2010 Christmas Listings for Huntingdonshire
BUCKWORTH Village Christmas Dinner – Buckworth Cricket Club, Buckworth. Saturday, December 4, 7pm. Tickets �15 for a four-course meal. Numbers limited. Call 01480 890058.
CAROL concert – All Saints’ Church, Buckworth. Sunday, December 19, 3pm.
MEET Santa’s Reindeer - Frost’s Garden Centre. Saturday, November 27, 11am to 3pm. CHRISTMAS F�te – Brampton Primary School, The Green, Brampton. Saturday, December 4, 10am to 1pm.
WINTER Ramble – Frosts Garden Centre, Buckden Road, Brampton. Sunday, December 19, 10.30am. A 60-minute walk along the river. Free entry.
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CHRISTMAS Lunch – St Mary’s Church, Great North Road, Eaton Socon. Wednesday, December 15.
CHRISTMAS Fayre – Eaton Socon Pre-School, Queens Gardens, Eaton Socon. Sunday, December 5, 11am to 1.30pm. Choir performances, games, mince pies and Father Christmas.
JOINT Carol Service by St Neots Choral Society and St Neots Sinfonia – St Mary’s Church, Great North Road, Eaton Socon. Sunday, December 19.
CHRISTMAS Music and Carols featuring Cottenham Brass Band – Berkley Street Methodist Church, Eynesbury. Saturday, December 11, 7.45pm.
ADVENT Carol Service – St Michael’s Church, Great Gidding. Sunday, December 5, 6pm. With vocal group Tapestry.
CHRISTMAS Craft Fair – Wood Green Animal Shelter, London Road. Saturday, November 20, 10am to 5pm.
ANTIQUE and collectors fair – Wood Green Animal Shelter,. Monday, November 22, 10am to 4pm. Call 01702 549623.
CELEBRATION for Advent and Christmas – Godmanchester Parish Church. Saturday, December 5, 7.30pm. An evening of readings and music in aid of West Anglia Crossroads. Tickets �22, or �11 for concessions.
CHRISTMAS Fayre – Great Staughton Primary School, The Causeway, Great Staughton. Monday, November 22, 2pm to 4pm.
HEMINGFORDS Village Christmas Concert – Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, High Street, Hemingford Abbots. Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets �7.50, �3.50 for children, including refreshments. Proceeds to East Anglia Children’s Hospices.
FEAST Week Nativity – Hilton Village Green. Sunday, December 19. Call 07710 019250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS Shopping Evening – Fenstanton and Hilton Primary School, School Lane, Fenstanton. Thursday, December 2. Stalls and a raffle with mince pies and cakes.
PTA Christmas Fair – Fenstanton and Hilton Primary School, School Lane, Fenstanton. Friday, December 3.
CHRISTMAS Gift and Craft Fair – Commemoration Hall, High Street, Huntingdon. Sunday, November 28, 10am to 4pm. Free entry.
HUNTINGDON Christmas Lights Switch-on – Market Square, Huntingdon. Sunday, November 28 at 4.30pm.
SNOW White and the Seven Dwarves by Huntingdon Youth Theatre – Commemoration Hall, High Street, Huntingdon. From Tuesday, December 7 to Saturday, December 11. No showing on Wednesday, December 8. Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost �6.50, or �4.50 for concessions, and are available from the Card Gallery in Huntingdon or by calling 01480 381734.
PIANIST Marina Nadiradze – Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Brampton Road, Huntingdon. Saturday, December 4, 7.30pm. Tickets �10, or �5 for concessions. Call 01480 388249.
THE Virtuosi Gus Band Christmas Spectacular – Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon. Sunday, December 5, 7.30pm. Tickets �10, or �8 for concessions. Call 01480 375678.
CIVIC Carol Service – St Mary’s Church, High Street, Huntingdon. Thursday, December 9, 7.30pm.
CHRISTMAS Family Charity Concert by the Huntingdon Concert Band - St Peter’s School. Sunday, December 19 at 3pm. Tickets �6, or �3 for children under 16. Contact 01480 811027 or 07980 316402.
HUNTINGDONSHIRE Philharmonic Christmas Concert – Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre. Sunday, December 19, 7.30pm. Tickets �10, or �6 for concessions. Call 01480 383300.
BOXING Day Walk – Hinchingbrooke Country Park. Sunday, December 26, 11am. Annual walk around the park with rangers on hand to answer any questions. Hot refreshments available.
ALADDIN by Panto’89 – Commemoration Hall, High Street, Huntingdon. Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28 and New Year’s Day performances at 5pm. Wednesday, December 29, Sunday, January 2 and Monday, January 3 performances at 2pm. Tickets �7, or �5 for concessions. Call 07505 358413 or e-mail email@example.com.
