December 2020
COVID-19: Many meetings and events may remain cancelled or postponed until further notice; they are indicated with grey tint in the listings. If in doubt, please check with organisers.
Quick links to events in December
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday 7 - Sunday 13 Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Opening days and times may be subject to change over holiday period.
Deal Castle - open to the public 10am-4pm on all Saturdays and Sundays in December. 0370 333 1181
see website
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public 10am-4pm on all Saturdays and Sundays in December. 0370 333 1181
see website
Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal CT14 6AD. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon-6pm. Annual entry ticket: adult £5.50; concessions £4; under 16yrs £4. 01304 239515
see website

Deal Pier. Revised Summer opening times: Mondays-Thursdays: 10am-5pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 9am-6pm; Sundays: 9am-5pm.
Fishing: currently not permitted.
NB: times vary over Christmas/New Year period.

Deal Pier Kitchen Restaurant:

Pier:
01304 363815
see website

Restaurant:
Facebook page
Sandown Castle Garden, Sandown Road, Deal CT14 6QU. Award-winning community garden on the site of the former Sandown Castle. Facebook page

 

EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
Live music listing for Deal on Facebook Local live music

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES
Details of changes to a range of public services over the Christmas and New Year holiday period CLICK HERE
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Quick links to events in December
Tuesday 1 - Sunday 6 Monday 7 -
Sunday 13
Monday 14 - Sunday 20
Monday 21 - Sunday 27 Monday 28 - Thursday 31  
 
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December: continuing events and amenities
Talk It Out Well-being Support, Deal Ability Community Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal. For people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: 11am-1pm Mondays-Fridays; 2pm-4pm Wednesdays; and 6pm-8pm on first Tuesday of each month. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
 
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NB: Many events remain cancelled or postponed
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in the listings. If in doubt, please check with organisers.
Tuesday 1 December
 World AIDS Day
Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Tuesday
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Center, 10.30am. see Tuesday
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. see Tuesday
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Meet online via Zoom at 2pm. For more details: see the church facebook group. see Tuesday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 2 December
Covid-19 "Tier 3" Restrictions come into force today and apply to all of Kent. For details, see the www.gov.uk website.
Wednesday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. see Wednesday
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). see Wednesday
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. see Wednesday

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm.

see Wednesday
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, 7pm. Online meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing. For the agenda and Zoom log-on details, contact the Parish Clerk. 01304 362363
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. see Wednesday
Deal Philatelic Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Public and new members welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors 7.30pm). see Wednesday
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 3 December
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. see Thursday
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. see Thursday
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. see Thursday
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. see Thursday
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. see Thursday
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Cakes, a cuppa and social activity for £1.50; all welcome. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
 Uncle Vanya, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Cancelled  
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm see Thursday
 
Friday 4 December
Friday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. see Friday
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Friday
Kingsdown Crafters Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. see Friday
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. 07584 044122

See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. see Friday
Deal Film Festival: 8 Women, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (pre-booking required). Cancelled See website
Deal Folk Club Meeting, now meeting online for a singaround, 8pm. Call Sue Watson on 01304 360877 for details. see Friday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 5 December
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
See website
Frost Fair, Beacon Hill Cottage, Little Mongeham CT14 0HW, 10am-2pm. Craft stalls, festive florals, pop-up cafe. Admission: free. See website
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
 Stand Up Comedy Show, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Featuring Brian and Krysstal, Charmian Hughes, Alex Martini and Dickie Richards. Tickets: £15 (pre-booking required). Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 6 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
 The Royal Opera House Live: Macbeth, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3pm. Tickets £14 (pre-booking required). Cancelled See website
Christmas Drive in Cinema: "Home Alone" and "Elf", Solley's Ice Cream Parlour, The Dairy, Ripple CT14 8JL. Screening "Elf" at 5pm; doors open 3.30pm. Screening "Home Alone" at 8pm; doors open 6.30pm. Tickets: £30 per car for one screening; £55 per car for both screenings. In aid of the Martha Trust. Details: website
Ticket sales
 
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Monday 7 December
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. see Monday
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Monday
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am. Currently suspended; due to resume in Spring 2021. See website. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Meeting online via Zoom at 2pm. For details see their Facebook page.

see Monday

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm.

