Gorleston Community Christmas celebration returns
For the second year, St Mary Magdalene Church in Gorleston will be hosting “Christmas on the Mag”, an outdoor community celebration, on Magdalen Square, on Saturday December 21 from 3pm to 5pm.
One of the most popular attractions from last year, a giant inflatable snow-globe, pictured above, will be making a return visit. Father Christmas will be in his grotto for children to visit, and there are Christmas crafts, rides and games, as well as other stalls.
New for this year, the event will feature a visit from some live reindeer. Visitors will be able to meet the reindeer and have their photos taken with them for a small donation. The organisers will also be providing free Christmas refreshments.
Vicar of St Mary Magdalene Church, Rev’d Matthew Price, said, “Christmas on the Mag was such a brilliant success last year, we are delighted to be repeating the event for Christmas 2019. We hope all ages and stages will join in with the fun. Christmas is a time when communities should come together, and we want the afternoon to be a real community celebration of Christmas.”
At the heart of the afternoon will be the Big Christmas Sing when, led by an ensemble from Great Yarmouth Brass, the community will be encouraged to sing some favourite carols together. Alongside this there will also be performances from the choirs of Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy and Ormiston Herman Academy.
Mr. Price also expressed his thanks to Better Together and Great Yarmouth Borough Council who had both provided grants to help make the event possible.
Further information about Christmas on the Mag can be found on the St Mary Magdalene Church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MagdaleneChurchGorleston
The photos from last year’s event are courtesy of Anna Price.
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