Christmas in Havant

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Here in Havant, local businesses and community members have been working hard to bring Christmas cheer to our local residents and visitors. It has been a long and challenging year for all of us, but thanks to our community, festive events are underway to lift your spirits and enable you and your loved ones to look forward to a brighter future ahead. There still is Christmas in Havant!

  • Join other community members to celebrate with some playful Christmas characters.

At the Meridian Centre on Elm Lane in Havant, a Christmas competition invites you and your loved ones of all ages to find Santa’s elves in the store windows on their Christmas trail. As you shop for Christmas presents, look for Santa’s helpers and be reminded of the help you have given and received throughout the lockdown period. As well, the Spring Arts & Heritage Centre on East Street is presenting several performances to entertain and delight. Some titles include The Enchanted Snow Globe, Midwinter Revels, and A Christmas Carol.

Do some last-minute shopping for Christmas decorations

The Christmas Shop at Keydell Nurseries on Havant Road in Horndean is full of beautiful baubles, garlands, ornaments, wreaths, and trees of all shapes and sizes. The Kitchen café is open if you need a refreshing cup of tea, and the Swanmore Family Butchers are back in operation at the garden centre from Thursday through Sunday. Pies, sausages, and other fresh meats are on offer, and they are taking orders for vegetable and fruit boxes.

Are you looking for wearable Christmas decorations? Find the perfect Christmas jumper at any of the clothing stores at Solent Retail Park. As well, Inspire on Park Road South has a beautiful selection of party wear, fascinators, and hats if you’re looking for something a bit more extravagant!

Enjoy fresh air and Christmas good cheer in the great outdoors

If you prefer to go a little bit further afield and enjoy some fresh air while you celebrate Christmas, take a short drive north of Havant towards the vast woodlands of Butser Hill Natural Nature Reserve. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park is hosting a special elf-themed Christmas event and festive walk in the countryside. As well, fans of the Watercress Line will be happy to know that the trainline is currently featuring a festive LED light show. The display can be enjoyed while viewing the steam train from outside and while riding inside the steam train itself.

Still finding the festive season a little challenging for any reason? Please know that help is available from community resources that are answering phone calls right now. The Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline are reachable by phone or you can request a call-back with an online form.

We are also here for you as the doors to our offices are wide open, and our team of CareAngels look forward to meeting you and your loved ones. Here at Guardian Angel Carers, we understand the unique difficulties that the last year has presented, and we have everything in place to tailor home care services to your specific needs. Please contact us to learn more about how we can be by your side, whether we can provide a hot drink and a chat, a tidy-up as well as a home-cooked meal, or if more intensive services are needed. Our CareAngels hope to meet you soon to talk more about home care.