Flyers with the full listings for the Festival are available around the village and should be delivered with the next issue of Konect. Some of the highlights are below
On Friday 2nd December following the School Christmas Fair (10.30am – 12.30pm in the school hall) you can make Christmas Cards for Mum and Dad and from 2-3pm you can make fruity lip balm fo ryou or for pressies at Potter Around, Overton Farm – entry is £10 for each Kids Club (please note the change of time from the flyer).
On Saturday 3rd December at 6pm there is the annual lighting of KirknewtonVillage Christmas Tree. This event was very well attended last year despite the thick snow underfoot. The event is meeting from 6pm in the school playground for a 6.15pm departure with a torch lit procession along to the tree at Park Terrace. Following the ‘switch on’ there are festive refreshments in the village hall (please be aware space is limited in the hall so there may be a queue to get in). Glowsticks are available to buy in advance from Kirknewton Community Development Trust office or Potter Around for £1 each or on the night (please bring change!).
On Sunday 4th December at 2-4pm there is a Playgroup Jumble Sale in the Village Hall. Donations of kids clothes, books, dvds, CDs, and games can be made to the Playgroup from 9am to 11.15am the week before please.
On Saturday 10th December from 12 til 3pm the Development Trust presents the ‘Kirknewton Family Christmas Craft and Food Fair’ at Potter Around. There will be craft stalls, Gala gifts and ice cream, Christmas decorations, BBQ, home baking, tea, coffee, mulled wine, carol singing, Santa’s grotto and special Christmas surprises. Entry is free.
On Sat 17th December there will be a Christmas Tree and Table Top Sale in the School Playground. Hot drinks, mince pies and even Father Christmas will be there. Some come along to find a bargain!
The following day on Sunday 18th December from 4 to 7pm there is a Christmas gig with vocalist Kenny in the Main Street Village Inn.
As with other villages and towns there are plenty of school nativitie sand parties but for the true spirit of Christmas you can’t get any better than joining in the Carol Singing Torchlight Procession (followed by mince pies and hot chocolate) on Saturday 24th December from 10pm. The event is starting from Meadowbank Road, at the Roundabout from about 9.45pm (to leave at 10pm)
The procession is followed at 11.30pm with the Watchnight Service inKirknewton Church and on Sunday 25th December the Christmas Day Service is at 10am.
For listings go to the Kirknewton website at www.kirknewton.org and keep checking the facebook group / twitter for updates.
I hope you have a great time at all the events and have a Merry Christmas too!