A earlier lights up occasion in Callington
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CHRISTMAS festivities in Callington will begin in earnest tomorrow, (December 4) with a host of events, including a festive craft market and a visit from the ‘Big Man’ himself: Father Christmas.
As an added boost, there will be free parking all day in the town’s car parks.
The Christmas Craft Market will take place from 10am to 2pm in Callington Town Hall, in New Road, with a wide variety of stalls from which to purchase unique, unusual and hand-crafted gifts helping to make your festive season extra special.
Adding his seal of approval to Callington’s Christmas events will be the man in red, Santa Claus, who will taking up position in a specially prepared grotto where he will welcome with a gift every child who would like to visit him. It’s time for children who have been good all year to write up those wish-lists…
Tickets for the grotto are available at £3 from the Town Hall.
At 2.30pm (doors open from 2pm) Prim-Raf Theatre, in Biscombes Lane, will have a matinee performance of its show Christmas Story – Christmas Cat & The Pudding Pirates, with another evening performance at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).
For further details on that see below.
All of Callington’s shops, pubs, eateries and other businesses around the town will be entering into the festive spirit of the day, and after everyone has shopped till they drop, the excitement will culminate in the big Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm by Callington Mayor and Portreeve Mike Tagg.
This will then be followed by carol singing in the Town Square, helping to put the cap on a memorable day.
There are also some Christmas theatre productions to look forward to: Tomorrow (Dec 4) and Thursday to Saturday, December 9-11, the Prim-Raf Theatre, in Biscombes Lane, Callington, will be staging Christmas Story – Christmas Cat & The Pudding Pirates, written by Christopher Lillicrap and Jeanette Ranger and directed by Les Gregory.
Although not a traditional pantomime it is said to have all the elements of a panto like audience participation and a baddie, as well as lots of seasonal fun as audiences join the crew of the Good Ship Santa Claus to see them rescue the gourmet Christmas pudding from Jolly Roger the pirate.
For further details see https://www.primraf.co.uk/upcoming-shows–events
In the meantime, on Sunday, December 5 – the day after the Christmas lights switch-on – at 4pm there can be a CaVE (Callington Arts Venue) manufacturing of the one-man present David Mynne – A Christmas Carol at Callington City Corridor, in which you’ll witness Charles Dickens’ well-known character Ebenezer Scrooge being helped to see the sunshine about Christmas.
For additional particulars see https://callingtoncave.weebly.com/a-christmas-carol.html
All of it guarantees to be a nice begin to December and the Christmas season in Callington.