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
Art Display: Winter Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George’s Road, Deal. A mixed exhibition of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, prints and photography featuring emerging and established artists. From Saturday 7 December 2019to Saturday 25 January 2020. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am–4pm; closed Sundays and Mondays. See website
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 and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9am, set off 9.30am. Facebook page
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
Advent Carol Service, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road/Kelvedon Road junction, Walmer, 10.30am. 01304 364216
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. Seasonal trips at 10.30am, 12noon and1.30pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website
Christmas Fair, Sports Hall, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 12.30pm-4pm. Bouncy castle, gift stalls, raffle, sweets and hot drinks. Admission: 50p per family. All proceeds will benefit the RNLI. Facebook page
Christmas Fair, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-5pm. Stalls will include children's Christmas lucky dip, crafts, cakes and biscuits, books, cards, jewellery, Christmas decorations, knitted and soft toys, Christmas gifts, vintage cups and sewn Items. There will also be a Christmas raffle and refreshments with tea, coffee, mince pies and mulled wine. Entertainment with Singing for Pleasure at 4pm. Free admission. In support of St John's Church, Kingsdown, tower repair fund. John England
07817 730360
World AIDS Day Service, St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer, 3pm. A brief service of remembrance, reflection and thanksgiving for all those living/affected by HIV/AIDS.  
Advent Carol Service, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 6pm.  
 
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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: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Pat
07930 361216
See website

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


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

Astor Picture House: Rocket Man (R), The Astor Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm. The story of Elton John's break-through years. Tickets: adults £8, concessions £7, Astor Friends £6, children £6.

Astor Theatre
 
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
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
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
Kingsdown Conservation Group Meeting, Ringwould and Kingsdown Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Talk (at 8pm): John Buckingham on "How Birds Work". Admission: members £3; non-members £6. All welcome. Anne-Marie Martin
 
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
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Douglas
07912 184808

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
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Thursday 5 December
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers. Meet weekly in term time.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Litter Pick and Clean Up, Deal Rail Station (wooded triangle of land next to platform 2), 10.30am-1pm. Regular and new helpers welcome. Please e-mail for details and to advise if coming. Organised by DealWithIt group.
Facebook page
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
See website
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Cakes, a cuppa and social activity for £1.50; all welcome. (Meets on first Thursday of each month.) 01304 373951
Christmas Fayre, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 3.15pm-5.30pm. Christmas grotto with Father Christmas. Decorate a cookie; try Christmas crafts. Stalls from local groups and individuals; grand raffle; adult tombola, chocolate tombola and barrow of booze. Live carols sung by the children. Cakes, hot dogs and mulled wine. 01304 373734
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. The award-winning gardens are transformed into an illuminated world of light, colour and sound. Plus fairground rides and games, mince pies, mulled wine and seasonal gifts. Continues every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun until Sunday 22 December. 01304 364288
See website
Diners Club, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Monthly meal prepared by the Theatre Cafe chef. Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome.
See website
Facebook page
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
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm*. Goods and services by local artisans and traders. * extended opening until 8.30pm tonight. Facebook page
Christmas Tree Festival, Trinity Church, corner of West Street and Union Road, Deal, 10am-5.30pm. Annual display of uniquely decorated Christmas trees by local residents, organisations, schools and shops. Refreshments, lunches and stalls. Admission: adults £2, accompanied children free. In support of local charities and Trinity Church funds. Continues Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December. Facebook page
Pre-Christmas Lunch, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Two-course buffet; Christmas stalls; raffle; music by Ukelele Rollers. Tickets: £10. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Book places:
01304 239143
01304 361812

Lunchtime Yoga Class, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Hall), High Street, Deal, 1pm-2pm. A gentle, hatha yoga class for beginners and the more experienced; mats and oils provided. Fee: £8 per session. Every Friday during school term time.

