The festive countdown is gaining pace, with only two weekends remaining until Christmas Day. The Greytown Santa Parade runs tomorrow with floats from Carterton joining the celebration after Carterton’s Christmas Parade was a washout last week, with the wet weather forcing a cancellation at the 11th hour.
The Greytown Santa Parade starts at 1.30pm and goes to 2.30pm. The route will begin at the junction of Jellicoe and East Streets before travelling down East St to the Greytown Rugby Club.
The festive fun doesn’t stop there, though, as the team at Cobblestones Museum and Early Settlers’ Village will open their gates from 4pm to carry on the Christmas celebrations with Carols at Cobblestones. The event is koha entry, and there’ll be a cash bar and food for sale. Santa is even putting in a special guest appearance at both events.
Greytown Santa Parade, East St, Greytown. Tomorrow, 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
Carols at Cobblestones, 169 Main St, Greytown. Tomorrow, gates open 4pm.
Crop up kicks off
The new Crop Up market at the Truckstop in Greytown is back again this weekend after its first run on December 9 was a smashing success.
The market focuses on “ultra-fresh, ultra-sustainable, and ultra-tasty” goods and produce. The market is a zero-chemical and zero-waste event with no rubbish, no disposable coffee cups, and no bags provided – it’s all BYO at Crop Up.
The market will run each Saturday [with a small break over the Christmas holidays] through to autumn. Tomorrow’s Crop Up will feature fresh kaimoana from the Tora Collective, produce from Little Farms, breakfast from the Bicycle Kitchen, coffee from Levitate Coffee, and fresh herbs and vegetables from local gardeners.
Crop Up Greytown, 102 Main St, Greytown. Tomorrow from 9am.
Carols by Candlelight
The Lighthouse Church is hosting a Carols by Candlelight event tomorrow night in Masterton.
The event will include reading, dance, and carol singing with the earlier part of the evening being a chance for people to eat, have some barista coffee, and enjoy some music and entertainment with face painting and farm animals. Carols will begin at 7.15pm. Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor event.
Carols by Candlelight, 23 Intermediate St, Masterton. Tomorrow, 5.30pm.
Masterton District Library will be screening a festive season film next week as the Christmas countdown continues.
Throughout the week, there will be several Christmas-themed events at the library, but on Thursday at 2pm they will be hosting a family-friendly Christmas film event with popcorn provided.
To register, just head to the ‘Events’ section of the library’s website and register for the screening, or pop into the library to register your interest.
Christmas film, Masterton Library, 54 Queen St, Masterton. Thursday, December 21, 2pm to 4pm.