Borough Insight

Christmas events across Epsom & Ewell

ScoutCharityTreeSaleChristmas activities in the Borough are well underway – here’s a round-up of some we know about (some of these are organised by other groups and the Council is not responsible for the activity).

Community Christmas Post - only 25p!
Delivery in postal areas KT17 - KT21
For full details of locations of Scout post boxes, collection and delivery times, visit www.7thepsom.org.uk Payment (in cash) should be included with the cards and posted into one of the Scout post boxes. All proceeds to 7th Epsom (Methodist) Scout Group.

Charity Christmas Tree Sale
5/6 and 12/13 December; 9am-4pm - 4th Ewell Scout HQ, 1 Bluegates, London Road, Ewell, KT17 2SA and online
4th Ewell (Nonsuch) Scout Group hold their annual Christmas Tree sale to raise funds for the Group and participating local charities. full details on their website - http://www.xmastrees.org.uk/

Christmas Gift Market
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 December; 10am-5pm (Tuesday 7pm) - Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UP
Free entry. Various stalls selling things Christmas, specially selected for originality, quality, usability and good value. A wide variety of gifts, collectables and lots more!

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Friday 4 December; 4pm onwards - Ewell
Shops in the village will be open late, with some offering mulled wine, mince pies and other Christmas goodies. Local children and adults will sing carols and there will be family attractions throughout the village. This year, the popular treasure hunt will be based on an advent calendar produced by St Mary’s Brownies.

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Friday 4 December; 4pm onwards - Stoneleigh
Lots of family entertainment including Santa's Grotto, carol singing, performances from local dance studios, hot food and festive drinks, Radio Jackie, late night shopping, clog dancing, stalls and more.

Christmas Craft Fair (Part of the 'Lights on Broadway' event)
Friday 4 December; 3pm-7pm - Stoneleigh Community Library
Organised by the Friends of Stoneleigh Library, the Fair includes gifts and hand crafted items by local sellers, cake sale & refreshments, children's decoration & card making and Christmas Hamper raffle (drawn at 6.30pm). StoneleighLibraryChristmasCraftFair

 

Christmas Workshop
Saturday 5 December; 10am-12.30pm - All Saints Church, Fulford Road, West Ewell
For children aged 4-11 years. £4 entry. Please bring a shoe box so that you can safely take your crafts home. For more info please phone the church office on 020 8393 7273.

Christmas Fair organised by The Friends of Ewell Grove
Saturday 5 December; 12.30pm-3.30pm - Ewell Grove
Tombolas, seasonal food, meet and greet Santa, games, grand draw raffle, Christmas crafts, refreshments, great gift ideas, prize and much more.

Christmas music, carols and humour organised by The Friends of Nonsuch
Saturday 5 December; 2.30pm - The Stable by the Mansion, Nonsuch Park (car entry via Cheam Gate, SM3 8AP)
Juliet Chaplin & Carshalton Glee, Kasumi Brooker (soloist) and some familiar faces! No charge but donations welcome. Mince pies, hot drinks and Carol sheets provided! Non-members welcome.

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4 - 24 December - Epsom Playhouse
The enchanting Christmas experience returns with a brand new adventure with songs and stories plus a meet and greet with Santa!

Epsom Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
Sunday 6 December - Epsom Playhouse
Top West End star, David Leonard (Miss Trunchbal in Matilda ) will narrate the musical story of Charles Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol' at the Epsom Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert. The programme also features music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Lehar's Gold and Silver Waltzes and Leroy Andersen's Sleigh Rides, as well as carols for the audience to join in.

Christingle Service in aid The Children's Society
Sunday 6 December; 10am - All Saints Church, Fulford Road, West Ewell
For more info please phone the church office on 020 8393 7273.

A Christmas Star
Wednesday 9 December; 1.30pm for 2pm - Bourne Hall, Ewell
Epsom Mayday Flower Club presents a flowers arranging demonstration by Suzie Barwick. Visitors welcome £6.

Christmas Extravaganza - Craft Fair
Saturday 12 December; 11am-2pm - 1st Cuddington Sea Scout Group, Fancourt Hall, Cunliffe Road, Stoneleigh KT19 0RJ
Free admission - coin donations welcome. Real Christmas Trees on sale from 9am till 3pm.

