It’s Christmas party time at Midhurst and Petworth

Father Christmas meets children at last years Midhurst Christmas street party PICTURE BY CLIVE BENNETT
Father Christmas meets children at last years Midhurst Christmas street party PICTURE BY CLIVE BENNETT

It’s Christmas party time on the streets of Midhurst and Petworth

Christmas comes to Midhurst today from 6pm to 9pm with a host of seasonal fun. There will be music from Midhurst and Easebourne Primary Schools, Conifers School and the Salvation Army. Other music in the Market Square will include local musicians, the South Downs Ukelele Orchestra and the Fabulous Fug Band. Punch and Judy will be entertaining along with a comic policeman and a balloon sculptor.

Lord Cowdray will switch the Christmas tree lights on in Market Square at 6.30pm.

At Petworth there will be a packed day of entertainment from 11am to 8pm tomorrow (December 2). The highlight will be the lighting up of the Christmas tree in Market Square at 6.30pm.

There will be a live Nativity featuring Darcy the Donkey and the lantern procession will leave St Mary’s Church at 6pm.

Other entertainment includes the Father Christmas Grotto, model railway and children’s films upstairs in the Leconfield Hall. There will be live music, including a steel band, in High Street and Petworth’s famous ‘Live Windows’ will be on show from late afternoon.

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