Village’s Christmas night a feast of fun
Huge crowds expected in event to boost traders
CROWDS are set to soak up the festive spirit at a village celebration which helps boost community projects.
Schools, bands, carol singers and traders will attend Chalfont St Peter Christmas Fun Night on Friday, December 5.
Event organiser Feast of St Peter has arranged for Market Place, which will be floodlit for the evening, to be closed to traffic from about 4.30pm to 9pm.
One of the group’s committee members, Michael Day, says the majority of shops are expected to stay open throughout the evening, running competitions and special displays while providing food and drink alongside the usual singing and music.
He said: “The fun night represents a fantastic opportunity for businesses and organisations to show off their wares and services and generate goodwill with customers past, present and hopefully future.”
There will be around 40 stalls in Market Place providing Christmas gifts, food and drinks and games. Carol singers from Thorpe House School, Robertswood School, Chalfont St Peter Infant School, St Josephs School and Chalfonts Community College will perform outside Budgens.
There will also be a performancefromSpotlight Musical Theatre, with Gold Hill Vocal Band and the Chalfont Wind Band playing festive favourites.
A children’s fun fair will be in St Peter’s Court precinct, which will be close for parking from midday.
The Vale, where it meets Market Place, will also be closed from 4.30pm to 9pm.
This means that vehicle access to The Vale, Laurel Road and Fieldway will be via Lansdown Rd, Lovel Rd/Pennington Rd and Hampden Road.
Churchfield Road will be accessible from Church Lane and Church Lane car park will be open all evening.
The event will start at 6pm and finish at about 8.30pm.
Feast of St Peter also organises the summer Feast Day event, in Gold Hill Common, and have raised around £60,000 for village good causes in the past five years.
CELEBRATION: Crowds in Chalfont St Peter at last year’s Christmas Fun Night