Clare Lewis
07900 016796
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
Christmas Fair, Hornbeam Primary School, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm-4pm. 01304 374033
Christmas Fair, Northbourne Park School, Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NW, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Father Christmas and a range of stalls and amusements. Open to everyone. Stall spaces available; please contact us for details. Sebastian Rees
01304 611215
St Mary’s Christmas Fair, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 3.30pm-5pm. Craft and gift stalls; games, tombolas, raffle, hot dogs, hot chocolate and a chance to meet Santa. Facebook page
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Christmas Fayre, 5th Deal (Sholden) Scout HQ, 13 The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. Handmade Christmas decorations, prize draw, mulled wine and mince pies. Meet Santa in his grotto - with a present for every child (NB: Santa needs to be booked; tickets £2 from Sholden Stores).  
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Strictly Nashville with Bob and Harriet Drury, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £19. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Guest artiste: Bob Kenward. 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
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 9am-5pm. Goods and services by local artisans and traders. Facebook page
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Deal Savoyards Singing for Christmas, Landmark Centre Garden, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Come and join in the singing! Collection for Save the Children Fund. See website
Tabletop Sale, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road/Kelvedon Road junction, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Browse and enjoy a hot drink. Free admission. 01304 364216
Christmas Market, Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-1pm. Homemade Christmas gifts; refreshments; Santa Claus. 01304 375297
Frost Fair, Beacon Hill Cottage, Beacon Hill, Little Mongeham, CT14 0HW, 10am-2pm. Annual event with craft stalls, festive florals, pop-up cafe and more. Facebook page
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
Christmas Tree Festival, Trinity Church, corner of West Street and Union Road, Deal, 10am-5.30pm. Annual display of uniquely decorated Christmas trees by local residents, organisations, schools and shops. Refreshments, lunches and stalls. Admission: adults £2, accompanied children free. In support of local charities and Trinity Church funds. Continues Sunday 8 December. Facebook page
Council and Police "Drop-In" Surgery, Walmer Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. An opportunity to seek advice and share concerns with local police and council representatives. No appointment necessary. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Fete, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Sale of cupcakes, homemade Jewellery, homemade biscuits and sweets; plus an adult and children's tombola, cuddly toy tombola and general tabletop sale. Raising funds for the Community Driving School project. See website
A Guided Tour of the Castle, Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, commencing 12noon in the Gatehouse. Normal charges apply: adult £7.60, child (5-17 years) £4.60, concession £6.80, family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £19.80, free for English Heritage members. 01304 372762
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. Seasonal trips at 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website

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 and featuring The Victory Wartime Band. NB: If wet, the event will be held in St Saviour's Church, The Strand. Supported by Walmer Parish Council.

Facebook page
Murder Mystery Evening, Rippledown Outdoor Learning Centre, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 7.15pm-11pm. Hosted by GumShoe Theatre. Tickets: £35 (include buffet and soft drinks). Parking available on site. Facebook page
Andy Fairweather Low, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £25-£30. Astor Theatre
 
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 and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9am, set off 9.30am. Facebook page
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
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. Seasonal trips at 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website
Christmas Tree Festival, Trinity Church, corner of West Street and Union Road, Deal, 12noon-5pm. Annual display of decorated Christmas trees. See Friday 6 December for details. Facebook page
Sunday Classics, The Astor Community Theatre, 3pm (doors open 2.30pm). Popular classical music performed live by local amateur and professional musicians. Tickets: £8; concessions £7. Astor Theatre
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
 
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: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Pat
07930 361216
See website

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


See website
Tea and Chat Social, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 2pm. All welcome. Rosemary Davey
01304 374512
Kingsdown and Ringwould WI Meeting, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 2pm-4pm. Members' Christmas Party. 01304 362333
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
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7pm. All welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 369791
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website

Astor Picture House: The Shop Around The Corner (U), The Astor Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm. Starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Tickets: adults £8, concessions £7, Astor Friends £6, children £6.

Astor Theatre
 
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
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
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, 9.30am-12noon. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
Mongeham and Ripple Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Christmas Party. Patricia Scott Bradford
01304 364769

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
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 7pm. All residents welcome. NB: change of date. 01304 364406
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
Christmas Charity Concert 2019, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. The Railway Swing Band's popular annual concert. Tickets: £10 from Biggs Opticians, Deal High Street, by phone, on the Band's website or on the door (subject to availabilty). In support of The Martha Trust and The British Liver Trust. Tickets:
01304 351086
07973 761651
01304 362181
See website
 
Thursday 12 December
Parliamentary Election. Details of the Candidates and location of Polling Stations are available on the Dover District Council website. Polling Stations are open 7am-10pm.
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers. Meet weekly in term time.  
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
See website
The Astor Palm Court Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). Popular light music. Tickets: £9 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Oceans (Kander Care) Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07854 739375
Facebook page
The History Project, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Monthly talks and features on local history. Entry: £5. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome.
See website
Facebook page
St Martin's Women's Institute Meeting, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Christmas Party. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
 
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
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm*. Goods and services by local artisans and traders. * extended opening until 8.30pm tonight. Facebook page

Lunchtime Yoga Class, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Hall), High Street, Deal, 1pm-2pm. Hatha yoga class for beginners and the more experienced. Final session before Christmas; resumes in New Year.

