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Love Basingstoke Presents Christmas activities

Join Love Basingstoke for five days of free festive activities from Monday 18 to Friday 22 December 2023:

Monday 18 December 

Christmas Storytelling with Routine Riots 
An interactive storytelling adventure with local company Routine Riots. Hear the tale of Grotty Greta and The Naughty Magic shoes unfold. Includes singing, dancing and drama.
At 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm 

BVA Elf Trail
The BVA elves are busy out volunteering in the community. Can you find out who they are helping? Wrap up warm and head on an elf trail around War Memorial Park.
Collect your free map between 11am and 2pm
War Memorial Park (Map collection from The Orchard)

Tuesday 19 December

Face painting with Routine Riots
Festive face painting fun.
Drop in between 11am and 3pm
Willows Coffee House

Brickmas with the Brick People
Make builds using red, green and white bricks and take part in speed challenges.
Drop in between midday and 4pm.
Dice Tower 

Wednesday 20 December

Christmas arts and crafts with Louise Hight
Enjoy festive themed arts and crafts to take home with local artist Louise Hight.
Drop in between 11am and 3pm
Willis Museum

Sweet Treat Reindeer Cones with Olive Tree Creations
Make your own hot chocolate cones to enjoy at home or use as a gift. 
Times: 11am, 11:30am, 12noon, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm
Willis Museum 
Pre-booking required for this event using the links below:
11am activity - FULLY BOOKED
11:30am activity - FULLY BOOKED
12noon activity - FULLY BOOKED
12:30pm activity - FULLY BOOKED
1pm activity- FULLY BOOKED
1:30pm activity - FULLY BOOKED
2pm activity - FULLY BOOKED
2:30pm activity - FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 21 December 

Christmas storytelling with Junk Jodie
Head on a festive adventure with local artist Junk Jodie. Meet recycled toys Ronnie Robin, Elfina Elf, Ronald Reindeer, and finally Polly Polar Bear. There will be a craft activity to enjoy after the
Times: 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm
The Tea Bar

Friday 22 December 

Pine cone bird feeders with The Crafty Hen 
Create a sustainable and biodegradeable bird feeder based around a pinecone. Full of seeds and other yummy treats and topped off with a festive robin!
Times: Drop in between 11am and 3pm 
Gabardine Bar

See the digital guide to Christmas in Basingstoke here.