Friday 1st December – Coffee Morning at Northwood Cemetery between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. This month’s theme is “Christmas Tombola”. Hot and cold drinks and biscuits are available free of charge. Everyone welcome – Just come through the cemetery gates and you will be given a warm welcome. Hosted by Friends of Northwood Cemetery.
Friday 1st December – Christmas Fayre at St Saviours Catholic Primary School, Summers Lane, Totland from 3 – 5pm. Everyone welcome to come along. Carols, Santa’s grotto and local craft stalls.
Friday 1st December – Advent Concert at St Mary’s Church, Brading. Peel of Church Bells, Brading Choir, Wight Ukers, Scottish Fiddlers, Organ Fugue. From 6.50pm for 7pm start. Interval with mulled wine and mince pies. Free entrance with retiring collection.
Friday 1st December – Colwell Common Christmas Fair in the Big Marquee. Music, singing, craft stalls, Huxley Magic, Christmas produce, Horse Box gin bar, Wightwood Pizza, Carols around the firepit and much more. 1.45pm – 6pm.
Friday 1st December – St Peter’s Church, Seaview ‘Light up a Life’ service in the Church Garden from 6pm. Mulled wine and mince pies. Late night shopping from 6 – 8pm in Seaview Town.
Friday 1st December - FIGGY GIG. Get into the festive spirit with a fun-packed Figgy Winter Wonderland evening of songs and comedy sketches at CHOYD Community Hall, St James's Street, Yarmouth. The doors and bar open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. Free entry. Suggested contribution of £3 to cover the cost of venue hire. Contact Jean G-Owen on 07715 985689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 2nd, 9th and 16th December – Christmas Market at the Winter Gardens, Ventnor. From 9.30am – 2.30pm. Free entry.
Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Fayre at Lake Lions Clubs in association with 1st Sandown & Lake Scouts and Cubs from 10am – 2pm
Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Fayre at Holyrood Hall, High Street, Newport (Opp. Castle Pub) from 10am – 2pm. Lots of stalls and all hot drinks and snacks £1 each. Everyone welcome – in aid of St Thomas of Canterbury Youth Programme.
Saturday 2nd December – The Wight Brainy Bunch Christmas Market at Ryde Fire Station from 10am – 4.30pm. Magical grotto, kids craft corner, inflatable snow glove. Live entertainment, seasonal stall and festive refreshments. Turning on Ryde Fire Stations Christmas Lights at 4.30pm.
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December – Christmas Fair at Northwood House and Park from 10am – 4.30pm. Great gifts from 40 local exhibitors. Free Santa meet and greet. Bring your dog to meet Santa Paws. Free entry on both days.
Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Fayre at St Helens Community Centre from 12 – 3pm. Lots of stalls, entertainment, tea, coffee and cake. Part of the village of Angels fun day. Everyone welcome. In aid of isle of Wight Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus society.
Saturday 2nd December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at Regent Street, Shanklin at 11am.
Saturday 2nd December – Newport Carnival Christmas Parade. The parade will commence at 5pm from Church Litten and will make its way through the town ending at The Quay. Local businesses will also be opening late so enjoy the parade and shop local.
Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Coffee Morning and Holy Cross Crafts at Holy Cross Church, Church Road, Binstead from 10am – 12 noon. Craft stalls to browse whilst enjoying coffee, cake/mince pies. Everyone welcome.
Sunday 3rd December – Antiques and Collectables Fair from 10am – 3pm at Royal Victoria Arcade, Union Street, Ryde. Books, jewellery, vintage items, furniture, silver and much more. Free admission.
Sunday 3rd December – Table Top Sale in aid of St Helens Village Fayre at St Helens community Centre, From 9.30am – 12 noon. Stalls, Tea, coffee and cake.
Monday 4th December – Friends of Freshwater Library’s General Knowledge Quiz from 7pm – 9pm at Freshwater Library. Teams of up to six people. £1 each. Book your table by email email@example.com
Monday 4th December - Parkside Pavilion are hosting a bereavement session with thanks from funding by DWP through the connect4communities from 3-5pm. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please register your interest 296592.
Tuesday 5th December – Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch at The Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater at 1pm. Roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, Christmas Pudding & Custard, Mince pies & Cream. Vegetarian options available. Entertainment and Raffle. Tickets £7.50 per person available from the Memorial Hall. Call 01983 752956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 6th December – Abbey Brass present a Christmas Concert featuring Carols and traditional festive music at Newport Salvation Army Church, Pyle Street, at 7.30pm. Free entry with a retiring collection.
Wednesday 6th December – Shanklin and Sandown Military Band will be playing at St Pauls Church, Shanklin at 8pm. Come along and enjoy this Christmas Concert with live music and Carol Singing. Free to attend, with a retiring collection.
Wednesday 6th & Saturday 16th December – Community Beach Clean at Freshwater Bay. Meet 11 am at the shelter on the prom. Bring gloves and something to collect litter in. Contact email@example.com
Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th December – Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival. Opening with the Mountbatten Hospice ‘Lights of Love’ Carol Service on Wednesday 6th December at St Mary’s Church, Brighstone at 7pm. Over 150 trees across 10 venues. Free park and ride, refreshments, musical entertainment, visit Father Christmas, Tractor Ride Out, Craft Stalls, Raffle, Mini Market and much more. FREE Entry. Go to www.brighstonechristmastree.com for more detailed information.
