- Christmas Lights – The Big Switch-On2nd December 2023
The 2023 Christmas Lights Big Switch-On event is on Saturday 2nd December with a Christmas Craft Fair, which will include the usual stalls from Potton groups and organisations, together with Henry Harris’ fairground rides and other entertainment on the stage in the Market Square. The Big Switch-On is at 5pm.
Please note that the B1040 and Market Square will be closed from midday until 7pm. See map for diversion route.
- Winter Four Seasons Market9th December 2023
The Winter Four Seasons Market will be held in the Market Square on Saturday 9th December 2023 from 9am to 1pm.
Potton’s Four Seasons Market stalls include a good selection of the very best local produce, typically local meat, beer, vegetables, artisan bread, cheese, and preserves. There is always a selection of crafts, plants, tea and cakes. For more information, see this link.
- December Councillor Surgery9th December 2023
The next Councillor Surgery will be held in the Market Square on Saturday 9th December 2023 from 10am, with Cllrs Vicki Gwilliam and Carol Leggatt in attendance.
Bring your local issues to us. We will have pad, pen and box for you to record and post your issue – and you can also discuss further with a councillor. Positive feedback can also be noted as well as volunteering opportunities. Please form an orderly queue!
Key interests of attendant councillors include community safety and youth, but all issues can be brought to council attention.
- Santa’s Grotto9th December 2023
Santa is looking forward to welcoming children with their parents to his busy Workshop and Grotto on Saturday 9th December from 10am to 3pm at the Community Centre, Brook End, Potton SG19 2QS.
In return for a small entrance fee children will get a chance to meet Santa, receive a gift, and spend time in his Workshop.
All profits made will go directly to Keech Children’s Hospice, who provide free specialist care for children with life limiting illness and specialist support for family and friends across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.
Look out for more details of the event on public notice boards and media sites nearer the time.
For more information about the charity, go to www.keech.org.uk
- Peace & Light at Christmas9th December 2023
A traditional Christmas concert by New Voices of Potton choir.
At St Mary’s Church, Hatley Road, Potton on Saturday 9th December at 3pm.
Tickets £12 (under 16 free) from Cameron’s Newsagents, Potton or on door. Price includes festive refreshments.
- Father Christmas Potton Visit17th December 2023
Father Christmas will be visiting Potton on Sunday 17th December 2023 starting at 4.30pm and his journey will terminate in the Market Square where Carols will be sung.
Father Christmas has advised that he will try to visit as many roads as possible, although he can’t promise to visit every road. Please listen out and look out for Father Christmas and his elves. To keep everyone safe, Father Christmas has requested that all vehicles kindly pass his sleigh and elves at no more 15mph.
Father Christmas looks forwards to seeing you on his visit!
- New Year Eve’s Bash31st December 2023
New Year Eve’s Bash with live music by local band, Drunk and Disorderly in aid of Potton Hall for All.
At Potton Scout Hut, Hatley Road, Potton on Sunday 31st December from 8.30pm to 12.30am.
Doors open at 8pm. Entry by ticket £5 pp in advance only. From Cameron’s Newsagents, Potton or online. www.facebook.com/pottonhallforall
- Removal of Christmas Lights7th January 2024
This Christmas Lights will be taken down on Sunday 7th January 2024. The team of volunteers will assemble at the Market Square from 10am.