Christmas at The Bridge, Pleasaunce Park, East Greenwich
What transport will Father Christmas choose for his arrival at this year’s event on Sunday 4th December?
Father Christmas will make his grand entrance at 1.45pm ready to see the children at 2pm. A ticketing system will be in action from 1.30pm to avoid long queues.
Over recent years, Father Christmas has surprised visitors to the Pleasaunce’s Christmas event by leaving his sleigh at home and arriving by alternative forms of transport. A motor bike, sports car, rickshaw, racing car, ice cream van, police cars and horses and even a boat have all been seen in the past. Prompt arrival is advised to see what transport he will arrive in this year!
The Bridge, located in the south-west corner of the East Greenwich Pleasaunce (or top right if entering from Chevening Road), will be again transformed into a Santa’s Grotto for the afternoon giving children a warm and welcoming environment in which to meet Father Christmas, have a photo taken and to take part in other festive activities. If children want to write a letter to Father Christmas on the day, there will be a writing table and special post box which Santa will empty and take with him when he leaves!
Friends of the Pleasaunce will be selling hot mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cakes and the Pistachio Café will be providing festive treats. Local musicians will be playing in the park and at 3pm Halstow Community Choir will once again lead visitors in some hearty carol singing.
The event has been running for several years, always with no charge for entrance and a visit with Father Christmas, but donations are relied on to keep it going.
The Bridge is a self-funded and volunteer-led centre for the whole community, running popular and affordable play and stay groups for under-5s as well as clubs, workshops and activities for all the family. The funds raised through these initiatives all go towards the continual improvement of the facilities and services which have been transformed over the last few years.
For further information, please contact Harriet Totty on 07779 787092 at The Bridge.