December 2018
Quick links to events in December
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 Monday 3 - Sunday 9 Monday 10 - Sunday 16
Monday 17 - Sunday 23 Monday 24 - Sunday 30 Monday 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 and also 27-31 December (closed 24, 25 and 26 December). Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. see website. 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public 10am-4pm on all Saturdays and Sundays in December and also 27-31 December (closed 24, 25 and 26 December). Admission: adult £10.90; child £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. see website. 0370 333 1181
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. see website. 01304 239515

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. see website.
Deal Pier Kitchen Restaurant: (currently closed; due to open on Friday 4 January 2019). See Facebook page.

Pier:
01304 363815

Restaurant:
awaiting details

 

 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
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 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
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 Monday 3 - Sunday 9 Monday 10 - Sunday 16
Monday 17 - Sunday 23 Monday 24 - Sunday 30 Monday 31
 
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December: continuing events and amenities
Talk It Out Well-being Centre, Spires Cafe, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Support facility for people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: 9am-11am Mondays-Fridays; and also 2pm-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout December. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Display: Work by Neil Pettie, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal. Throughout December. Astor Theatre

Exhibition: Winter Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Work by a variety of contemporary artists across a range of media and styles. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-2pm from Tuesday 4 December - Saturday, 26 January 2019. Admission: free. See website.

01304 360411
A Winter's Trail, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal. From Saturday 15 December 15 to Sunday 6 January 2019, daily 9.30am-3pm*. Hedgehog themed adventure trail for families with youngsters (around 3- to 8-years of age). Combines woodland walk with riddle solving and fun activities. £1.50 per trail booklet. Booking not required. *NB: Not available on December 24/25 and January 2/3/4 when Betteshanger Park is closed. See website
 
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Saturday 1 December
Free Car Parking in Deal's off-street car parks. Dover District Council's support for the annual Small Business Saturday. NB: Charges still apply at on-street meters and in the privately operated Sainsbury and Co-op car parks. Dover DC website
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
Beginners' Yoga, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 9.30am-10.30am. Weekly sessions, suitable for beginners to build strength and improve flexibility and mobility. See website. Facebook page
Christmas Carols with Deal Salvation Army Band, High Street, Deal, from 10am onwards.  
Charity Sale , Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-1pm. In support of The Children's Society charity. Refreshments Free admission; all welcome. website. 01304 268847
Christmas Fair, Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-1.30pm. Quality Christmas Crafts, Father Christmas, snow machine, children's activities, refreshments and mulled wine. Please pre-book Santa visits to avoid disappointment. 01304 375297

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
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. Seasonal trips at 10.30am, 12noon and 1.30pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website

Christmas Wreath Workshop #1, Tormore School House, 2 Tormore Mews, Rectory Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Create a spectacular Christmas Wreath, all under the guidance of floristry expert Nicola Kukaj. Fee: £35 (includes mulled wine and mince pies). SORRY - fully booked.

Laura Tricker
07966 089168
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Concert, St Mary Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. Performance of Chilcott's "On Christmas Night".  
Sarah-Jane Morris, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). The British soul, jazz and r&b singer, accompanied by Tony Remy (guitar) and Tim Cansfield (self taught guitarist). Tickets: £20. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 2 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
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 and 1.30pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website

English Paper Piecing Christmas Centrepiece, Tormore School House, 2 Tormore Mews, Rectory Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Practical quilting session. Fee: £35 (includes materials and refreshments).

