Father Christmas & Carols 2017

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The following is an archive of an event organised and run by Hotham Park Heritage Trust in 2017.

Father Christmas, followed by Carols in the Park 2017

This very popular event was held on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 3pm to 6:45pm.

Children met Father Christmas in his Grotto and received a gift, followed by Carol Singing in front of the Bandstand.

'Carols in the Park

Carols in the Park was held on the 3rd December 2017 in Hotham Park. Starting at 3pm with attractions for children including a chance to meet the Pagham ponies and play on Christmas themed Bouncy castles. Father Christmas arrived at 3.30pm at his famous grotto. There were seasonal stalls, tombola and a local craft stall and a chance to try Nordic walking. The bandstand area was bathed in Christmas lights and background music until 6pm.

From 6pm Carol Singing at the bandstand was led by the Bognor Regis Salvation Army Band and the Bognor RAFA choir. Song sheets were available and were free, although a small donation was much appreciated by the Hotham Park Heritage Trust, with the proceeds going back into improving the Park.

Hot food and drink were available to buy and the Trust supported by Butlins, our main sponsor, were selling mulled wine and minced pies.

This Carol singing and Christmas celebration has been organised by Members of Hotham Park Heritage Trust and has been held in December for many years as part of their community and fund raising activities. The Trust is dedicated to promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of Hotham Park for the good of the local community.

In recent years the attendance has been in the region of 600 people and the Trust is looking forward to another great turnout this year.  Make a note of the date (1 December 2019).  Please do not forget to dress for the cold weather and bring a torch.

The 2017 event was supported by Butlins, Abacus, Biffa, GM Design and Print, Brandon Tool Hire, Turners Pies, The Elmer, Town Force and Bognor Regis and Arun Councils.

We always need more help so, if you can help us organise this, or any of our other events we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Membership or Volunteer pages for more information.

For details of the event held in 2016, click on the following links:

Carols in the Park and Father Christmas 2016
Carols in the Park video 2016

For details of our other events click here.

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