmas Family Raceday
Simply an unmissable date in the diaries for regular racegoers. The most valuable racecard of Ascot’s jumps season, visits from Father Christmas and his reindeer, story-telling from Mrs Christmas, pony rides, dodgems, a carol singing concert, festive cocktails, fine dining and free fairground rides. Children can attend and eat for free too at this family day, as well as enrolling in the Ascot Elf Academy.
Truly an elegant and uplifting day to celebrate with loved ones.
Gilbert Whites House
Selborne, Alton GU34 3JH
01420 511275 Saturday 23 November, 10.30am - 4pm Eco Fair
The Eco Fair is a great opportunity to discover a wide range of local green groups, businesses and campaigns. With planet friendly workshops, stalls, gifts and food. Saturday 30th November, 11am - 1pm Wreath Making
Learn how to make your own festive wreath at the Barn r with greenery from our gardens.
Materials provided but please bring your own Secateurs, plus any decorations or ribbon you want to incorporate and Four candles if making an advent ring.
Enjoy Tea & Coffee and a Hearty lunch followed by mince pies all in the barn Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 December
Mulled Wine Weekend 2019
Join them for Christmas cheer, live entertainment, wassailing, children’s crafts, Christmas shopping and of course Mulled Wine at this wonderful free Yuletide event.
Milestones Museum
Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
01256 639550
Tuesday 10 December, 7pm - 9.45pm Wednesday 11 December, 1pm - 3.45pm & 7pm - 9.45pm
A Christmas Carol
Step back into Victorian England to be enthralled by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the streets of Milestones Museum! On Christmas Eve, the most magical night of the year, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a journey into his past and future, accompanied by three ghosts determined to show him the true meaning of Christmas. This winter, Charles Dickens’ infamous ghost story is brought alive in a traditional production, complete with period costume, song, and a musical score. Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company to see whether Scrooge’s heart will thaw in time for Christmas...
7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 December,
11.15am - 4.15pm
Santa’s Grotto
Visit Santa and his elves in their magical grotto deep in the heart of Milestones. Meet Santa and receive a special festive gift, then create a glittering decoration to take home for your own Christmas tree.
Fleet Christmas Festival & Christmas
Lights Switch On
Fleet Road, Fleet GU51 Wednesday 27 November, from 3pm Christmas Festival gets the festive season off to a great start with over 100 stalls in the Christmas market offering a fabulous variety of gifts and crafts, as well as a scrumptious selection of food and drink for you to buy as presents, take home or sample on the spot! With a very special free children’s craft marquee, a stage with live music from local choirs, fun fair attractions as well as the return of the amazing Giant Snow Globe as well as the Christmas lights switch on, entertainment
in Gurkha Square, The Harlington and The Hart Shopping Centre, it’s no wonder the Fleet Christmas Festival is one of the most popular Christmas events in Hampshire.
236 Fleet Road, Fleet GU51 4BY 01252 811009 Friday 22nd November
Bar: 7.30pm, Doors: 8pm, Show: 8:30pm
Hits of Motown - featuring Roy G Hemmings from The Drifters
A great showman and dynamic singer, and understood as the longest serving former member of The Drifters, Roy G Hemmings has entertained audiences around the world. Featuring some of the classic hits of Motown from such renowned artists as The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie, to name but a few.
Friday 6 December,
Bar: 7.30pm, Doors: 8pm, Show: 8:30pm Mainly Madness
Once in a while a band comes along that has the ability to capture, captivate and
tell fantastic stories through song. Mainly Madness faithfully recreates this feeling night after night, in a show that leaves audiences awed and clamouring for more! Not only are Mainly Madness a tribute to the great band itself but also a celebration of Two Tone and Ska, which include such inspirational bands as The Specials, Bad Manners and The Beat to name a few. This fantastic genre of music manages to make you smile and stomp your feet to the rock steady beat.
Whether male, female, young or old, the Annual Mainly Madness Christmas Party will give you a festive night to remember! Thursday 12 December - Saturday 28 December, various times
School Shows: 12, 13, 18 & 19 December Aladdin
A pantomime filled with adventure, fun and a magic carpet, Aladdin is a truly fantastic treat for all the family!
Alton’s Yuletide Festival WEEKEND
Alton Town Centre & Assembly Rooms, Town Centre
01420 83986
Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December
The return of Alton’s famous annual Yuletide Festival will see the town centre transformed into a vibrant Christmas Market with hundreds of stalls offering a wide mix of gifts, crafts and local produce plus a chance for you to support and
find out more about local charities and community groups.
The Christmas Lights will be switched on on Saturday from 4.30pm.
We take great care in compiling the listings however, we recommend that you contact the venue in advance as events and activities may be subject to change
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