Christmas on the New Forest Village – drop off times for presents


Two days left for donations and presents for Santa’s grotto!

Santa will be making one last stop in the New Forest Village before he prepares for his busiest night of the year. Come and join him in his grotto on the New Forest Village Central Park from 2pm on Sunday 23rd December, where he may have gifts for those on the nice list.

Since Santa will have already loaded his sleigh, he has asked that presents of around £5 are donated (wrapped and labelled) to be given to your child.

Please bring donations and presents to the Friends upstairs in the St George’s Centre between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December.

If you have any spare decorations or (wrapped) festive foods (e.g. mince pies!) which you would be happy to donate, please get in touch.

We would also greatly appreciate donations of time to help with decorating the grotto, marshalling the event and distributing refreshments.

If you would like further information (about this or future activities), or would like to get involved, please contact us:


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This article was written by Friends of New Forest Village using our Community Reporters website at