see Monday
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 8 December
Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Tuesday
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Center, 10.30am. see Tuesday
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. see Tuesday
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Meet online via Zoom at 2pm. For more details: see the church facebook group. see Tuesday
Walmer Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting, 7pm. Online meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing. For the agenda and Zoom log-on details, contact the Parish Clerk. 01304 362363
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 9 December
Wednesday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. see Wednesday
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). see Wednesday
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. see Wednesday

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm.

see Wednesday
NT Live: War Horse, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets SOLD OUT. Cancelled  
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. see Wednesday
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors 7.30pm). see Wednesday
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 10 December
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. see Thursday
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. see Thursday
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. see Thursday
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. see Thursday
Ripple Parish Council Meeting, 7pm. Online meeting via Zoom. Residents may join the meeting. Contact the Parish Clerk for details. Parish Clerk
01304 364406
NT Live: Fleabag, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (pre-booking required). Cancelled See website
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm see Thursday
 
Friday 11 December
Friday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. see Friday
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Friday
Kingsdown Crafters Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. see Friday
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome. Margaret Musson
01304 374010
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. see Friday
Club Quiz, Royal British Legion Downs Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 7pm-10pm. Entry: £2. All welcome. 01304 380405
website
 The Astor Picture House: Elf, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (pre-booking required). Cancelled See website
Deal Folk Club Meeting, now meeting online for a singaround, 8pm. Call Sue Watson on 01304 360877 for details. see Friday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 12 December
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
 The Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £14 (pre-booking required). Cancelled See website
 
Sunday 13 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
 The Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3pm. Tickets £14 (pre-booking required). Cancelled See website
 
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Monday 14 December
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. see Monday
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Monday
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am. Currently suspended; due to resume in Spring 2021. See website. see Monday
Knit and Natter Group Meeting, The Rising Sun, 8 Cliffe Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Meeting online via Zoom at 2pm. For details see their Facebook page.

see Monday

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm.

see Monday
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 15 December
Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Tuesday
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Center, 10.30am. see Tuesday
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. see Tuesday
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Meet online via Zoom at 2pm. see Tuesday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 16 December
Wednesday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. see Wednesday
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). see Wednesday
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. see Wednesday

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm.

see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. see Wednesday
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors 7.30pm). see Wednesday
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 17 December
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Continues daily until 23 December. See website
Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. see Thursday
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. see Thursday
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. see Thursday
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. see Thursday
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. see Thursday
Drive-In Cinema, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screenings of: Arthur Christmas (cert U), 5pm; and Star Wars: A New Hope (cert U), 8.15pm. Tickets for each screening: £30 per vehicle + booking fee. Details and tickets:
See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm see Thursday
 
Friday 18 December
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Continues daily until 23 December. See website
Friday Market, The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. see Friday
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. see Friday
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Friday
Kingsdown Crafters Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. see Friday
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. see Friday
Drive-In Cinema, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screenings of: The Grinch (cert PG), 5pm; and Love Actually (cert 15), 8.15pm. Tickets for each screening: £30 per vehicle + booking fee. Details and tickets:
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. see Friday
Deal Folk Club Meeting, now meeting online for a singaround, 8pm. Call Sue Watson on 01304 360877 for details. see Friday
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 19 December

KCC School Holiday Break
Saturday 19 December - Sunday 3 January 2021 inclusive.

website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term-dates

Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Continues daily until 23 December. See website
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
Family History Research Help, The Landmark Centre (Diane Nash room), 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-12noon. Free advice session by members of the Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society.
Santa Saves Christmas, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, shows at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. A family panto by Gary Starr Pantomimes. Tickets: £15 adults; £14 concessions; £12 child; £42 family of 4 (2 adults/ 2 children). Also daily until Thursday 24 December. Cancelled Astor Theatre
Drive-In Cinema, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screenings of: Polar Express (cert U), 1.45pm, Home Alone (cert PG), 5pm; and Die Hard (cert 18), 8.15pm. Tickets per screening: £30 per vehicle + booking fee. Details and tickets:
See website

Carols by Torchlight, The Bandstand, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 5.15pm-6pm. The popular annual event with a mixture of Christmas songs and favourite Carols and featuring The Victory Wartime Band. NB: If wet, the event will be held in St Saviour's Church, The Strand. Supported by Walmer Parish Council. Subject to confirmation.