Journey To The Centre Of The Christmas Pudding
Saturday 12 December; 9am - 12noon - West Ewell Evangelical Church, Lansdowne Road, KT19 9QJ
For school Years R to 6. £2 donation. For more information visit www.weec.org.uk, email: outreach@weec.org.uk, phone: 020 8394 0659.

Epsom Chamber Choir presents - Joyeux Noel! EpsomChamberChoir
Saturday 12 December - St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
Conductor Piers Maxim. 3pm: Carols for all the family; 7.30pm: Seasonal music from France, including Poulenc's beautiful Christmas motets. For tickets please visit www.epsomchamberchoir.org.uk

Stoneleigh Choral Sociey presents - Christmas Concert
Saturday 12 December; 7.30pm - St John's Church, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh KT19 0QZ
Conductor Nigel Perona-Wright, Accompanist Kit Perona-Wright. Tickets: Adults £10, Under 18's £5. Available on the door on the night or in advance call 020 8393 4666. Carols for choir and audience with seasonal readings.

Beauty and the Beast
13 December - 3 January  - Epsom Playhouse
The Epsom Playhouse presents Pantomime 2015...Beauty and The Beast. This re-telling of the enchanting classic story is full of fun, music and panto magic!

Join in singing traditional Christmas songs
Thursday 17 December; 8.30pm - The Wheatsheaf, Ewell Village
Organised by Ewell St Mary's Morris Men. All proceeds to the Epsom & Ewell Mayor's Charity Fund.

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Thursday 17 December, 11.30am - Epsom Cemetery Chapel
A non-religious service for all those who would like to remember lost loved ones as Christmas approaches. The service will be led by Sarah Leon, a civil celebrant. It is not a traditional religious service, though there will be some familiar Christmas music. The chapel in Epsom Cemetery is a beautiful place to come and remember in the company of others. To find out more about the service go to www.sarahleon.co.uk or www.facebook.com/sarahleonceremonies

Epsom Choral Society presents Carols for Choir & AudienceEpsomChoralCarolConcert
Saturday 19 December; 7.30pm - St Martin's Parish Church, Epsom KT17 4PX
Piano - Marion Lea, Organ - Edward Battings, Conductor - Julian Collings. Box Office: 01372 727078; Email: boxoffice@epsomchoral.org.uk; Website: www.epsomchoral.org.uk Tickets: £12 with concessions.

Christmas Carolling with the Mayor
Saturday 19 December; 10am-12noon - The Ashley Centre, Epsom
The Mayor will be joined by other civic dignitaries singing carols and Christmas songs in the Ashley Centre in aid of the Mayor’s charities - please come along and join in!

International Peace Light Celebration
Sunday 20 December, 2pm-2.30pm - The Ashley Centre, Epsom
Each year, a child fetches the Peace Light from the grotto in Bethlehem, the site of Christ’s birth, and it’s transported to Scouts and Guides who distribute the light across Europe. Celebrity Jimmy White MBE will be one of the local residents who will welcome the Peace Light to Epsom. A short multi-faith ceremony has been organised in the Ashley Centre in partnership with the Council, 7th Epsom Methodist Scout Group, Churches Together in Epsom, the Hindu Community and the Baha’I Community. There will be a chance for all ages to post a thumbs up for peace. The light will be taken on to various events in Epsom.

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 20 December; 6.30pm - All Saints Church, Fulford Road, West Ewell
For more info please phone the church office on 020 8393 7273.

Nativity
Thursday 24 December; 4pm - All Saints Church, Fulford Road, West Ewell
For more info please phone the church office on 020 8393 7273.

Together at Christmas
Christmas Day; 12.30pm-4pm - at a local church
Churches together in Ewell is pleased to offer a Christmas dinner plus festive activities to all who would otherwise be on their own. This offer is open to all Ewell residents. Transport can be arranged. No charge but donations can be made. If you'd like to join in or know someone who would, call 020 8397 7307 (daytime) or 020 8393 3011 (evenings) or email: christmas.dinner@dsl.pipex.com. Sponsored by Ewell Rotary Club.

Dancing in Ewell Village - Ewel St Mary's Morris Men
Boxing Day -  12noon - The Green Man, 12.30pm - opposite 'The Star', 1pm - The Watch House, Church Street, 1.30pm - The Spring Tavern, 2pm - The Wheatsheaf followed by the traditional Midwinter Mummer's Play at The Upper Mill.
Accompanied by Councillor Chris Frost, Mayor of Epsom & Ewell. All proceeds to the Mayor's Charity Fund.

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