Clare Lewis
07900 016796
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). Meet new friends and learn new steps with resident instructors Andy and Patrick. Tickets: £5 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome. Christmas Party (bring and share). Margaret Musson
Secretary
01304 374010
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Charity Christmas Cocktail Party, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. Hosted by the Mayor of Deal in aid of AGE UK, Deal Foodbank and SYDD (Supporting Youth in Deal District). Tickets: £15 per head (available from Deal Town Hall Reception). 01304 361999
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Lynne and McCartney, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Jeff Lynne and Paul McCartney tribute performed by ELO Beatles Beyond. Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
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. Christmas special with mulled wine and carol singers. 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
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 9am-5pm. Goods and services by local artisans and traders. Facebook page
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Scouts Singing for Save the Children, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Come join in the singing! Collection for Save the Children Fund. See website
Christmas Craft and Preloved Gift Fair, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 10am-1pm. Stalls with craft goods, quality preloved items, tombola, lucky dip, traditional Christmas games and crafts for children. Teas, coffees and cakes on sale. Raising funds for local scouts Isaac and Ollie to attend the European Scout Jamboree in 2020. Facebook page
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. SOLD OUT. See website
Children's Christmas Crafts, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 1.30pm-2.30pm. An art and craft workshop for children aged 4 - 12 and their parents - making table decorations, stockings and much more. Fee: £12 for one adult and one child; extra £8 per sibling. Facebook page
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Christmas Party, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm. Enjoy handmade curries and chillies with M K Catering, cheap drinks from the bar and entertainment with DJ Jacks Mad Discos. Pre-book places/tables: £15 per person. Facebook page
The George Michael Story, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). The career of George Michael with his hits in chronological order. A full live band with video screens. Tickets: £25-£30. Astor Theatre
 
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 and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9am, set off 9.30am. Facebook page
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
Beach Clean, Walmer Beach, meet at Hut 55, The Seafront, off Marine Road, Walmer, 10am. Community litter pick; all regular and new helpers welcome. Equipment and collection bags provided. See website
Fishing Competition, Deal and Walmer seafront and Pier, 10am-3pm. Organised by Deal Angling Club 1919, the competition features a range of prizes including turkeys for the best 30 aggregate weights of catches. Entry registration is at the 1919 Clubhouse, 13 The Marina, Deal on Saturday 14 December (6pm-9pm) and Sunday 15 December (8am-10am). Pat Heath
01304 361248
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. SOLD OUT. See website
Christmas Fun Club, Ringwould and Kingsdown Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 10am-4pm. Children's activities including crafts, cooking and party games. Fee: £15 per child. Booking:
07974 651906
The 14th Kent Christmas Cracker 5, Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden, near Deal CT14 0BF, 10.30am. A two-lap five-mile race on the Park's tarmac cycle track. Plus a children's race and a two-mile fun run. See website
Christmas Concert, Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal, 5pm. 01304 375297
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Carol and Crib Services
More details will be included when known.  
Carol Service, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 10.30am. 01304 372587
Nativity Service, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road/Kelvedon Road junction, Walmer, 10.30am. 01304 364216
Christmas Carol Service, Walmer Chapel, 30 Station Road, Upper Walmer, 4pm. Followed by refreshments. All welcome. See website
Christmas Carol Service, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 4pm. All welcome.  
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 6pm. Church Office
01304 366605
Carols by Candelight with Mediumship, Deal Spiritualist Church Centre, 144a Mill Hill, Deal, 6pm-8pm Facebook page
 
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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: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Pat
07930 361216
See website

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


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

Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
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
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: adults £12, concessions £10, children (under 16) £8, family of four £40. Further performances: December 19-24 and 27-31. Astor Theatre

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
Talk: Christmas with Oliver Cromwell, Walmer Chapel, 30 Station Road, Upper Walmer, 6.30pm. Marco Reale (Administrative Secretary of The Protestant Alliance) myths and misconceptions about Oliver Cromwell. See website
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

Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
See website
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: adults £12, concessions £10, children (under 16) £8, family of four £40. Further performances: December 20-24 and 27-31. Astor Theatre
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome.
See website
Facebook page
 
