Father Christmas is still catching trains across Essex,but there are some other events happening this weekend – mainly family ones for the children.
Winter Fun in the Visitor Centre South Essex Wildlife Garden, Saturday 20th December to Sunday 4th January. Pop along to the Wildlife Garden and Visitor Centre to create a Christmas tree decoration and to make a Christmas pressie for the birds in your garden.
Santa Cycle Treasure Hunt, Ashfields Carriage and Polo Club, Gt Canfield. Sunday 21st December 2014 9.30 for aprox. 3 hours. In aid of Farleigh Hospice. Join the cycle ride around country lanes over an 18 mile course, solving clues along the way.
Christmas Crafts Chelmsford Museum, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford. Saturday 20th December from 2pm to 4pm. Create special cards and decorations in advance of the big day.
Sunday Stroll, High Woods Country Park, Colchester, Sunday 21st December 11am – 12noon A three mile Ranger led walk through the Country Park on varying terrain. Free tea and coffee afterwards. .
For a Christmssy night out there’s Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas at the Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea Thursday 18th December 2014 – Saturday 20th December with the Players Theatre Company. Larry Berkovitz and Zak Barrett Xmas Jazz at the Chelmsford City Cramphorn Theatre on 19th December and Saturday 20th December 4 – 8:00pm and the BBC Singers at the Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden Saturday 20th December with Handel’s Messiah and the rousing Hallelujah Chorus.