What’s on for Tuesday December 24, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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A guide to what’s on across the area over Christmas

TODAY

CAROL SERVICES

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 6pm. St James Christmas Eve Carol Service.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 3pm, Crib Service. For children and families. 11pm, Midnight Communion.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 7pm. Carols by Candlelight.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 4pm, Family Christingle Service. 7pm, Carols by Candlelight.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 9pm. Carol Service and Christmas Eve Mass. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 4pm. Crib and Christingle Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 4.30pm. Crib and Christingle Service.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 5pm. Christingle Service and Children’s Nativity. Especially for children and families.(023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 3pm. Family Carols.

CHURCH SERVICES

BURITON: St Mary’s Church, North Lane (GU31 5RT). 4pm, Christmas Eve Crib Service, come dressed as a shepherd or an angel. 11.30pm, Midnight Eucharist.

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 2pm, 3.30pm. Christmas Eve Crib Services. 11.30pm. Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion.

CLANFIELD: St James’ Church, 12, South Lane. 11.30pm. Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion.

EAST MEON: All Saints Church, Church Road (GU32 1NJ). 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

EMSWORTH: Ss Thomas, 24, New Brighton Road. 6.30pm. Christmas Vigil Mass.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 3pm, Christmas Eve Crib Service. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 5pm, Crib Service. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 3pm, Crib Service I. 4.30pm, Crib Service II. 6pm, Choral Evensong and Blessing of the Crib. 11.30pm, Midnight Eucharist.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 4pm, Children’s Nativity Service. 11pm, Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Aidan’s Church, The Lodge, Anchorage Park (PO3 5UH). 11.30pm, Midnight Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 4.30pm, Crib Service. 11.30pm, Midnight Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 5pm, Nativity Service. The Christmas story is told by our children and young people and we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 6pm, Nativity Service and Christingle. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 11.30pm, Midnight Communion. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 11pm. Midnight Holy Communion.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s (Crofton Old Church), Lychgate Green (PO14 2HA). 4pm, 6pm. Nativity Services. For children and the young at heart.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 4.30pm, 6pm, Crib Services. 11.30pm, Christmas Eve Communion.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 11.30pm. The Midnight Mass with Carols. Followed by mince pies. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 11.30pm, Midnight Communion.

EVENTS

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

LANGRISH: St John the Evangelist Church, Winchester Road (GU32 1RQ). 4pm. Scratch Nativity. Come dressed as shepherd, Mary, Joseph, wise man, etc (especially children), or join the band to play carols. (01730) 264959 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 4.30pm. Nativity from Scratch. Children are invited to come dressed as shepherds, angels or wise men.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 8pm. Christmas Eve Disco/Karaoke Party. (023) 9258 0626.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. The Racketeers. Ska. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8pm. Andy George.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm/9pm. DJ Soul Boots with a Christmas Mix.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 8.30pm. Stolen.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Saints of Sin. A rocking Christmas Eve party. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Christmas Eve Party with Hazzard County, southern rock varmints. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. DJ Rob Moore. (023) 9235 5245.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11am, 3pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

CHRISTMAS DAY

CHURCH SERVICES

BURITON: St Mary’s Church, North Lane (GU31 5RT). 10am, Christmas Day Eucharist.

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 8am. Holy Communion. 10am. Christmas Day Family Communion.

CLANFIELD: St James’ Church, 12, South Lane. 10am. Family Communion.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 8am, Holy Communion, old prayer book. 10am, Christmas Praise, short service with carols.

COWPLAIN: Westbrook Church, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Avenue (PO7 8NU). 10am, Christmas Praise and Holy Communion.

EAST MEON: All Saints Church, Church Road (GU32 1NJ). 10.30am. Christmas Eucharist.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 8am, 9.30am. Christmas Day Communion Services.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 8am, Christmas Day Said Eucharist. 10am, Christmas Day Family Communion.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 8am, Holy Communion. 10am, Informal Family Service, followed by Holy Communion.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 8am, BCP Eucharist. 10.30am, Cathedral Eucharist. 4pm, Evening Prayer.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 8am, Holy Communion. 10am, Christmas Family Service with Holy Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Aidan’s Church, The Lodge, Anchorage Park (PO3 5UH). 10am, Family Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 10am, Family Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. Christmas Morning Mass and Carols.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 10am. Christmas Morning Family Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 10am. Christmas Morning Family Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 9am. Book of Common Prayer Communion. 10am. Christmas Morning Mass and Carols.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 10am. Christmas Morning Family Communion.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 10.15am. Christmas Day Family Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10.30am. Christmas Day Family Communion. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 10am. Christmas Day Celebration.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s (Crofton Old Church), Lychgate Green (PO14 2HA). 8am. BCP Christmas Holy Communion. With carols.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 8am, BCP Holy Communion. 10am, Christmas Family Communion.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 10am. Said Eucharist. The Parish Eucharist. Families very welcome. Children invited to bring a present to show. Followed by mince pies. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 8am, Holy Communion. 10am, Family Communion.

BOXING DAY

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 4pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 3pm, 7pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.