Twyford Living Advent Calendar, 2017

24 local events for you to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas. Brought to you by Twyford Together in association with Round&About, our local churches, schools, groups and businesses.

Sun 26 Nov, Christmas Lights Switch-On

Where: Bell Corner
When: 5.30pm
Admission: Free
Twyford's Living Advent Calendar opens with the ever-popular Christmas lights switch-on at Bell Corner. Enjoy carol singing, drinks and nibbles and a display of festive drawings by Polehampton Junior school children. The tree has been donated this year by Treetop Landscapes and is powered by Parkers Estate Agents. Our special guest, David Brownlow from The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation will be joined by the winner of Junior Twyford's Got Talent.

Fri 1 Dec, Twyford Village Christmas Street Fayre

Where: London Road (from the crossroads to Jubilee Corner)
When: 6-9pm
Admission: Free
Twyford Together's annual Christmas event. Over 50 stalls showcasing the best of Twyford. Visit our Christmas Fayre page for further details.

Sat 2 Dec, Twyford Snooker Club

Where: Twyford Snooker Club
When: 1.30-4.30pm
Admission: Free
Come and enjoy a game of snooker and refreshments in one of Twyford's much-loved historic buildings (19 Wargrave Road) and see how this community renovation project is progressing.

Sun 3 Dec, Christmas Recital

Where: St. James Church, Ruscombe
When: 3pm
Admission: Free
Join us for a Christmas recital by The Berkshire Recorder Consort. The programme will include festive music from across the ages, played on a diverse array of instruments (some of which you will probably never have seen or even heard of before!) sprinkled with a selection of seasonal readings and yuletide carols.  Refreshments will be served afterwards. 

Mon 4 Dec, Quiz and Chips at the Duke

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: from 7.30pm
Admission: £3 
Come and have some festive fun whilst raising money for Daisy's Dream.

Tues 5 Dec, Christmas Quiz

Where: St. Thomas More Church
When: 5.30-7pm
Admission: Free
Fun, Christmas quiz for children aged 5-11. Everyone welcome. Prizes for all!

Weds 6 Dec, Carols at Bridge House

Where: Bridge House Nursing Home
When: 4-5pm
Admission: Free
Singing by Colleton School. Everyone welcome!

Thurs 7 Dec, Guides Singing at the Station

Where: Twyford Station Forecourt
When: 6-7.30pm
Admission: Charity collection

Fri 8 Dec, Carols at Waitrose

Where: Waitrose
When: 9.30am
Admission: Collection for Daisy's Dream
Polehampton Infant School will be serenading Twyford shoppers with their favourite carols and songs from their nativity plays. They will be collecting for Daisy’s Dream, a charity close to their hearts.

Sat 9 Dec, Charity Christmas Card Sale

Where: United Reformed Church Hall
When: every Friday (10am-4pm) and Saturday (10am-7pm) until 16 December.
Admission: Free
Don't miss out on your chance to buy a wonderful selection of charity Christmas cards.

Sun 10 Dec, Twyford Comets' Charity Football Match

Where: Stanlake Meadow
When: 1.30pm (please note that this was previously advertised as a 10.30am start in our programme and has been changed to a 1.30pm start)
Admission: Charity collection
The Twyford Comets wlll be battling it out on the pitch against Twyford and Ruscombe Cricket Club!

Mon 11 Dec, Christmas Songs from Twyford Glee Club

Where: Bell Corner
When: 4.45-5.45pm
Admission: Charity collection

Tues 12 Dec, Step Back in Time

Where: The Twyford Centre
When: from 1.45pm
Admission: Free
Sing-along with Tony Taylor and our older residents at the Age Concern Day Centre in Polehampton Close.

Weds 13 Dec, Father Christmas at Costa Coffee

Where: Costa Coffee
When: 3-5pm
Admission: £5
Meet Father Christmas at Costa! Admission includes a small hot drink, children's chocolate drink and present.

Thurs 14 Dec, Christmas Acoustic Live Lounge

Where: Twyford District Youth & Community Centre
When: 8pm
Admission: Free. Collection for Twyford Charities Together
Your favourite festive and chart hits with a cool acoustic vibe from a group of talented Twyford musicians aged 7-18. Led by Sabrina Findlay of Music Made Fearless. Includes nibbles and refreshments.

Fri 15 Dec, Christmas at The Floor Store

Where: The Floor Store
When: from 5.30pm
Admission: Free
Join Robert and Clare for drinks, nibbles and entertainment at their Twyford showroom.

Sat 16 Dec, Father Christmas at the Duke

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: 3-5pm
Admission: Free
Meet Father and Mrs. Christmas! There's a treat in store for every child and a magical story from Mrs. Christmas.

Sun 17 Dec, Nine Lessons and Carols

Where: United Reformed Church
When: 4.30pm
Traditional carol service in the village centre.

Where: St. James Church
When: 6pm
A traditional carol service in a beautiful ancient church based on the service at Kings College. Only 100 seats.

Mon 18 Dec, Scouts' Carol Service

Where: St. Mary's Church
When: 7pm
Scouts' carol service.

Tues 19 Dec, The Saxophone Christmas Busking Bash

Where: Bell Corner
When: 6.30-8pm
Admission: Charity collection
Windsock Music is back again this year with more cheesy Christmas goodness from their two saxophone bands, Sax Bandits and Saxcelerate. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served. Everyone welcome so please like or share this event on Facebook

Tues 19 Dec, Christmas Family Carols

Where: St. Thomas More Church
When: 7pm
Family carol service followed by refreshments. Please note the new date for this event which was previously scheduled for Thurs 21 Dec.

Weds 20 Dec, Drinks and Nibbles from Twyford Together

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: from 5.30pm
Admission: Free
Pre-Christmas networking with other members of Twyford Together. Open to all!

Thurs 21 Dec, Christmas Family Carols

Where: St. Thomas More Church
When: 7pm
Family carol service followed by refreshments. Please note, this event is now taking place on Tuesday 19 Dec.

Fri 22 Dec, HaaHoos Foam Clay Fun

Where: HaaHoos
When: 2-6pm
Admission: £5 per decoration (Includes fruit squash and biscuits for the children). Mulled wine on sale for adults!
Make Christmas tree decorations out of foam clay - the children will love this craft activity if they've never tried it before!

Sat 23 Dec, Christmas Party at the Duke

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: from 7.30pm
Admission: Free 
Rock into Christmas at the Duke. Get your dancing shoes on and party with Karen and Paul. Live music from the 'Jukebox Junkies'.

Christmas Eve, Crib Service

Where: St. Mary's Church
When: 3.30pm
A half-hour Christmas Eve service for all the family. Children are welcome to dress up and help bring the Christmas story alive. Come in good time to get a seat.

Christmas Eve, Carols For All

Where: St. Mary's Church
When: 7pm
An hour of traditional carols, readings, reflections and prayers by candlelight to celebrate the birth of Christ. A wonderful way to end Advent.