 
 
Sunday 20 December
Carol Services
Covid-19 Emergency restrictions make it likely that traditional public Carol Services cannot be held. Details of any alternative arrangements may be found on local church websites and Facebook pages and you'll find links to these here on WalmerWeb and DealWeb.
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Continues daily until 23 December. See website
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Drive-In Cinema, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screenings of: The Grinch (cert PG), 1.45pm, Elf (cert PG), 5pm; and The Holiday (cert 12A), 8.15pm. Tickets per screening: £30 per vehicle + booking fee. Details and tickets:
See website
Santa Saves Christmas, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, shows at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. A family panto by Gary Starr Pantomimes. Tickets: £15 adults; £14 concessions; £12 child; £42 family of 4 (2 adults/ 2 children). Also daily until Thursday 24 December. Cancelled Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 21 December
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am. Currently suspended; due to resume in Spring 2021. See website. see Monday
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Continues daily until 23 December. See website
Santa Saves Christmas, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, shows at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. A family panto by Gary Starr Pantomimes. Tickets: £15 adults; £14 concessions; £12 child; £42 family of 4 (2 adults/ 2 children). Also daily until Thursday 24 December. Cancelled Astor Theatre
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Drive-In Cinema, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screenings of: Home Alone (cert PG), 5pm; and Bridget Jones's Diary (cert 15), 8.15pm. Tickets per screening: £30 per vehicle + booking fee. Details and tickets:
See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Community Church, Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 22 December
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. see Tuesday
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Continues daily until 23 December. See website
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Santa Saves Christmas, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, shows at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. A family panto by Gary Starr Pantomimes. Tickets: £15 adults; £14 concessions; £12 child; £42 family of 4 (2 adults/ 2 children). Also daily until Thursday 24 December. Cancelled Astor Theatre
Drive-In Cinema, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. Screenings of: The Muppet Christmas Carol (cert U), 1.45pm, Elf (cert PG), 5pm; and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (cert PG), 8.15pm. Tickets per screening: £30 per vehicle + booking fee. Details and tickets:
See website
 
Wednesday 23 December
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). see Wednesday
Deal Christmas Market, Seafront Promenade, Deal Castle, times to be advised. A range of stalls selling Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, hamper items, decorations, festive foods and drink. Final day. See website
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Santa Saves Christmas, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, shows at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. A family panto by Gary Starr Pantomimes. Tickets: £15 adults; £14 concessions; £12 child; £42 family of 4 (2 adults/ 2 children). Also daily until Thursday 24 December. Cancelled Astor Theatre
 
Thursday 24 December
Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Church Services

Covid-19 Emergency restrictions make it likely that traditional public services cannot be held. However a number of local churches are holding on-line services and gatherings and details may be found on their websites and Facebook pages. You'll find links to local churches here on WalmerWeb and DealWeb.
Christmas "Grinch" Trail, Betteshanger Park, A258 Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal CT14 0BF. An outdoor and woodland trail for children and their families based on the festive story of the Grinch that stole Christmas. Tickets: £10 (1 adult + 1 child);
£15 per family (2 adults + 2 children) £7.50 per additional child.
Details and booking:
See website
Santa Saves Christmas, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, shows at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. A family panto by Gary Starr Pantomimes. Tickets: £15 adults; £14 concessions; £12 child; £42 family of 4 (2 adults/ 2 children). Also daily until Thursday 24 December. Cancelled Astor Theatre
 
Friday 25 December
Christmas Day
Christmas Day Church Services
Covid-19 Emergency restrictions make it likely that traditional public services cannot be held. However a number of local churches are holding on-line services and gatherings and details may be found on their websites and Facebook pages. You'll find links to local churches here on WalmerWeb and DealWeb.
Deal Pier is closed today. See website
 
Saturday 26 December
Boxing Day Bank Holiday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
 
Sunday 27 December
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. Please check with organiser. see Sunday
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Please check with organiser. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. Please check with organiser. see Sunday
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 11.30am-2pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
 
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Monday 28 December
Bank Holiday (substitute for Boxing Day on Saturday)
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am. Currently suspended; due to resume in Spring 2021. See website. see Monday
 
Tuesday 29 December
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Centre, 10.30am. Please check with organiser. see Tuesday
 
Wednesday 30 December
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). Please check with organiser. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 31 December
New Year's Eve
Timeball Drop at the Timeball Tower Museum, Victoria Parade, Deal, 12 midnight. The Timeball and Tower will be floodlit from 11.30pm, culminating in a countdown and ball drop at 12 midnight.
Subject to confirmation.
01304 368255
See website
 