Laura Tricker
07966 089168
Advent Carols Service, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 6pm. Church Office
01304 366605
 
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Monday 3 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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

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. See website. 01304 364216
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Liz Sharp
 
Tuesday 4 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
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
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. See website. 01304 364216
Ripple Bingo Club, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 7pm. Christmas party. 01304 365573
Andy Fairweather Low, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Andy Fairweather Low (guitar/vocals) accompanied by Dave Bronze (bass/vocals), Paul Beavis (drums), Nick Pentelow (sax/clarinet), Richard Milner (Hammond organ), Pete Cook (baritone sax) and Matt Winch (trumpet). Tickets: £29/£32. Astor Theatre
 
Wednesday 5 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). See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326

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 Council 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. See website. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
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. See website. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
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). NB: Final session for 2018; resumes 9 January 2019. Facebook page
 
Thursday 6 December
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Tea and Chat (Ringwould) - Christmas Lunch, Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club, Kingsdown. Please book places; all welcome. To book:
Jean Winn
01304 361030
Station Litter Pick, Deal Rail Station, 2pm-4pm. Community clean up session around the rail station by local volunteers. New helpers welcome. Facebook page
Meet The Author: Nicola Upson, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. Nicola Upson, author of the Josephine Tey mysteries, reads extracts from her books and talks about her writing process. Tickets: £2.50 (available from the library). see website
A Walmer Christmas, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm and 6pm. Tours of the castle out of hours with rooms decorated for Christmas. Pre-booking required. Also on Thursdays 13 and 20 December. See website.  
Christmas Fair, Warden House Primary School, Birdwood Avenue, Deal, 3.15pm-5pm. 01304 375040
Christmas Fayre, Kingsdown and Ringwould CE Primary School Hall, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 3.15pm-5.30pm. Father Christmas, craft stalls, raffle, tombola, refreshments and Carols.  
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
Sports Clubs Forum, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 6.30pm-9pm. A free Workshop and Advice Session for organisers and coaches providing sports activities for young people. Organised by Kent Sport and Dover District Council. To book a place, call 03000 414001 or see website.  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
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
The Astor Community Theatre.
NB:
The "Jeremy Hardy Live" show for this evening was CANCELLED - please contact Astor for refunds.
Astor Theatre
 
Friday 7 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
Coffee and Flowers, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. An invitation by members of the Deal and District Flower Club to join them for coffee and, if you've got some flowers, let them offer to arrange them for you.  
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 Porchlight, Crosslinks Dover and Trinity Church funds. Continues Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December. Facebook page
Christmas Lunch, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 12.30pm-2.30pm. A two-course home-cooked buffet lunch with free glass of wine. With stalls, raffle and music by the Ukelele Rollers. Tickets: £10. Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. Purchase tickets
Wendy
01304 239143
Christine
01304 361812
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
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
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. See website. 07584 044122
Christmas Fair, Hornbeam Primary School, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2pm-4pm. 01304 374033
Christmas Fair, Northbourne Park School, Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NW, 2.30pm-5pm. Father Christmas and a range of stalls and amusements. Open to everyone. Stall spaces available; please contact us for details. Sebastian Rees
01304 611215
Christmas Fair, Deal Parochial CE School, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 3.30pm-5.30pm. Santa's Grotto, tombola, arts and crafts, sweets and treats, refreshments. 01304 374464
Christmas Fair, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 3.30pm-5.30pm. Craft and gift stalls, Father Christmas, glitter tattoos, tombola, refreshments.  
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).  
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

Show: "The Great Belzoni", Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Robert Poulter and his New Model Theatre tell the extraordinary story of Giovanni Batista Belzoni, Italian giant, circus strongman, Regency theatre actor and impresario, creator of optical illusions, hydraulic engineer and - most importantly - Egyptologist. He was responsible for many of the statues in today's British Museum Egyptian gallery. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions); more details and booking online.

