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Christmas market and festive fun to kick start at St Nicolas Church tomorrow (Thurs)



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From tomorrow (Thursday) until December 21, town centre shoppers will be able to browse more than 40 Austrian-style chalets around the church and along Bartholomew Street for Christmas gifts, crafts and handmade jewellery.
A huge choice of food and drink including mulled wine and beer will also be on offer.
Visitors can pay a visit to Santa in his grotto and enjoy seasonal sights and sounds, with festive background music and some live entertainment to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
On weekdays, craft activities, quizzes and a treasure hunt for children will be on offer inside St Nicolas Church, between 3pm and 4.30pm, finishing with story-time at 4.30pm.
Meanwhile, people are invited to get selfie snapping inside the church in a specially made stable nativity scene - complete with costumes of Mary and Joseph, angels, wise men and more.
Tours of the church’s tower will also be available, and opportunities for prayer.
The events will be available during the church’s normal opening hours, from 12noon to 8pm every day, except on Tuesday, December 16.
Rector at St Nicolas Church, Will Hunter Smart, said: “We are really excited that we have got the Christmas market around the church.
“We are looking forward to welcoming people into our church. The activities we have planned are an ideal way for children and adults to get into the Christmas spirit.
“We hope that people won’t just walk through our church but actually come in and enjoy some of the activities on offer every afternoon and come and take a selfie in the stable.”
For a full timetable of Christmas events at the church, visit www.st-nics.org
Don’t forget to send us your #StableSelfies. Tweet them to @NewburyToday and @StNicsNewbury or email them to our reporter Ellis Barker at ellis.barker@newburynews.co.uk



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