OK, no apologising this time… it’s nearly Christmas! Porlock does Christmas really well and (most of us) are excited about the impending festive season. There’s so much to see and do here and in surrounding villages. Kicking off the festivities is Dunster by Candlelight, two really magical evenings of socialising, celebrating and shopping on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December. The castle and the water mill are open and the village is illuminated by thousands of candles, it’s quite a sight. Parking can be a real problem, but organisers have laid on a bus service from Doverhay car park in Porlock. The first bus leaves Porlock at 4.30pm and takes an hour to make the circular route to Dunster and back (allowing time for boarding, disembarking and traffic, etc). It then operates each hour until the last bus back at 9.15pm.
If you still need presents and a good Porlock-style social evening, come along to Porlock Late Night Shopping event on 10 December. It’s an annual tradition for locals and visitors alike, the highlight of many people’s Christmas..! Sample delicious food and drink and enjoy the street entertainment while finding those stocking fillers. The fun starts at 6pm.
Make a full weekend of it; on Sunday 11 December the Christmas concert at St Dubricius Church includes local singers, local musicians, a children’s nativity tableau, mince pies and mulled wine..! What a festive treat. The concert starts at 7.30pm and donations towards the church are welcome. And if that isn’t enough, come and join in! Sing up on Sunday 18 December with the traditional carol service, again at St Dubricius Church, this time starting at 6.30pm.
All this makes me think that maybe I ought to be starting my Christmas cards. And the wrapping… *gulp*. Good luck everyone!