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
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. Goods and services by local artisans and traders. 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
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Children’s Christmas Party #1, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 5.30pm. Tickets available from the bar: £2.50 per child (include hot food, disco and a surprise guest with presents); please pre-book places which are limited. Facebook page
Carols by Candlelight with Walmer Churches Choir, St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm. Church Office
01304 366605
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
Carols Around The Tree, St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden, Deal, 7.30pm–8pm. Traditional Christmas carols round the tree with a live band, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Facebook page
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
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 9am-5pm. Goods and services by local artisans and traders. Facebook page
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. SOLD OUT. See website
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
Winter Solstice Celebration, The Landmark Garden, High Street, Deal, 5.30pm-7pm. Community celebration of the Winter Solstice organised by DealWithIt environmental group. Everyone welcome; bring candles to cover the garden and enjoy music and mulled drinks.  
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
Quiz, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Mill Hill, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry: £4 per person (on the door). In support of the Lucas Dobson Water Safety Campaign. Vicky
07598 354440
Kingsdown Conservation Group Meeting, Ringwould and Kingsdown Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Talk: Lauren Kennedy (Outreach and Volunteer Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust) on "Making a Buzz for the Coast". Admission: members £3; non-members £6. All welcome. Anne-Marie Martin
 
Sunday 22 December
Carol Services
More details will be included when known.  
Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road/Dover Road junction, Walmer: Traditional Carol Service, 10.30am-11.45am. 01304 364216
St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer: Crib Service, 11am. Church Office
01304 366605
St George's Church, High Street, Deal:
Carol Service
, time to be confirmed.
01304 372587
Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal:
Candlelight Carol Service, 5pm.
01304 375297
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould: Carol Service, 6.30pm.  
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 and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9am, set off 9.30am. Please check with organiser. Facebook page
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
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. SOLD OUT. See website
Children’s Christmas Party #2, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 12noon. Tickets available from the bar: £2.50 per child (include hot food, disco and a surprise guest with presents); please pre-book places which are limited. Facebook page
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
Enchanted Walmer Castle, Walmer Castle Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. See Thursday 5 December for details. 01304 364288
See website
 
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Monday 23 December
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Please check with organiser. Pat
07930 361216
See website
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. SOLD OUT. See website
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 24 December
Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Church Services

More details will be included when known.  
St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Walmer:
Chistingle Service, 4pm.
Church Office
01304 366605
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould: Christingle Service, 4pm.  
St John's Church, Kingsdown: Christingle Service, 5pm.  
Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road and Kelvedon Road, Walmer: Family Carols, 6pm. 01304 364216
St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer:
Midnight Mass, 11pm.
Church Office
01304 366605
St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Walmer:
Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.
Church Office
01304 366605
Free Car Parking today in Dover District Councill's off-street car parks. NB: Charges still apply at on-street meters and in the privately operated car parks. See website
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
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. SOLD OUT. See website
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm). Astor Theatre
 
Wednesday 25 December
Christmas Day

Christmas Day Church Services

More details will be included when known.  
St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Walmer:
Said Communion (Book of Common Prayer), 8am;
Sung Communion Service, 9.30am.
Church Office
01304 366605
Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road and Kelvedon Road, Walmer: Family Celebration, 10am. 01304 364216
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould: Family Communion Service, 10am.  
Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal:
Christmas Day Service, 10am.
01304 375297
Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer: Christmas Day Service, 10.30am. 01304 268847
07951 877263
St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer:
Choral Communion Service, 11am.
Church Office
01304 366605
Free Car Parking today in Dover District Councill's off-street car parks. NB: Charges still apply at on-street meters and in the privately operated car parks. See website
 
Thursday 26 December
Boxing Day Bank Holiday
Free Car Parking today in Dover District Councill's off-street car parks. NB: Charges still apply at on-street meters and in the privately operated car parks. See website
Ice Breakers Boxing Day Dip, alongside Deal Pier, 11am. Fancy dress optional. Advance registration (by Sunday 15 December latest) is £5 and highly recommended - but registration on the day is possible and costs £10. 07875 956348

See website
 
Friday 27 December
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
New Year Raffle Draw and Disco, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7pm. All members, non members and families welcome' Facebook page
Carol Service, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Ripple, 6pm.  
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
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
 
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.
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", The Magnet pub, London Road, Deal, 9am, set off 9.30am. Please check with organiser. Facebook page
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. Please check with organiser. Facebook page
Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road and Kelvedon Road, Walmer: Christmas Service, 10.30am. 01304 364216
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
 
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Monday 30 December
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Please check with organiser. Pat
07930 361216
See website
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm); evening performance 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Astor Theatre
Kingsdown Garden Society Meeting, Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Please check. Secretary:
Jane Jobey
01304 381702
 
Tuesday 31 December
New Year's Eve

Lisa's 100th Marathon, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF, 9.30am. Join Marathon runner Lisa Wild for a timed multi-lap challenge over Betteshanger's 3.28-/4.37-mile course; complete as many laps as you wish within a 6-hour time limit. Entry: £39.50.

See website
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
Peter Pan Family Panto, The Astor Community Theatre, matinee 2.30pm (doors open 2pm). Astor Theatre
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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