 
Regular Weekly Events in detail
Every Monday
Events details More information
Fitness Pilates, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 9.15am. A non-remedial weekly class focussing on improving core strength, balance and flexibility - using pilates mini balls and resistance bands for a varied workout. £36 for six sessions; pre-booking required. Abi Skardon
07841 506743
Tiny Toes Toddlers and Parents Group, Deal Community Church (former Baptish Church building), Victoria Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. For children up to and including four years. Every Monday during term time; £2 per session. 01304 373297
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page

Nature into Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. A tutored art group working in watercolour, acrylics, mixed media, pastel, ink and coloured pencil - with the natural world as inspiration.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 10.30am; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Howard
01304 612018
See website
Knit and Natter Group Meeting, The Rising Sun, 8 Cliffe Road, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Sewing and knitting social group; meets weekly. New members welcome.  

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. Also meet on last Thursday of the month.

See website.
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Fee £4 per session. Also meet on Thursdays. Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Liz Sharp

See website
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Every Monday and Thursday. Facebook page
Every Tuesday
Events details More information
Trinity Toddlers Group, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am. Playgroup for pre-school children and their parents and carers; meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term-time. Church Steward
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Health Walk: North Deal Stroll. Meets at Golf Road Community Center, 10.30am. Routes cover the sand dunes by the side of Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal promenade and surrounding countryside. The pace is fairly steady with tea or coffee during or after the walk. On occasions we take a bus to walk in alternative locations.

Walk Leaders:
Linda
01304 380787
Ann
07762 578065
See website
Men's Support "Drop In", The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Support and advice on range of men's issues including budgeting, family law and housing. Pop in; no appointment needed. Organised by Dads House and Talk It Out groups. 07511 486972
See website
Breastfeeding Support Group, Blossom Children's Centre, The Downs C of E Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, 1pm-2.30pm. Facebook group.
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
Singing for Pleasure, Deal Community Church Hall, Stanley Road, Deal, 2pm-3pm. Learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session (every Tuesday in school term time). Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
Knitting for the Needy weekly meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
Every Wednesday
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Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Deal Health Walk - meet at Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 9.45am (for 10am). A free, short, volunteer-led local walk (duration 60-90mins). No need to book, just turn up. See website

Deal Botanical Coloured Pencil Group, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 10am - 12.30pm. Tuition and practice for experienced artists or beginners interested in botanical coloured pencil work. Varied programme of seasonal flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds etc.

Helen Hanson
01304 370250
Singing for Pleasure, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. Weekly session to learn folk songs from around the world; no experience necessary. Fee: £5 per session. Natasha Douglas
07912 184808

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087
See website
Learn to Dance Modern Jive, Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club, 20 Market Street, Deal, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Weekly session, ideal for beginners. Fee: £5 per person (pay on the night). Facebook page
 
Every Thursday
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Bumps, Babies and Beyond Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 9.30am-11.30am. For mums-to-be and parents with babies and toddlers. Meet weekly in term time.  
Trinity Toddlers Group, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am. Playgroup for pre-school children and their parents and carers; meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term-time. Church Steward
Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Meets Thursdays (during school term). See website
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Parent and Toddler Group, Village Hall, Sholden, 10am-12noon. Fee: £1 per session. Jim Sullivan
01304 379106
Friends4U Social Club Meeting, Royal Hotel, Beach Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Social and friendship group for active over-50's. New members welcome. Peter Cartwright
01304 239571
See website
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Strand, Walmer, Deal CT14 7DY, 1.30pm-5pm. Meet on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 07825 703352
The Yarn Club. A social group for knitting, crochet and sewing. Meet: St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm; and The Dining Club, 69 Middle Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. Sara Williams
07704 054970
Facebook page
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Fee £4 per session. Also meet on Mondays. Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, venue to be confirmed, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome.
See website
Facebook page
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. All welcome. Every Monday and Thursday. Facebook page
Every Friday
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Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Facebook page
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
01304 852686
See website
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Sue Watson
01304 360877
See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm. Friendly club - for all abilities. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113

See website
Every Saturday
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Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am - 3pm. 01304 361999
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
see website
Facebook page
The Village Indoor Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 9am-5pm. An indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. Facebook page
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments. All welcome. 01304 268847
See website
 
Every Sunday
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Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
see website
Facebook page
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", meet outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal CT14 9UU, 9am for 9.30am set off. Facebook page
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
 
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