Celebrate Christmas in Festive Style with Two Christmas Markets bustling with locally sourced produce, Unique Christmas Gifts and a special visit from Father Christmas… not forgetting our annual Dare to Brave it Charity Swim in aid of The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and lighthearted festive fancy dress dog show.
Looking for something extra special this Christmas? The Little Gloster Christmas Markets are just the place to stock up on all the trimmings to create your dream festive day.
Join us on Sunday 27th November and Sunday 11th December, when The Little Gloster will be transformed into a wonderful Christmas market bustling with stalls selling local produce, unique gifts, a visit from Father Christmas , Charity Dog Show and our Annual Dare to Brave It Charity Swim in the Solent.
The perfect antidote to Christmas food shopping in the supermarket, The Little Gloster Christmas Market will be crammed with Christmas goodies just waiting to be bought and eaten, or hidden away for Father Christmas; from cakes and puddings, to turkeys and trees, ensuring you can get your hands on all sorts of fantastic local produce to bring that special something to Christmas.
The Best of Island Produce
The Island has a wealth of unbeatable local produce. Treat yourself this Christmas with a Free Range IOW Turkey, Locally Grown Vegetables and a Glass or three of Local beer…
Christmas Markets are some of the best places to get hold of fresh and tasty produce for your Christmas table. With rare breed meats, excellent quality local fruit and vegetables, chutneys, house cured Gravadlax, Danish Aquavit & all kinds of other delicious extras there is plenty to get excited about at The Little Gloster Christmas Market.
Renowned for their unpretentious food and good quality service, The Little Gloster agrees that sometimes food tastes better outdoors and never more so than on a crisp, chilly winter’s day. Visitors to the market will love the holiday atmosphere, added by the aromas of festive, warming food served at the event to give weary shoppers a boost. You’ll be able to choose from a delicious selection of festive specialties – mulled wine and Mince pies, roasted chestnuts, hog roast or even sample our Limited Edition sausages in collaboration with Hamilton’s Butchers – there is something to suit all tastes.
The Little Gloster Dare to Brave it Charity Swim – Sunday 27th November at 2pm
The Little Gloster supports The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust with a sponsored Christmas Swim bringing true ‘Christmas Spirit’ to the event. Join us all at 2pm on Sunday 27th November and brave the ‘refreshing’ sea off Gurnard Marsh, in this 500mtr sponsored Swim.
The Little Gloster is proud to be planning this event with the Marlin Swimming Club and Gurnard Sailing Club who will be in attendance to ensure that this unique event is safe as well as enjoyable.
The funds raised from the event will go directly to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, who take young peoplesailing to help them regain confidence on their way to recovery from Cancer and other serious illness. Sign up now and help us to raise funds for this wonderful charity.
Entry is just £10 per person and swimmers will be asked to raise as much sponsorship as possible for The Trust. Swimmers will receive a Christmas Hat and a medal as well as something warm to drink at The Little Gloster after the swim.
Proud of your Pooch? Family Day Dog Show – 11th December 2011 2pm
Bring them along to The Little Gloster’s first family day festive dog show, on Sunday 11th December at 2pm. Get in the festive spirit and enter your dog into the coveted Best Fancy Dress, Happiest Dog or even Dog most like their Owner awards, and raise some money for charity.
Ken Rivers, the Ex Chairman of The IOW RSPCA, will judge the event. He will also be bringing along the RSPCA’s Agility Team to show us all how’s it’s really done.
With fancy dress outfits available to buy on site and a special doggy photo booth, it is set to be a wonderfully lighthearted event, perfect for all families and their four legged friends. Entry is just £5 per dog and all proceeds will be shared between The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust & RSPCA.
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