Christmas Festival 2018
The Christmas Festival 2018 runs on a smaller scale this year than previous years. We have our annual Twilight market to start the Festive season off on Saturday, 1st December.
On Saturday, 8th December at 6.30 pm we have our Community Carol Singing event with lots of carols, a barbecue and the shop being open.
From Monday, 10th to Friday, 14th there are twice daily choir services in the church, at 10.30 and 1 pm.
The Festival Shop will be open on those days from 10 am to 4 pm selling Christmas gifts and decorations, handmade locally and lovingly throughout the year by a dedicated team of people who meet at St Stephens every Thursday morning.
Light refreshments like tea, coffee, juice, shortbread and Christmas cake are available at the shop.
You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy it on our beautiful grounds surrounding the hall and church.
Christmas Festivals have been held at St Stephens since 1986 with the aim of presenting the Bethlehem Story and raising funds for various charities. Last year $13,000 was raised which was distributed to the Red Cross, Hospice Waikato, Alzheimer Charitable Trust,Blind Foundation and St Stephen's Church.