CHRISTMAS Fair – Kimbolton Castle. Sunday, December 5, 10.30am to 4pm.
CHRISTMAS Tree Festival – St Andrew’s Church, High Street. Sunday, December 5, 10am to 4.30pm.
PUPIL carol service - Kimbolton School. Wednesday, December 15 at 2pm. Contact 01480 860505.
CHRISTMAS Concert with Cottenham Brass Band – Offord Cluny. Saturday, December 4, from 8pm.
CHRISTMAS Craft Fair, St Peter’s Church, High Street, Offord D’Arcy. Sunday, December 5, 11am to 4pm. Free entry.
CAROLS by Candlelight Service – St Peter’s Church. Sunday, December 19.
CHRISTMAS Birds and Christmas Music – Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, High Street, Little Paxton. Monday, December 13, 2pm to 5pm. A short walk to see some of the reserve’s winter visitors. Donation to cover costs.
SENIOR Citizens’ Christmas Lunch – Pidley Village Hall, Warboys Road, Pidley. Friday, December 17, noon to 2pm. Tickets �5.50. Places limited. Call 01487 740716 or 01487 840625.
CHRISTMAS Eve Rock ‘n’ Roll Party – Pidley Village Hall. Friday, December 24, 7.30pm until late. Free admission, with hot mince pies and a grand Christmas draw.
CHRISTMAS Fayre – Corn Exchange, The Pavement, St Ives. Saturday, November 20, 10am to 3pm. Organised by All Saints’ Church.
CHRISTMAS Lights Switch-on – St Ives. Sunday, November 28. Festive entertainment from 1pm, including children’s rides, refreshments, Dickensian Market, Santa’s Grotto and music stalls. Formal switch-on at 5pm.
EVENING Courses Themed Around Christmas – St Ivo School. Wednesday, December 1. Tickets �19. Call 01480 495717.
WINTER concert - St Ivo School. Tuesday, December 2 at 7pm. Tickets �5, including a drink and festive nibbles. Contact 01480 375400.
CHATTERIS and St Ives Cats Protection Christmas Fair – St Ives Free Church, Market Hill. Sunday, December 5, 9am to 1pm. Tombola, raffle and book sale.
THE Christmas Crafters Craft Fair – Free Church. Sunday, December 12, 9.30am to 3pm. Free entry.
JACK and The Beanstalk – St Ivo School. From Tuesday, December 14 to Thursday, December 16. Performances start at 7.30pm.
CHRISTMAS Lunch – Sacred Heart Church, Needingworth Road. Thursday, December 16.
MAYOR’S Charity Civic Concert – Free Church. Friday, December 17, 7.30pm. Tickets �8 including home-made mince pies and mulled wine at the interval. Call 01480 388928.
CHRISTMAS service by The Bridge Church – Westfield School, Ramsey Road. Sunday, December 19 at 4pm.
ST Ives Choral Society Christmas Concert – Free Church. Sunday, December 19, 6.30pm. Tickets �5. Free entry for accompanied children under 16. Call 01487 841029.
CIVIC Carol Concert – All Saints’ Parish Church. Tuesday, December 21, 7.30pm.
CAROLS by Candlelight – Crossway Christian Centre, Ramsey Road, St Ives. Friday, December 24, 6.30pm to 8pm. Traditional carols by candlelight followed by mince pies and coffee.
CHRISTMAS Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale – St Neots Museum, The Old Court, 8 New Street, St Neots. Wednesday, November 17 until Friday, December 31. Attractive and unusual locally-made Christmas presents, including jewellery, stitched items, paintings, hand-made crafts and woodturning.
ARTS and crafts for Christmas – St Neots Museum. Thursday, November 18, 11am to 4pm.
CHRISTMAS Clay Day – St Neots Museum. Wednesday, November 19, 11am to 3pm. For children aged four and above to make festive candle holders. �2 per child.
THE Nutcracker by Vienna Festival Ballet – Priory Centre, The Priory. Thursday, November 25, 7.30pm. Tickets �17.50 or �13.50 for concessions. Call 01480 388944.
CHRISTMAS Lights Switch On – Market Square, St Neots. Friday, November 26, 6.30pm to 8pm. Switch on at 7pm. Stage performances and a firework display.
VISIT Father Christmas in his Grotto – St Neots Museum. Friday, November 26, 6pm to 8pm, and Saturdays November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 2.30pm. Includes wrapped gift and card.
