Christmas on the New Forest Village


Following the success of Fright Night, which saw around 200 ghosts and ghouls on Sharp Lane Plantation, the Friends of New Forest Village are delighted to invite you to join them as they welcome a very special guest to the New Forest Village.


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 Central Park from 2pm on Sunday 23rd December, where he may have gifts for those on the nice list.*

Entertainment and refreshments…

Get your singing voices ready since Santa loves nothing better than hearing Christmas carols as he meets the children in his grotto. Mince pies and refreshments will be available to keep you all in good spirits.

Donations wanted…

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 and distributing refreshments.

*Since Santa will have already loaded his sleigh, he has asked that presents of around £5 are donated (wrapped and labeled) to be given to your child. Please contact us to find out where to bring donations.

More details…

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

Our website:

Twitter: @FriendsofNFV


And finally…

The Friends would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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