Christmas Market, New Year, and other seasonal events at Leeds Castle @ Leeds Castle
Nov 24 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

Leeds Castle is hosting a Christmas Market with stalls offering festive food and drink and Christmas gifts. Admission is £25.50 for adults (with concessions for children and seniors) for access to the Market and Castle Grounds but free to existing holders of an Annual Key to the Castle ticket. The market is open on selected days as listed below.

There will be a series of other events including the Traditions of Christmas, an opportunity to meet the reindeer, and a Winter Trail up to 1st January 2019 and more information is at


The dates when the market will be open are as follows:-

Saturday 24th November

Sunday 25th November

Saturday 1st December

Sunday 2nd December

Saturday 8th December

Sunday 9th December.

Saturday 15th December

Sunday 16th December


For further details please call Tel 880008.

Pictured below is Leeds Castle in the Snow.

Leeds Castle in Kent in the winter snow.



Hollingbourne County Primary School Term 2 ends @ Hollingbourne County Primary School
Dec 19 all-day

Please see for more information about Hollingbourne County Primary School (Tel 880270) or go to

Hollingbourne County Primary School in Eyhorne Street.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[4]

Fortnightly visit of the Mobile Library Van. @ Village Hall Car Park
Dec 19 @ 11:55 am – 12:25 pm

Kent Council Council Libraries Department has decided to reduce the visits of the mobile library service to Hollingbourne to just one per fortnight on a Wednesday lunchtime.

The county wide service has been drastically reduced to save £150,000 a year. The date of the last weekly visit was on 30th June 2016 and the first fortnightly visit was on 20th July. The stops at Troys Mead and Church Approach have been abandoned.

For a list of the future dates pleases go to the Regular Events page at


Pictured below is the library van outside the Village Hall.


Christmas Carols and Seasonal Songs in aid of the Royal British Legion and other charities @ Jumction 8 Motorway Service Area.
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

An informal concert of seasonal songs and carols performed by the Maidstone Choral Union in aid of the Royal British Legion, Cancer Research UK, and other charities. All are welcome.

Pictured below is the Motorway Service Area building where the singers are to perform. There is free parking on site for two hours.

Hollingbourne Motorway Motor Services Area at Junction 8 on the M20.



Carols around the Village Christmas Trees. @ Eyhorne and Tanyard Greens.
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Carol Singing Around The Trees

Come and join us for a festive sing around the christmas trees in Hollingbourne.

Wednesday 19th December, starting at 6pm around the Eyhorne Green tree.

We will sing along Eyhorne Street, then around the tree on Tanyard Green ending at The Sugar Loaves for a final sing with a mince pie and some mulled wine!
Carol sheets will be provided as will plenty of good cheer! Come one, come all and get that festive village Christmas feeling.

Details from Beccy Stroud on 880377

Pictured below (top) is the Eyhorne Green Christmas tree where the carols start and (bottom) is the Tanyard Green where the singers move to before retiring to the Sugar Loaves PH for refreshments.

The Eyhorne Green Christmas tree provided by residents of Musket Lane. Picture: Beccy Stroud.
The Hollingbourne Christmas tree from Leeds Castle which is lit up by hundreds of small lights after dark.
Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Are you Mensa or Densa? The Sugar Loaves hosts a weekly quiz night with an entry fee of £1.

Other regular events are Fish Nights every Friday from 5pm to 9pm, a Cheese Club on Saturdays at 1pm, and Vinyl Record Nights on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information about the Sugar Loaves please go

Hollingbourne is fortunate to have three pubs and other two have steak nights on Tuesdays and the Windmill has fish and chips on Thursdays for £7.50.

For more information about the Windmill in Eyhorne Street please go to

For more information about the Dirty Habit in Upper Street on the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way please go to

Pictured below is Steve Thomas who is the licensees of the Sugar Loaves which offers darts, pool, and bat and trap games as well as traditional pub food.


Christmas Communion Church Service. @ All Saints' Church
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

A Christmas Communion Service in All Saints’ Church. All are welcome.

A lit up Christmas Tree.


Christingle Service @ All Saints' Church
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

A special Christmas for children in aid of the Children’s Society. All children attending are given a orange with a candle inserted at the top with sweets attached. All are welcome.

A traditional Christingle service for all the family. Chrtistingle Candles (see below) will be given to all children at the service.



Christmas Eve Midnight Communion Service @ All Saint's Church
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – 11:59 pm

A traditional Christmas Eve service which runs into Christmas Day.

All are welcome to attend. Hollingbourne Church in Upper Street is pictured below.

All Saint’s Church, Hollingbourne in winter.


Christmas Day Family Communion with Carols @ Saint Mary's Church,
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

A traditional Christmas day service for the Pilgrim’s Way Parishes. There are no Christmas Day services in Hollingbourne, Hucking, Detling, Thurnham or Grove Green. All are welcome to attend.

Pictured below is Boxley Church.

Boxley Church in the North Downs Benefice.