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Chipping Sodbury Christmas Market - Saturday 8 December

Sodbury Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Christmas Market on Saturday 8 December. Local farmers and food producers together with high quality arts and crafts suppliers are joining the town's shopkeepers to offer visitors and residents a relaxing day out to help them prepare for Christmas.

The World comes to Chipping Sodbury...

Early in December St. John's Church will welcome cribs from around the World to its annual Crib Festival.

Local schools and clubs are busily working on cribs to exhibit at the popular event and they will be joined by donations of cribs from as far afield as Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Vietnam and from around Europe.

An enchanting Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

A floating candle tree that wouldn't look out of place in Hogwarts' dining hall and the chance to create your own sound and light symphony are just two new surprises for visitors to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum's Enchanted Christmas this year.

Nativity Crib Festival with special guest appearance.....

St. John's Church in Chipping Sodbury today announced its programme for the second annual Nativity Crib Festival (1) to be held from Wednesday 5th December and Sunday 9th December.

Snow stops Santa in his tracks on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Steam, Santa and snow seemed a perfect combination for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's  popular Santa Specials which run between Toddington and Winchcombe: that is, until the snow really set in and prevented staff from getting to the railway. 

On top of that, the freezing conditions started to prevent points and signals from working properly.

What makes a Green Father Christmas?

Children asked for their ideas to help launch Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas event

Children have the chance to get into the festive spirit a little early this year.

Cracker of a Christmas on the GWR Honeybourne Line: packed with action!

Here’s the lowdown on all that’s happening on your favourite heritage railway over the Christmas period.  Whether you jut fancy a mince pie in the buffet; if diesel power sets your spine tingling or it’s flat-out action with steam wherever you look, then you can find it on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway!

Cotswolds MPs Presents Award to Winner of his Christmas Card Design

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has today visited Blue Coat Primary School in Wotton-under-Edge to present a gift voucher during the school’s assembly to Ralph Hull, aged 7, for designing the MP’s Christmas Card.

Santa comes by steam train to Winchcombe Station on the GWR railway

Tickets are selling fast for GWR Santa Specials, but there is still availability this weekend.
Staff at the Honeybourne Line are really getting into the Christmas spirit as they prepare to welcome a very special VIP guest.

Antique Toys for Christmas at Chorleys December Sale

Chorley’s sale on Thursday 10th December will have a Christmas feel to it as the saleroom cabinets and shelves will be full of toys, games and trains.
Co-incidentally, eight clients instructed us to sell their cherished possessions within three weeks of each other, all in time to give the sale a 1940s
Christmas card look.

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