The very popular Christmas Lights event will be held on Saturday 24th November at the Grosvenor Centre. The first session will commence at 4.15pm with entertainment and festive refreshments, ending with carol-singing and the lights switch-on at 5.30pm. The second session will commence at 5.15pm with carol-singing and the lights switch-on followed by entertainment and festive refreshments. Entry is by ticket only which are available from the parish office from Monday 5th November. Tickets are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. There will be festive themed stalls in the Grosvenor Centre, including a tombola and raffle with proceeds going to GG’s Youth Club and Library. Gnosall Scouts will help serve refreshments and any donations received will be retained by the Scouts for their upcoming projects. Father Christmas has promised to make an appearance with some of his elves to hand out goody bags to the children.
Christmas trees will be illuminated in a number of locations across the parish. This is something we look forward to every year and we know that it is much appreciated. However, this year we thought we might try something a little different! We are wondering whether anyone would care to sponsor the purchase and decoration of one of our trees? You might do this as an individual, or perhaps as a family or to remember a relative who loved Christmas. Perhaps you might be a business seeking to advertise your presence in the village? Whatever the reason, if you would like to sponsor a tree, just get in touch with the Parish Clerk and we will do the rest, including agreeing the wording of a little sign by the appropriate tree.
This annual event always provides a good start to the Christmas period and we are all looking forward to it once again!