Herald - Issue 450

Page 34 • The HERALD • 7th December 2023 v GET OUT & ABOUT WITH THE HERALD v YOUR COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton is gearing up for a festive December with a line-up of exciting shows. From familyfriendly entertainment to musical delights and unique artistic experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this December. For those with a passion for live music, Tom Gregory and e Dust & Mischief Band will be gracing the stage on 19th December. ey will entertain you with a joyful performance full of folk-infused carols, wassails and winter songs to warm up these chilly evenings. If you’re in the mood for a more hands-on, creative experience, don’t miss ‘Paint a Christmas Slate’ on 19th December. is unique event o ers you the opportunity to create your very own Christmas masterpiece. Under the guidance of talented local artist Marina Stuart, you can unleash your inner artist and paint a personalised slate that will serve as a beautiful addition to your festive decoration or to give to a loved one as a unique gi . ‘ e Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!’ on 20th December, is an over-stu ed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over- owing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts, perfect for some seasonal family fun. Hanger Farm has curated a diverse December line-up that captures the spirit of the season. Whether you’re looking for festive family entertainment, live music that stirs the soul, or a chance to explore your artistic talents, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make this December memorable by immersing yourself in the festive magic at Hanger Farm. Don’t miss these fantastic shows and experiences that will make your holiday season truly special. WHAT’S ON AT HANGER FARM from Minstead Trust Saving Santa in Romsey An evening of entertainment awaits in Romsey on Friday 8th December, kicking off with a ‘Desperately Seeking Santa Trail’ through Romsey’s shops and businesses from 4pm. Santa is expected to visit at 6.45pm and the Romsey Fire Station will be standing by in case he makes his usual navigational error, lands on a roof and needs rescuing! Wreath Making Workshops at Lepe Join Lepe Country Park for their Annual Wreath Making workshops on 8th, 11th, 13th and 15th December. Get into the Christmas spirit and create your own unique Christmas wreath, made from natural foliage, collected from Lepe Country Park. If you wish to add extra decorations to your wreath, then please take these with you to the event. Booking essential, please visit: www. hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/ lepe/whats-onto book. Sorry, no dogs on this occasion. Gingerbread Nativity in Hythe Waterside Churches will be presenting a ‘Nativity with a Di erence’ outside Waitrose on Saturday 9th December at 11am. ere will be a short dramatized Nativity, Christmas songs and a short Christmas message. Carols will be accompanied by New Forest Brass, the Melody Makers and the Family Church band. ey would love to see a big crowd, so do go along and join them! Santa’s Coming to Lymington e big man in red will be in Lymington with his sleigh parked up outside Corals on the High Street, on Saturday 9th December. On Sunday 17th December (weather permitting) Santa will arrive at the Quay in Lymington by boat. is event has been organised by e Rotary Club of Lymington with Lymington Lifeboat. ere will be FREE parking in all NFDC car parks in Lymington on 16th and 17th December. Christmas Market in Brockenhurst ere will be a Christmas Market in Brockenhurst Village Hall (SO42 7RY) on Sunday 10th December, 10.30am – 4pm. Support local cra ers and producers and tick o your Christmas list. ere will also be warming treats and a Santa’s Grotto. Free entry and car parking. All proceeds will go to support local community groups.