Christmas Party Time – What a great day!

The sun shone and the sky went a lovely festive red as the park filled with people who came to enjoy the party.
As his sleigh was out of action, this year Old Nick arrived by boat, an in keeping red Topper, kindly lent by Erith Yacht Club. It took a few strong men and all the might of his many elves to push him up to his nice warm grotto at The Bridge as the reindeers had a touch of foot and mouth.
The mast of his boat-sleigh narrowly missed putting the whole of East Greenwich in darkness as he missed the power cables and just touched the telephone line as he came into land in Chevening Road.
Father Christmas met around 200 children in a very orderly fashion, thanks to our up to date ticketing system, while the adults ate mince pies and sipped hot mulled wine,
Local musicians, the Les Zoings, entertained us as only they can with their zany music, then the Halstow Community Choir lead the crowd in some very vocal Carol Singing.
There was face painting  and a great Christmas Market to browse in and pick up some last minute presents.
What a great way to spend a Sunday for locals – no ques or traffic jams and it was all put on free of charge by the Friends of the Pleasaunce and the Bridge Community Centre. See Christmas Party Time for pictures of this event
If you missed it, put the 11th January in the diary as PIP will be organising a Wassail in the Pleasaunce on that Saturday.
See Whats On for details of the Wassail organised by PIP (Planting in the Pleasaunce)

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