First for Ponteland – Brand New Christmas Market
Here on your doorstep for the very first time, Ponteland Rotary are presenting a festive CHRISTMAS MARKET.
Some of us may have seen examples in the likes of Germany & Austria where Christmas markets are an established feature. But for Ponteland, an event on this scale has never been attempted before.
The event which takes place on Saturday, 5th December at Ponteland High School (12noon to 5.00pm) will consist of a parade of stalls, stands & displays both indoors & outside. It will have hot food available and drinks for both children & mum & dad. The Market will have the following stalls – Christmas cards, stationary, books, hand-made toys, beauty products, jewellery, scarfs, dog gifts, prints, balloons and much more. Santa will be there in his grotto and with some Santa helpers to take good care of little ones who want to tell Santa what they might really like to have for Christmas.
Clare Stagg who heads the Satellite Group within Ponteland Rotary says, “I am sure this will prove to be a fun-filled day for all the family. We have live entertainment which will include some traditional festive music. We have rides and activities with wide appeal which I am sure children of different age groups will really enjoy”
Clare added “ We are also very grateful to Kieran McGrane and his team at the High School for providing such a good central venue for the event”. “The plan we have is to make this an annual part of our Rotary programme”
Steve Cox, Ponteland Rotary President commented, “It is fabulous that we can offer the families of the village this wonderful, varied programme. I think it will help everyone to get into the spirit of Christmas and, of course, the proceeds from the event will go to support local charities”
So, there you have it. An invitation from Clare, Steve and the other Rotarians for you to put this date in your diary and then get along to the event for some pre-Christmas fun on Saturday 5th December.