With Christmas around the corner, there are many markets and activities to get one inspired for the season.
As the weather is getting colder, and the holiday season approaches, we hope to all take the time to pause and reflect on our lives, and be thankful for what we have…………. Shelter, food, family, laughter and warmth.
Sadly, there are those who live in unfortunate circumstances, and the stress of the cold weather makes living conditions uncomfortable when the amenities of shelter and warmth are non-existent.
When hoisting up your Christmas decorations around your businesses and community areas, thebestof Chichester is requesting you to include a ‘Mitten Tree’ in your displays. Mitten trees are decorated with warm winter woollies for those in need………… hats, mittens, scarves and warm socks for the cold days ahead. All winter woollies will be donated to Stonepillow, a charitable organization for the homeless people of the Chichester areas.
Christmas decorations are always beautiful, and Christmas trees decorated to fill a need in our community are…….. PRICELESS.
Thebestof Chichester is offering prizes for the best decorated Mitten Tree, so please encourage your customers, friends, students and community to help share the joy of filling your tree with warm and woolly treasures!
Happy tree trimming, and hope you enjoy some of these hand-picked eventsgoing on in the community.
Friday, November 20 – Come on out to the Friends of Chichester HospitalsChristmas Bazaar. There are plenty of gift ideas to give your Christmas gift shopping a kickstart into the holiday season!! Why not pick up a gift for a loved one to help benefit ‘little loved ones’ in need of a new Giraffe incubator for neonates at St. Richard’s Hospital.
Saturday, November 21 - Slide on down to Selsey for the Christmas Market. There will be plenty of crafts and goods to fill one’s Christmas list.
Saturday, November 21 - In the sunny area of Bognor Regis, you can findSanta’s Craft and Fun Christmas event to benefit Aldingbourne Trust and St. Richards Neonatal Unit and Children’s Ward. This charity event is fun for all ages and sure to bring out the elves in all of us!
Saturday, November 21 – For the music lover, the holiday sounds of Handel’s Messiah can be enjoyed at St. Paul’s Church, in benefit for Chestnut Tree House. Fernhurst Choral Society and the Fernhurst Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel's much-loved oratorio "The Messiah". The concert will be conducted by Tim Ravalde, the Society's talented young Musical Director.
Thursday, November 26 – It’s that most wonderful time of the year!! Come on out and enjoy the evening to celebrate the Christmas Lights turning on. Late evening shopping, celebrations, and fireworks will mark this seasonal event.