CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2020
It’s been a strange old year and although Christmas 2020 might not be exactly the same as we are used to, you can still enjoy it with local events and fun! Whether you’re out and about this year, or snuggled up indoors, we have a list of things everyone can enjoy, from young to old..including your four legged friends!
If you are a local charity, organisation or business that has something festive to offer Fleet this year, get in touch and we’ll add you to the list!
This article will be updated as and when we find more goodies for you, so keep an eye on this date and take a peek every now and then to see what’s on offer! Last Updated 17th December 2020.
SANTA AND HIS SLEIGH
From Fleet and Hart Lions
Father Christmas will still be coming to a road near you this year, he will just be social distancing. Fleet and Hart Lions won’t be knocking on your doors but they will still be driving their sleigh around Fleet and stopping where possible for photo opportunities. You can follow Santa on his GPS Tracker and keep up to date with Fleet Lions on their Facebook page.
This year you can also enter a colouring competition for the chance to win a 92 piece art set in a wooden case. There are three age groups; Pre-School, Infant and Junior. For more details and to download a picture to colour in take a look at the Lions website!
Fleet Lions: “Santa and his Snowmen will make sure we are all protected and socially distanced whilst having fun and bringing smiles to the younger ones! You will also see us at the Hart Shopping Centre, outside Izzy’s and outside Morrisons. This joint venture with Hart Lions raises funds to help us provide Christmas Hampers for the needy of Fleet and surrounding areas.”
Where and when to find Santa this year!…
|Thursday||17th||17:30 - 19:30||Route K Elvetham Wintney Street|
|Friday||18th||17:30 - 19:30||Route G Zebon 2|
|Saturday||19th||10:00 - 12:00||Izzy|
|Saturday||19th||12:00 - 14:00||Izzy|
|Saturday||19th||14:00 - 16:00||Izzy|
|Saturday||19th||17:30 - 19:30||Crookham & Quetta Statics|
|Sunday||20th||10:30 - 12:30||Hart Shopping Centre (North Entrance)|
|Sunday||20th||12:30 - 14:30||Hart Shopping Centre (North Entrance)|
|Sunday||20th||17:30 - 19:30||Edenbrook Village Static|
|Monday||21st||17:30 - 19:30||Route L Elvetham West Hundreds|
|Tuesday||22nd||10:00 - 12:00||Izzy|
|Tuesday||22nd||12:00 - 14:00||Izzy|
|Tuesday||22nd||14:00 - 16:00||Izzy|
|Tuesday||22nd||17:30 - 19:30||Route M Elvetham Gifford Lane|
|Wednesday||23rd||10:00 - 12:00||Izzy|
|Wednesday||23rd||12:00 - 14:00||Izzy|
|Wednesday||23rd||14:00 - 16:00||Izzy|
|Wednesday||23rd||17:30 - 19:30||Route B Dinorben Avenue|
|Thursday||24th||17:30 - 19:30||Route A Tavistock Road and The Lea|
FESTIVE FUN TRAIL
from Hart Lions
Hart Lions are running a “Festive Fun Trail” in Fleet High Street for the chance to win an iPad mini!
From now until 5pm on the 5th January, you can search Fleet High Street for the 12 Christmas figures (made by Church Crookham and Fleet Men’s Shed!), that have been hidden in shop windows between Reading Road South and Birch Avenue. Just download your Entry Form, fill it in using the clues supplied and post it in the special post box in the Hart Shopping Centre (make sure your contact details are on the form!)
Hart Lions: “Hart Lions appreciate that Christmas is an expensive time of the year, so entry to the competition is FREE. However, should you wish to make a donation to Hart Lions, however small, the link to our Just Giving page is coming soon. Your donations will help us to continue the work that we do in the local community.”
In Search of Christmas is a fun, Christmas-themed treasure trail, in the Fleet and Church Crookham area, aimed at families with children. Journey through Fleet, scanning QR codes located around the town centre, each of which links to a video with games, challenges and clues. Can you crack the code, unlock the final video and help the Christmas elf discover the real meaning of Christmas? Complete the trail to win a certificate of achievement and chocolate prize!
from Fleet Rotary Club
If you’re looking for something to entertain the kids from the comfort of your own home this Christmas, then you’ll love this! Fleet Rotary Club are getting Santa to read ten brand new Christmas stories from 9th December on their YouTube channel. Here’s what they have to say about their new venture…
Fleet Rotary Club: “Santa Comes to Fleet! Santa has an exciting new venture to entertain children at home. He will be reading 10 new Christmas stories from the 9th December. The stories will be published on this YouTube channel which can be found easily by going to www.fleetsanta.co.uk We wish to give young children a surprise as unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel our traditional house to house visits with the float. This decision has not been taken lightly, but with due consideration of the health risks involved. If you wish to make a donation to support local charities, good causes and national charities you can do so online via Rotary Club of Fleet Charity Trust Fund or follow the link below. Fleet Rotary wish to thank Fleet U3A creative writing group for the original stories, Geoffrey Addis for producing the videos and Santa for finding the time in his busy schedule.”
You can also visit the Fleet Rotary Club Facebook page to follow them and see more new about Santa’s Stories!
DOG FANCY DRESS COMPETITION
Cantine the dog friendly cafe in Fleet Road is making sure your four legged friends don’t miss out this year, with a canine costume competition! Just bring your dog to the local cafe – at 285 Fleet Road – in his or her finest festive fancy dress and be in with a chance of winning a fine art dog photoshoot worth £150!
The competition runs from now until 4pm on Sunday 20th December, so start planning those costumes and treat yourself and your pooch to some Cantine goodies!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
from The Station Pub
Here’s one that both the adults and the children can enjoy! You can visit The Station Pub at 1 Fleet Road, for Breakfast with Santa from the 21st – 24th December between 9 – 11am. for £6.99 you can enjoy breakfast, a drink and a small gift, along with a socially distanced visit from Santa direct to your table.
Booking is essential and tickets are selling out fast, so don’t delay!
FLEET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
If you fancy bringing on the festive feeling locally, then why not go for a drive, or a walk around Fleet. This article features some of the best lights in the town listed by road name, so you can enjoy them whenever you want!
LISTEN TO SANTA
Ok it’s not strictly local but as so many people have this in their houses now, it’s been added to the list! Alexa has added Father Christmas to her list of contacts this year, so your little ones can listen to him while snuggled up at home! Just ask Alexa to call Santa and she will dial his number and let you listen to an automated message. If you don’t know Santa’s address and would like to write to him, just ask!
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