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Christmas week events rundown

Christmas week events rundown

17 December 2014

The pre-Christmas week festivities are in full swing across the county

Festive fiasco as venue scraps Christmas market

Festive fiasco as venue scraps Christmas market

17 December 2014

Families booked in to meet Father Christmas at a major Kent venue have been warned the site will be dark and devoid of any other attractions.

Sing the season this Christmas

Sing the season this Christmas

17 December 2014

Community carol concerts are taking place across the county throughout Christmas week

Theft of Turkeys at farm shop

Theft of Turkeys at farm shop

17 December 2014

What appears to be professional thieves have raided the Old Lorry Farm Shop stealing turkeys, sausages, a chain saw and CCTV machines.

Christmas carol comes to Kent

Christmas carol comes to Kent

16 December 2014

An adapted version of the much loved Charles Dickens classic, a Christmas Carol, is being performed at a theatre in Kent this winter.

Schools says everything's better in a sweater

Schools says everything's better in a sweater

15 December 2014

Staff and pupils donned the Christmas jumpers and created a video as part of the national Christmas Jumper Day last week.

What a lot of Santas!

What a lot of Santas!

15 December 2014

Hundreds of Santas took to the streets of Folkestone this weekend to raise money for Rotary Club charities. And it has been hailed a huge success.

Time is running out to enter Christmas competition

Time is running out to enter Christmas competition

15 December 2014

The Messenger wants to give away Build-A-Bear Factory cuddly toys to youngsters that have been through a tough time.

Kent soldiers remembered at Christmas Truce service

Kent soldiers remembered at Christmas Truce service

14 December 2014

Soldiers from the Kent regiments and those that left from the county's barracks remembered at commemorations led by Uefa president Michel Platini.

It's the season to be jolly

It's the season to be jolly

12 December 2014

There's a fabulous, free, festive offer that everyone can enjoy at Leeds Castle in the run up to Christmas.

Couple's lights display for charity

Couple's lights display for charity

12 December 2014

A couple who have both battled cancer, have switched on their Christmas lights in aid of Cancer Research.

Stars come together for Kent's Christmas hit

Stars come together for Kent's Christmas hit

10 December 2014

A single featuring Suggs, The Proclaimers, Leo Sayer and other stars will vye with X-factor for Christmas number 1 on behalf of a Kent peace charity.

Town geared up for first Christmas Market

Town geared up for first Christmas Market

09 December 2014

A stilt-walking camel will be among fun attractions as Sheerness High Street hosts an array of festive stalls and treats on Saturday.

Free ice rink to open

Free ice rink to open

09 December 2014

A free ice rink, a Santa's Grotto and a bouncy castle will be open to the public in Sevenoaks.

Town centre sparkles for lights switch on

Town centre sparkles for lights switch on

09 December 2014

A town centre was brought to life with childrens characters, music and entertainment for the annual Christmas lights switch on over the weekend.

Cool reception for newlyweds

Cool reception for newlyweds

08 December 2014

A newlywed couple took to an ice rink in Kent for a unique wedding reception over the weekend.

Appeal for gifts of food and treats for animal sanctuaries

Appeal for gifts of food and treats for animal sanctuaries

06 December 2014

Burnham House Vets in Dover is calling on pet lovers to create stockings for animals in rescue, this Christmas.

Making your mind up for FHODS panto

Making your mind up for FHODS panto

05 December 2014

The Folkestone and Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society panto Jack and the Beanstalk opens tonight with Bucks Fizz stars Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan.

Build-A-Bear cuddly toys up for grabs in festive competition

Build-A-Bear cuddly toys up for grabs in festive competition

05 December 2014

The Messenger wants to give cuddly toys to youngsters in need of festive cheer

Tucking into role of villain

Tucking into role of villain

03 December 2014

From one of the country’s best-known schoolboys to stalwart soap character, Todd Carty is now gearing up to hit the pantomime stage in Kent.

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