Have Yourselves A Very Shepherd's Bush Christmas!

Sing carols, buy a real tree and keep the kids busy

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Christmas Services
The Church of St. Stephen and St. Thomas, Uxbridge Road

Friday December 17, 9am:
St Stephen’s School Carol Service
Thursday December 24, 11.30pm:
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Friday December 25, 10am:
Christmas Day Service



St Simon's Church, Rockley Road

Wednesday December 15
Senior Citizens Christmas Service and lunch
Sunday December 19
Christingle Family Carol Service, 10.30am
Classic Carol Service, 7pm
Friday December 24
Christmas Eve Nativity Service, 4pm
Saturday 25th December
Christmas Morning Celebration, 10.30am
Holy Communion, 11.30am (short form)

St Saviour, Wendell Park

Christmas Eve December 24
4pm Crib Service
11.30pm Midnight Eucharist

Christmas Day December 25
10am Eucharist

St Michael and St George, Commonwealth Avenue

Sunday December 19
Christingle Service, 11am
Christmas Eve
Crib Service at 4pm and Midnight Mass at 11pm
Christmas Morning
11am, Festival Eucharist followed by lunch and party.
Celebration lunch at 1pm following our Christmas Day service—all are welcome for
a really good time. Any donations of food, drinks, gifts and prizes, Christmas
decorations, games for us to play, would be most welcome.

Buy A Christmas Tree

Nordman fir treeYou can buy real Christmas trees, between three and 10 feet, plus stands, lights and decorations -  and arrange same day delivery if you can't carry them home - from Pines and Needles at Westfield. Flower Fayre in the West 12 Centre also has trees, table decorations and wreaths for the door.

Choose a Charity Card

If you want your Christmas cards to help a good cause, buy them from the Card Aid shop at Shepherd's Bush's Library at Westfield, selling cards benefiting around 300 different charities, or from a local charity shop such as FARA at 84 Uxbridge Road and Age Concern at 110 Uxbridge Road.

Keep the Kids Occupied

The Music House for Children in Uxbridge Road has two events for young people in the week before Christmas:

Yoo Hoo & The Icy Wind
0 – 6 years Family Show
December 20 NS 21 at 11am and 2pm
Adults £6, Children £4, Under 1yrs Free
A new Christmas tale using live instruments, storytelling & dancing. This action packed magical adventure stars Yoohoo, our hedgehog hero, and the oh-so-cold, Icy Wind whistling around your toes…

3 – 5 years Music & Craft Workshop
Monday 20th December 10-11:30am
Children £15
Based on Yoo Hoo & The Icy Wind, Children & their parent/adult friend will experience a musical storytelling adventure which includes making an Icy Wind face mask & more.

There are also events for children at local libraries and Santa is in his Ice Kingdom at Westfield. Adventurous young visitors can combine a visit to his grotto with a trip onto the centre's ice rink.

Share the Love!

We Love Shepherd's Bush is continuing in December, offering a range of great deals and discounts from around 30 local shops, pubs, restaurants, beauty parlours and other businesses. 

Pick up a free We Love Shepherd's Bush card from any of the participants and get money off purchases of everything from phones to footwear, special deals on meals and a chance to treat yourself or someone close to you at a bargain price.

Santa Claus

If you know of any special events going on in W12 over the festive season or any restaurants which will be staying open on Christmas Day, please let us know at editor@shepherdsbushw12.com and we will add them.

December 12, 2009

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