01304 239515
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Brian
01304 851914
Liane Carroll , The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). The British jazz and soul singer. Tickets: £20. Optional pre-show meal available. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Admission: £5. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 8 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
Beginners' Yoga, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 9.30am-10.30am. Weekly sessions, suitable for beginners to build strength and improve flexibility and mobility. See website. Facebook page
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. website. 01304 268847
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 Porchlight, Crosslinks Dover and Trinity Church funds. Continues Sunday 9 December. Facebook page
Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt; teams have an hour to locate all items on the Scavenger list. Minimum age 4years; all children receive a gift on completion. £6 per person; family of four £15. Facebook page
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. Seasonal trips at 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website
Christmas Wreath Workshop #2, Tormore School House, 2 Tormore Mews, Rectory Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Create a spectacular Christmas Wreath, all under the guidance of floristry expert Nicola Kukaj. Fee: £35 (includes mulled wine and mince pies). SORRY - fully booked. Laura Tricker
07966 089168
Carols at the Boathouse, The RNLI Boathouse, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 6pm. Followed by refreshments in the church; all welcome. Organised jointly by and for the RNLI and St Saviour’s Church. Church Office
01304 366605
Show: "The Great Belzoni", Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Robert Poulter and his New Model Theatre tell the extraordinary story of Giovanni Batista Belzoni, Italian giant, circus strongman, Regency theatre actor and impresario, creator of optical illusions, hydraulic engineer and - most importantly - Egyptologist. He was responsible for many of the statues in today's British Museum Egyptian gallery. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions); more details and booking online. 01304 239515
The Central Band of The Royal British Legion, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Tickets £15 (available from The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal). Astor boxoffice:
01304 370220
Kingsdown Rocks Christmas Quiz, Village Hall. Upper Street, Kingsdown.  
The George Michael Story, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). A full live band with video screens re-create George Michael’s hits in chronological order and trace his career and 100million record selling history. Tickets: £23/£25. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 9 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
Festive Fayre, Trinity Homes, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-2pm. Refreshments available.  
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. Open to club members, entry registration is at the 1919 Clubhouse, 13 The Marina, Deal on Saturday 8 December (6pm-9pm) and Sunday 9 December (7am-9am). Entry fee: £15. Pat Heath
01304 361248
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
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. 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 7 December for details. Facebook page

Christmas Wreath Workshop #3, Tormore School House, 2 Tormore Mews, Rectory Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Learn new skills and use beautiful foliage to create a spectacular Christmas Wreath, all under the guidance of floristry expert Nicola Kukaj. Fee: £35 (includes mulled wine and mince pies).

Laura Tricker
07966 089168
Christmas at The Hall, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2.30pm-5pm. Performance of seasonal songs by the Singing for Pleasure Group. Stalls with Christmassy goods; refreshments; mulled wine; and raffle. 01304 373774
07532 109972
Music for Advent, St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Ripple, 3pm. George Sharman (organ) with Marika Landy (soprano).  
 
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Monday 10 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
Coffee Concert, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am. John Harper (piano), Andrew Humphries (viola) and June Woodand (mezzo) perform a programme of music by Brahms. Homemade biscuits and fresh coffee from 10.30am.
Free entry with retiring collection
Facebook page
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

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. 01304 374512
Kingsdown and Ringwould WI Meeting, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 2pm-4pm. Members' Christmas Party. Doreen Clark
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7pm. Residents are welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
01304 729081
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Liz Sharp
 
Tuesday 11 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.  
HealthWalk, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. Check with Bernie
07977 491084
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. See website. 01304 364216
Deal and District Branch of the Kent Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street. Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Topic: "The Ancestor I would most/ least like to meet." Admission: Society members free; non members £2. See website.
 
Wednesday 12 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). See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Library Changes Consultation, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm-5pm. Drop-in session to talk to staff about the KCC's draft strategy and proposals for future Library services. Deal Library opening hours could reduce from 59 to 48 hours a week. The consultation closes on Tuesday 29 January. See website.  
Mongeham and Ripple WI Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Members' Christmas Party. Elizabeth Sleeth
01304 619093

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 and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
The Railway Swing Band's Christmas Charity Concert, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £10; available from Biggs Opticians, High Street, Deal, by phone or on-the-door on the night (subject to availability). In aid of the 'Digby's Smile' Appeal to help a family with two-years-old Digby, who has muscle-wasting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Tickets:
01304 362181
01304 351086
07973 761651
 
