December 2019
Quick links to events in December
Sunday 1 Monday 2 - Sunday 8 Monday 9 - Sunday 15
Monday 16 - Sunday 22 Monday 23 - Sunday 29 Monday 30 - Tuesday 31
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Opening days and times may be subject to change over holiday period.
Deal Castle - open to the public 10am-4pm on all Saturdays and Sundays in December. 0370 333 1181
see website
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public 10am-4pm on all Saturdays and Sundays in December. 0370 333 1181
see website
Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal CT14 6AD. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon-6pm. Annual entry ticket: adult £5.50; concessions £4; under 16yrs £4. 01304 239515
see website

Deal Pier. (Winter opening times: 1 December-31 March.) Open daily: 8am-6pm. Free.
Fishing: Sunday-Friday: 8am-6pm; Saturday: 8am-12midnight. All night group bookings available Sunday to Thursday 10pm-6am Angling fees apply. NB: times vary over Christmas/New Year period. Deal Pier Kitchen Restaurant:

Pier:
01304 363815
see website

Restaurant:
Facebook page

 

 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES
For changes to a range of public services over the Christmas and New Year holiday period CLICK HERE
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Quick links to events in December
Sunday 1 Monday 2 - Sunday 8 Monday 9 - Sunday 15
Monday 16 - Sunday 22 Monday 23 - Sunday 29 Monday 30 - Tuesday 31
 
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December: continuing events and amenities
Talk It Out Well-being Support, Deal Ability Community Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal. For people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: 11am-1pm Mondays-Fridays; 2pm-4pm Wednesdays; and 6pm-8pm on first Tuesday of each month. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
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Sunday 1 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
see website.
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Arts and Crafts Fair, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8HL, 10am-4.30pm. Artists original paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, textiles and mosaics including small gifts such as jewellery and greetings cards. Ideal for people looking for original and affordable ideas for Christmas gifts. Entry Free. A South East Artists event. Martin Cherry
 
Events details More information
Monday 2 December
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. For children up to and including four years. Every Monday during term time; £2 per session. 01304 375297
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm.


See website
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. 01304 364216
See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
 
Tuesday 3 December
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 9.30am-12.30pm. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Walmer Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary’s Road, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Develop computer skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. Session fee £2; no pre-booking required - just drop in. Chitra Swami
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. Routes cover the sand dunes by the side of Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal promenade and surrounding countryside. The pace is fairly steady with tea or coffee during or after the walk. On occasions we take a bus to walk in alternative locations.

Walk Leaders:
Linda
01304 380787
Ann
07762 578065
See website
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
 
Wednesday 4 December
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 8.30am - 1pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am) - 60-90mins.    Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Julia Wells
01304 828713
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). 01304 373853
01304 364326
See website

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
See website
Deal Philatelic Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Public and new members welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Members’ Christmas Party. 01304 372237
01304 373816
See website
 
Thursday 5 December
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
Great Mongeham Parish Council Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Residents are welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
Mrs Sarah Wells
01304 614320
 
Friday 6 December
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. 07584 044122

See website
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Admission: £5. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
 
Saturday 7 December
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. website. 01304 268847
KPA Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Vintage, arts-and-crafts antiques and pre-loved items; lots of lovely items for sale. Refreshments provided by Leaps and Bounds support group. Free admission. Kathleen Knott
01304 375260
07884 197721

Carols by Torchlight, The Bandstand, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 5.15pm-6pm. The popular annual event with a mixture of Christmas songs and favourite Carols. Supported by Walmer Parish Council.

Facebook page
 
Sunday 8 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
See website
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 9 December
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. For children up to and including four years. Every Monday during term time; £2 per session. 01304 375297
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm.


See website
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. 01304 364216
See website
Dead Hoarse Writers' Meeting, The Bar, 152 High Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. Deal branch of the Thanet creative writing group. Writing workshop hosted by Gary Studley. New members welcome. Gary Studley
Facebook page
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
 
Tuesday 10 December
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 9.30am-12.30pm. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 3 December for details. See website
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Owen Square, Deal, 1pm-2.30pm. Meet weekly (term times only). Hosted by Kent Baby Matters. See website
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
 
Wednesday 11 December
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 8.30am - 1pm. 01304 361999
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 10am-12noon. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). 01304 373853
01304 364326
See website

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal/Saint-Omer Twinning Society Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Christmas Buffet and Quiz night. Members: please pre-book to facilitate catering. Book places:

See website
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 12 December
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
 
Friday 13 December
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome. Margaret Musson
Secretary
01304 374010
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Deal Friday Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
 
Saturday 14 December
Deal General Market in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am - 3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
see website
 
Sunday 15 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
see website.
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Carol and Crib Services
Details will be included when known.  
 
Events details More information
Monday 16 December
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. For children up to and including four years. Every Monday during term time; £2 per session. 01304 375297
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm.


See website
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. 01304 364216
See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
 
Tuesday 17 December
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 9.30am-12.30pm. Drop in social with coffee and bacon rolls. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 3 December for details. See website
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Owen Square, Deal, 1pm-2.30pm. Meet weekly (term times only). Hosted by Kent Baby Matters.

0300 302 0223
see website

Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. NB: Last session before Christmas break. 01304 364216
See website
 
Wednesday 18 December
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 8.30am - 1pm. 01304 361999

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome. Please check with organiser.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Please check with organiser. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 19 December

KCC School Holiday Break
Thursday 19 December - Sunday 5 January 2020 inclusive.

website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term-dates

Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. Graham Prior
07749 480104
See website
 
Friday 20 December
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Christmas theme; food collection for Deal Foodbank. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Please check with organiser. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Please check with organiser. Michael Burney 07796 237783

Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Please check with organiser. Brian
01304 851914
Deal Friday Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Please check with organiser. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
 
Saturday 21 December
Deal General Market in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am - 3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Details and registration form:
See website
 
Sunday 22 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Please check with organiser. Details and registration form:
See website.
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Please check with organiser. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. Please check with organiser. Facebook page
Carol and Christingle Services
Details will be included when known.  
 
Events details More information
Monday 23 December
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
 
Tuesday 24 December
Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Church Services

Details will be included when known.  
Seafront Parkrun - Christmas Day Special, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. An extra festive outing for the 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Facebook page
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 3 December for details. Please check with organiser. See website
 
Wednesday 25 December
Christmas Day

Christmas Day Church Services

Details will be included when known.  
 
Thursday 26 December
Boxing Day Bank Holiday
Boxing Day Dip, alongside Deal Pier, 11am. Fancy dress optional. Advance registration (by Sunday 16 December latest) is £5 and highly recommended - but registration on the day is possible and costs £10. To be confirmed. 07836 669079

See website
 
Friday 27 December
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Please check with organiser. Brian
01304 851914
Deal Friday Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Please check with organiser. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
 
Saturday 28 December
Deal General Market in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal. To be confirmed. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Details and registration form:
See website
 
Sunday 29 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
See website.
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. Please check with organiser. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 30 December
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walk. No need to book. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
 
Tuesday 31 December
New Year's Eve
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. See Tuesday 3 December for details. Please check with organiser. See website
Timeball Drop at the Timeball Tower Museum, Victoria Parade, Deal, 12 midnight. Followed by Fireworks on the beach. To be confirmed. 01304 368255
See website
 
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