Yule simply love the Stubbington Christmas spectacular!

Cuddly toy reindeer

Yuletide revellers are being urged to clear their throats in readiness for a hearty festive singalong at the eagerly anticipated Stubbington Carol Service and Christmas lights switch-on.

The annual event gets under way at Stubbington Green on Saturday, 7th December at 4pm and runs through to 6pm with the promise of being a real Christmas cracker.

Organisers anticipate a great turn-out for the festive bash – last year hundreds of revellers made it a roaring success and the same level of support is expected this time of asking –and have taken to social media to send out the message:

“Please bring your singing voices along with you on the day and please also remember to bring lots and lots of festive cheer. Please come and join us and have loads of fun as we get in the mood for the festivities with our annual event.

“Enjoy free mulled wine and mince pies, sweets, drinks, popcorn, garland making, and Santa hats for all of the children. There is certainly something for everyone, that’s for sure.”

Jingles bells will toll with a merry refrain or two, no doubt Santa himself will make a magical appearance, red-nosed reindeer will surely appear — and elves too — as the event, staged by Love Stubbington and the Crofton Lions and friends, unfolds with carols being belted out to raise plenty of cheer.

The line-up this year is simply dazzling with toe-tapping music provided by the highly regarded, much-loved and rather wonderful Gosport and Solent Brass Band. Not to be missed.

Plus, and there are plenty of plus points as you discover that the event just gets better and better, attendees will benefit from prizes for the first three chosen as winners in the Christmas hat competition — with the twist being that they must be made out of recyclable materials. We told you it gets better! Kids will have a blast!

An organiser said:

“The Stubbington Christmas spectacular is almost upon us and we can’t wait. It starts at 4pm with many various activities including the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, a carol service and a visit from Father Christmas. The carol service, which is led by Crofton Parish, starts at approximately 5pm. Do come along and join with many members of our community at this festive occasion. We’re hoping for a successful event and you can help.”

And don’t forget to snap up your tickets for the Christmas raffle! The raffle is worth winning — with the first prize being cash of £500; the second prize is £200 and the third prize is £100. Well worth winning, we are sure you will agree!

Ho, ho, ho!