Advent begins in Littleport with the spectacular first night of the Littleport Players Christmas pantomime Alice in Wonderland.  

Taking place in the Vista Academy’s modern auditorium, on Friday December 1 the performance starts at 7pm. Saturday 2 at 1pm and 6pm, and Sunday 3 at 1pm. Tickets, £11, online or from Bizzie Lizzie hair salon on Ponts Hill, or the Bargain Centre in Main Street, worth a visit for its year-round stock of useful gifts from cards, socks to board games and all manner of things in between.  

On Saturday December 2 from 10am -1pm Branching Out, the day centre for adults with learning difficulties is holding its first ever Christmas Fayre at its Grange Lane building.  

They say, “We will have stalls, games and even Santa himself! Pop by and see us and grab some Christmas bargains whilst raising funds for the adults we support. Only £1 entry which includes a drink and mince pie.”  

That evening, December 2 at 7.45pm, visitors to the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club will be entertained by the Eton Rivals returning after their sell-out gig there earlier this year. £3 members £7 guests.  

Excitement on Friday December 8, when St George’s Church launch their free Christmas Tree Festival with a concert at 7.45pm by the Lanterns Brass Quintet playing some festive tunes – some with audience participation!  

And on Saturday December 9 from 10am-2pm Christmas gift stalls beckon. And there’s a competition for the best dressed tree – to enter yours contact David at 

On Sunday December 10 you are invited to the Adams Heritage Centre on Main Street to enjoy another fun free event from 2-4pm while socialising over a cup of tea or coffee (donation) and absorbing the Victorian surroundings of the old hardware shop and viewing a display by local creatives.  

Then back to the start of our calendar on the first Sunday of Advent, December 3, 6 pm, a ‘Celtic Christian’ Service by candlelight at St George’s.