Vil­lage’s Christ­mas night a feast of fun

Huge crowds ex­pected in event to boost traders

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Lor­can Lovett lor­can.lovett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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