LADIES Pamper Evening – St Neots Football Club, The Hunts Post Community Stadium, Rowley Park, Kester Way, St Neots. Saturday, November 27, 7pm. With chocolate, beauty products and Christmas decorations to buy.
CHRISTMAS Cabaret – St Neots Town Football Club Stadium. Sunday, December 5, 3pm to 7pm.
ST Neots National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Christmas Party – The Bridge House, Market Square, St Neots. Thursday, December 9, 8pm. Cost �15.95. A deposit of �10 is required with the balance paid on the night. Call Nicola on 07881 612633 or Ingrid on 01480 217227.
CIVIC Carol Concert – St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, St Neots. Saturday, December 11, 6.30pm. Contact the Mayor’s Office on 01480 388911 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAGICAL Christmas Tree Tour with Peter Morton, Maggie Boyle and Chris Parkinson – St Neots Rugby Club, The Common, St Neots. Wednesday, December 15, 8.15pm to 11pm. Tickets �7, or �6 for concessions.
ROBIN Hood, the Pantomime by the St Neots Players – The Priory Centre. Thursday, December 16 until Monday, December 20, 7.30pm. Matinee performance on Sunday, December 19 and Monday, December 20 at 2.30pm. Tickets �10, or �8 for concessions. Family ticket �32. Call 0870 8033543 or visit the website www.stneotsplayers.co.uk.
CHRISTMAS Crafts Family Workshop – St Neots Museum. Saturday, December 18, 11am to 3pm. �2 a child. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
ST Neots Folk Club Christmas Party – St Neots Rugby Club. Wednesday, December 22, 8.15pm to 11pm.
ELVIS at Christmas Show – The Priory Centre. Sunday, December 19, 7.30pm. Tickets �16.50.
VOCAL Academy Christmas Show – Sawtry Community College, Fen Lane. Sunday, December 5, 7.30pm. Tickets �6, or �5 for concessions. Children under 11 years old go free.
CHRISTMAS Concert – Sawtry Community College. Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15.
MUSIC for Christmas with Seasonal Readings by Huntingdon Male Voice Choir – St Andrew’s Church, Great Staughton. Tickets �8, or �7 for concessions. Refreshments included. Contact Robert Manderson on 01480 860902 or e-mail email@example.com.
CHRISTMAS Carol Singing Through the Village – meet at Stow Longa Village Green. Wednesday, December 22, from 7pm.
RAMSEY Christmas Lights Switch-on. Saturday, November 27. Festive entertainment in the Great Whyte between 9am and 1pm, as well as from 5.30pm. Switch-on at 7.05pm.
CHRISTMAS Concert by Ramsey Choral Society and Ramsey Junior School – St Thomas a Becket Church, Hollow Lane, Ramsey. Saturday, December 4, 7.15pm. Tickets �8, or concessions �6, with refreshments. Accompanied children go free.
CHRISTMAS Fair – The Manor House residential and nursing home, Huntingdon Road, Upwood. Saturday, November 20.
CHRISTMAS decoration-making evening – Upwood Village Hall, High Street. Wednesday, November 24, 7.45pm. Tickets �3. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church funds. Contact Jean Place on 01487 813742.
CHRISTMAS Tree Festival – St Peter’s Church, Upwood. Saturday, December 11, 2pm to 4pm, and Sunday, December 12, from 10am. Tree service at 6pm. Contact Anne-Marie Cracknell 01487 812195.
MEET and Munch Christmas Meal – Upwood Village Hall,High Street. Saturday, December 4.
CHRISTMAS Lights Switch-on – Warboys Weir. Saturday, November 27, 5pm. Music by Ramsey Choral Society.
CHRISTMAS Wreath-Making – Wistow House, Bridge Street. Friday, December 10. Pre-book with Lesley Telling on 01487 823553.
CAROL singing – The Three Horseshoes, Mill Road. Wednesday, December 15, 7pm onwards. Preceeded by carol singing at the church tree from 6.30pm, weather permitting. With mulled wine and mince pies.
CHRISTMAS Table Arrangements Class – Wistow House. Friday, December 17. Pre-booking with Lesley Telling on 01487 823553 is advised.
MADONNA and Amy Winehouse Tribute Night – Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston. Saturday, December 4, 7pm. Disco and three course Christmas meal. Tickets �34.95. Call 01480 212625.
ABBA Tribute Night – Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston. Thursday, December 9 and Thursday, December 16, 7pm. Disco and three course Christmas meal. Tickets �34.95. Call 01480 212625.
JESTERLARF Comedy Club – Wyboston Lakes. Sunday, December 12, from 7pm. Call 01480 212625.