Father Christmas visits Alresford for early celebrations

Father Christmas arrives in Alresford for the annual Christmas celebrations

Father Christmas arrives in Alresford for the annual Christmas celebrations

First published in News

A HAMPSHIRE town eagerly greeted Santa with his traditional arrival in the town last night (December 12).

For some 60 years Father Christmas has entranced children by arriving in Broad Street and handing out presents a couple of weeks early.

The street is closed off and the hundreds-strong crowds sing carols before his arrival.

The event is organised every year by the Alresford Pigs Association that raises money for local good causes.

This Saturday the town Rotary club is holding a Christmas tree sale in Broad Street starting at 8.15am.

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11:52pm Thu 13 Dec 12

ajwilcox says...

It was another wonderful but chilly evening.

The event is organised by the Christmas Tree Fund. They are also responsible for the large Christmas Tree on Broad Street. They finance the event and the tree with the money collected on the evening and donations.

The Alresford Pigs Association are delegated the "pantomime" of the arrival of Father Christmas. In a packing case this year. Other groups, companies and individuals also assist the Christmas Tree Fund. The Rotary Club were controlling the crowd and the choirs came from the local schools.
It was another wonderful but chilly evening. The event is organised by the Christmas Tree Fund. They are also responsible for the large Christmas Tree on Broad Street. They finance the event and the tree with the money collected on the evening and donations. The Alresford Pigs Association are delegated the "pantomime" of the arrival of Father Christmas. In a packing case this year. Other groups, companies and individuals also assist the Christmas Tree Fund. The Rotary Club were controlling the crowd and the choirs came from the local schools. ajwilcox
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