Thursday 13 December
The Astor Palm Court Orchestra , The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open 1pm). Tickets: £9 (includes tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
A Walmer Christmas, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm and 6pm. Tours of the castle out of hours with rooms decorated for Christmas. Pre-booking required. Also on Thursday 20 December. See website.  
Community Carols, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. Sing carols with The Hoodeners; mulled wine and mince pies. Organised by St Andrew's Church, Deal.  
The Bolshoi Ballet's Nutcracker, The Astor Community Theatre, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). A masterpiece of classical dance and a Christmas favourite with audiences everywhere, this Nutcracker is a magical version of the score by Tchaikovsky filmed at the Bolshoi Theatre. Astor Theatre
Carols Around The Tree, St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden, Deal, 7pm–8pm. Traditional Christmas carols round the tree with a live band, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 7pm. All welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 364406
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
St Martin's WI Meeting, Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Christmas Party. Visitors and new members welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
 
Friday 14 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
Free Trees, The Landmark Centre Garden, High Street, Deal, 10am-1pm. Local environmental campaigners DealWithIt are offering a variety of small trees (aka "whips") free of charge to the public. Just call in to collect yours. See website.  
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Open Afternoon and Christmas Fair, The Downs CE Primary School, Owen Square, Walmer, 2pm-3pm. 01304 372486
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Topic: Christmas Decorations with Sharon and Tina (Merry Gardens). New members welcome. Margaret Musson
Secretary
01304 374010
Christmas Fete, Sholden Primary School, London Road, Sholden, 3pm-5pm. Organised by Friends of Sholden School. 01304 374852

P&O Choir Christmas Concert, The Deal Centre, 3 Park Street, Deal, 6.30pm. The award-winning P&O Ferries Choir are taking time out from their busy schedule to perform a charity Christmas Concert at The Deal Centre. Entry is free - but by ticket only (with donations to the Centre's work appreciated).

Book tickets:
Deal Centre
01304 372608
or Wendy
01304 239143
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
Christmas Dinner and Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Black-Tie Dinner and Dance with the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra. Tickets: £39.95. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 15 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
Beginners' Yoga, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 9.30am-10.30am. Suitable for beginners to build strength and improve flexibility and mobility. See website. Facebook page
A Winter's Trail, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9.30am-3pm. Hedgehog themed adventure trail for families with youngsters (around 3- to 8-years of age). Combines woodland walk with riddle solving and fun activities. £1.50 per trail booklet. Booking not required. Continues daily until 6 January 2019. See website
Tea and Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Weekly social event during school term. All welcome.  
Singing at Christmas, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-1.30pm. Seasonal music with with the Rock Choir and the Deal Savoyards. All welcome; free admission (donations to Save the Children charity invited).
KPA Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Vintage, retro and pre-loved, handcrafted items for sale; also art and some antiques. All at affordable prices. Refreshments by supporters of the local Leaps and Bounds charity for adults and young people with learning difficulties. Admission free. Kathleen Knott
01304 375260
e-mail:
Stepdance Workshops, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal. Clogging workshop, 10.15am-11.15am. Flatfooting (US), 11.30am-12.30pm. Hosted by The Arkwrights; beginners welcome. £6 per session (or £10 for the two). 07715 663599

Facebook page

Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt. See Saturday 8 December listing for details.

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
Community Carol Service, St George's Church
High Street, Deal, 3pm-5pm. Everyone is welcome.
Entry is free. Retiring collection and refreshments in aid of the Martha Trust.
Facebook page

Carols by Torchlight, The Bandstand, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 5.15pm. The popular annual event with a mixture of Christmas songs and favourite Carols. Featuring the Victory Wartime Band and prayers led by the Rev Canon Seth Cooper. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. Supported by Walmer Parish Council.

