Christmas is getting closer all the time. Two big treats are on the horizon, ready to get the family and youngsters into the mood:
TREAT NO 1: the Parish of Whaley Bridge adds to the jollity this weekend (4-6 Dec) with the annual Festival of Christmas Trees in Holy Trinity church on Buxton Road. It starts from 6pm on Friday evening with school choirs singing among the decorated trees. Santa visits from 6-7pm, and there’s mulled wine with mince pies for mums and dads. On Saturday, the church will be re-styled as a café with tables among the beautiful trees. School choirs will sing, with Santa’s arrival at 7pm, and mulled wine and mince pies for mums and dads.
From 10am-4pm on Saturday, there will be refreshments, Christmas market stalls and another visit from Santa at 2pm-4pm. On Sunday, the usual family communion service will take place among the trees at 10.30am. In the afternoon Whaley Bridge Band entertains visitors, as they sip their coffee or tea.
TREAT NO 2: The annual Christmas disco for local youngsters, organised by the Rose Queen Festival committee, takes place in the Whaley Bridge Bowling Club from 6-8.30pm on Friday 11 December. Admission is free. At the end of the evening, there will be the presentation of grants to local youth organisations – over £1,500 was raised from collections at the carnival last June.