Facebook page
22nd Annual Christmas Parade, starts from Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 6pm. Organised by Deal Community Carnival Association. Facebook page
Miss Hope Springs, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Comedy-cabaret-chanteuse Miss Hope Springs with an array of original festive songs from her personal repertoire. Tickets: £20. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 16 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
Walmer Christmas Beach Clean, meet at Café 55 on Walmer Seafront (between Deal Castle and the Paddling Pool), 10am. Christmas hats welcome at the last community beach clean of 2018... with free mince pies. Regular and new volunteers welcome to join in Deal With It's community event. Equipment and collection bags provided. 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
Carol and Crib Services
Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer: Christmas Carol Service, 4pm. Followed by refreshments. 01304 268847
07951 877263
St John The Evangelist Church, Upper Street, Kingsdown: Carol Service, 4pm.  
St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 4pm.  
Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal: Carol Service, 5pm. 01304 375297
St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with Walmer Churches Choir, 6pm. Church Office
01304 366605
St Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal:
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
, 6pm.
01304 381131
Pentecostal Church, 69 Mill Hill, Deal: Carol Service, 6pm. 01304 366137
Deal Spiritualist Church Centre, 144a Mill Hill, Deal: Carols by Candlelight - with International Medium Barbara Almond, 6pm-8pm. 07889 981154
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould: Carol Service, 6.30pm. 01304 361030
St George's Church, High Street, Deal:
Carols by Candlelight #1, 7pm.
01304 372587
 
Events details More information
Monday 17 December
Walmer Christmas Lights Competition - Judging Day. The judges will be out and about in Walmer today, spotting the best Christmas lights displays by local residents and businesses. See website. 01304 362363
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
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

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. See website. 01304 364216
Carols by Candlelight #2, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7pm. 01304 372587
Pantomime: Aladdin, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £12; under 12s £10; family of four £40. Astor Theatre
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Liz Sharp
Royal British Legion (Downs Branch) AGM, RBL Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm. For fully paid up members only.  
 
Tuesday 18 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.  
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
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.

0300 302 0223

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. See website. 01304 364216
Pantomime: Aladdin, The Astor Community Theatre. Matinee at 2.30pm (doors open 2pm) and Evening Performance at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £12; under 12s £10; family of four £40. Astor 2.30pm

Astor 7.30pm
 
Wednesday 19 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. See website. Please check with organiser. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Ian
01304 366146
Pantomime: Aladdin, The Astor Community Theatre. Matinee at 2.30pm (doors open 2pm) and Evening Performance at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £12; under 12s £10; family of four £40. Astor 2.30pm

Astor7.30pm
 
Thursday 20 December

KCC School Holiday Break
Thursday 20 December - Wednesday 2 January 2019 inclusive.

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

Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt. See Saturday 8 December listing for details.

Facebook page
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Children's Workshop: Here Comes Santa Claus!, Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Learn about and make animated flip books, see Christmas thaumatropes, zoetropes and shadow theatre. Workshop led by local teacher Lyn Faber; for ages: 6-12; limited to 18 places. Fee: £5. details/booking:
see website
A Walmer Christmas, Walmer Castle, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 3pm and 6pm. Tours of the castle out of hours with rooms decorated for Christmas. Pre-booking required. See website.  
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry £2; all welcome - booking not required. In aid of Save The Children Fund. See: website
Carols by Candlelight with Walmer Churches Choir, St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 7pm. Church Office
01304 366605
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Pantomime: Aladdin, The Astor Community Theatre. Matinee at 2.30pm (doors open 2pm) and Evening Performance at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £12; under 12s £10; family of four £40. Astor 2.30pm

Astor 7.30pm
Christmas Concert with Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm. Raffle; licensed bar. Free entry. Facebook page
 
Friday 21 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. NB: Last session for December; resumes in New Year. Facebook page

Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt. See Saturday 8 December listing for details.

Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Please check with organiser. Michael Burney
01304 852686
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.
Plus: Free Trees - a variety of small trees (aka "whips") will be available free of charge. See website.
 
Christmas Family Disco, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 6.30pm. Tickets: children £2.50 (includes buffet and present from Father Christmas); adults free. To book:
07966 745210
Facebook page
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
Pantomime: Aladdin, The Astor Community Theatre. Matinee at 2.30pm (doors open 2pm) and Evening Performance at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £12; under 12s £10; family of four £40. Astor 2.30pm

Astor 7.30pm
Deal Friday Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Please check with organiser. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 22 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

Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt. See Saturday 8 December listing for details.

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
Pantomime: Aladdin, The Astor Community Theatre. Matinee at 2.30pm (doors open 2pm) and Evening Performance at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £12; under 12s £10; family of four £40. Astor 2.30pm

Astor7.30pm
 
Sunday 23 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

Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt. See Saturday 8 December listing for details.

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
Carol and Christingle Services
Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road/Dover Road junction, Walmer: Traditional Carol Service, 10.30am-11.45am. 01304 364216
The Salvation Army Hall, 56 West Street, Deal: Children's Carol Service, 10.30am. 01304 375398
Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal: Christingle Service, 5pm. 01304 375297
The Salvation Army Hall, 56 West Street, Deal: Carol Service, 6pm. Followed by mince pies. 01304 375398
 
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Monday 24 December
Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Church Services

St George's Church, High Street, Deal:
Christingle Candlelit Carols #1, 3pm and
Christingle Candlelit Carols #2, 5pm.
01304 372587
St Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal:
Christingle Service, 4pm.
01304 381131
St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Walmer: Christingle Family Service, 4pm. Church Office
01304 366605
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould: Christingle Family Service, 4pm. 01304 361030
St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal: Christingle Service, 5pm.  
St John the Evangelist, Kingsdown:
Christingle Service, 5pm.
 
Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road/Kelvedon Road, Walmer:
Family Carols, 6pm.
01304 364216
St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer: Midnight Mass, 11pm. Church Office
01304 366605
St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Ripple:
Midnight Communion, 11.30pm.
 
St John the Evangelist, Kingsdown:
Midnight Communion, 11.30pm.
 
St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Walmer: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Church Office
01304 366605
St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.  
St Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal:
Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.
01304 381131

Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-3pm. Christmas themed family Scavenger Hunt. See Saturday 8 December listing for details.

Facebook page
Santa by Train, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell CT15 7PD. Seasonal trips at 10.30am, 12noon and 1.30pm. Fare: £10. Please pre-book. Booking:
see website
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
 
Tuesday 25 December
Christmas Day

Christmas Day Church Services

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
St George's Church, High Street, Deal:
Quiet Communion, 8am;
Christmas Family Carols with Communion, 10.30am.
01304 372587
St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal: Holy Communion, 8am;
Holy Communion, 10.30am.
 
St Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal:
Dawn Mass, 8am;
Mass of the Day, 10am;
NO Evensong
01304 381131
Community Church Deal, Victoria Road, Deal:
Christmas Day Family Service, 10am.
01304 375297
Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road/Kelvedon Road, Walmer:
Family Service, 10am.
01304 364216
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould:
Family Communion
, 10am.
see website
The Salvation Army, 56 West Street, Deal: Christmas Day Service, 10.30am.
Followed by a Community Meal for anyone who would otherwise be on their own at Christmas. Call for details.
01304 375398
St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer:
Choral Communion Service, 11am.
Church Office
01304 366605
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
HealthWalk, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk. Please check with organiser. Bernie
07977 491084
 
Wednesday 26 December
Boxing Day Bank Holiday
Wednesday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal. This market will NOT be open today. 01304 361999
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. website: www.dealicebreakers.co.uk/. 07836 669079
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. All abilities welcome. Please check with organiser. Ian
01304 366146
 
Thursday 27 December
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Please check with organiser. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Carols by Candlelight, St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Ripple, 6pm. website
 
Friday 28 December
"Speedy Spanish", Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 11am. Free "taster" session for children, age two- to 10-years. Ideal for parents who would like to see if their children would enjoy learning a language. Limited places - so book with Library. Book places:
03000 413131
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. See website. Please check with organiser. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 29 December
Deal General Market in Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal. The market will NOT be open today. 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 30 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
 
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Monday 31 December
New Year's Eve
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
Timeball Drop at the Timeball Tower Museum, Victoria Parade, Deal, 12 midnight. Followed by Fireworks on the beach. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk. 01304 368255
 
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