Friday 8th December – Christmas Quiz Night at Bembridge Youth and Community Centre, Steyne Road, Bembridge. Max. 8 people per team - £1 entry per person. Bar open from 7pm. Quiz starts 7.30pm.
Friday 8th December from 5 – 8pm and Saturday 9th December from 12 – 8pm - Ryde Merry and Bright in Ryde Town Centre. Enjoy an enchanting evening of late-night shopping, lantern parade, performances, installations, craft market and much more on Friday evening and brace yourself for a whole new range of exciting activities on Saturday.
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th December - Cowes Annual Christmas Tree Festival at St. Mary's Church, Cowes from 10am. to 4pm each day, including Sunday. Refreshments are available, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, etc. Entry is free, there is wheelchair access and dogs are welcome.
Friday 8th December – Gurnard Pre-School Christmas Fair from 3.30 – 6pm. Stalls, games, refreshments, meet Santa and much more. 107 Baring Road, Cowes, PO31 8DS
Saturday 9th December – Christmas Bazaar at The Phoenix Knights, Gurnard Pines from 10.30am – 4.30pm. Father Christmas, craft and trade tables, sweets, games, music, choir, raffle, drinks, and much more. Supporting Mountbatten.
Saturday 9th December – East Cowes Community Market will be held at Well Road Car Park and King’s Square from 10am – 3pm. Food, drink, crafts, information, plants, soap and much more.
Saturday 9th December – Christmas Fayre in association with Rob Hill Foundation Day Charities Together at Ryde Methodist Church Hall, Garfield Road. Join us for a festive day of giving with local charities from 10am – 4pm. Santa’s Grotto, stalls, decorations, bric-a-brac, cakes, refreshments and much more.
Saturday 9th December – Christmas Craft Fair at the Masonic Centre, 9 John St, Ryde, PO33 2PY from 10am – 4pm. A great collection of handmade crafts from local crafters and bakers. Raffle in aid of Home Start, Isle of Wight.
Saturday 9th December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at Shanklin URC Church at 7.30pm
Sunday 10th December – Antiques and Collectables Fair from 10am – 3pm at Cowes Community Club, Park Road, Cowes. Free admission.
Sunday 10th December – Shanklin and Sandown Military Band will be playing at All Saints Church, Freshwater at 2pm. Come along and enjoy this Christmas Concert with live music and Carol Singing. Free to attend, with a retiring collection.
Sunday 10th December – The Shed/WI Christmas Fayre at Seagrove Pavilion, Seaview, PO34 5AZ from 10am – 2pm. Handcrafted wooden gifts, WI gifts and refreshments.
Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th December – Merry Montage Christmas Market at The Depozitory, 23 Nelson Street, Ryde from 10am – 5pm and late night on the 12th from 5pm – 9pm. Free Entry.
Wednesday 13th December – Shanklin and Sandown Military Band will be playing at All Saints Church, Newchurch at 7.30pm. Come along and enjoy this Christmas Concert with live music and Carol Singing. Free to attend, with a retiring collection.
Wednesday 13th December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing Shanklin Conservative Club at 8pm
Thursday 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th December – Whippingham Christmas Tree Festival at St Mildred’s Church. 11am – 3pm daily except Sunday from 1-3pm. Refreshments available and a carol service on Sunday 17th at 4pm.
Friday 15th December – Carols on Nettlestone Green from 6pm. Fun choir, mulled wine and mince pies.
Friday 15th December – Christmas Afternoon Tea at MAD-Aid DOT, 11 York Avenue, East Cowes, from 1pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to pop in and enjoy mince pies, a selection of cakes, hot and cold drinks and Christmas carols or festive music, with proceeds to Island-based charity, MAD-Aid.
Saturday 16th December – Join in the Christmas cheer with Yarmouth Carnival Committee and come along to Carols in the Square from 6pm. Lots happening in Yarmouth Town Centre.
Saturday 16th December – Sandown Christmas Funday. Christmas market and stalls, activities happening throughout the town during the day including Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at 12.30pm
Saturday 16th December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at Bonchurch Pond at 6pm
Saturday 16th December – Bembridge Beach Clean and Village Litter Pick. Meet at Lane End (RNLI) or The Point at 10am. All welcome and equipment provided.
Saturday 16th December – Festive Cheer in Newport. The town will be filled with music and fun with lots happening around the town throughout the day with the finale of Carols around the tree at 4.30pm St Thomas Square.
Sunday 17th December - West Wight Community Litter Pickers meet at 10.30am at Colwell Bay slipway by the Captain’s Cabin. Tea/coffee and biscuits supplied.
Sunday 17th December – Abbey Brass present a Christmas Concert featuring Carols and traditional festive music at Wootton Methodist Church, Station Road at 3pm. Free entry with a retiring collection.
Sunday 17th December – Enjoy a feast of Christmas songs old and new at Quay Folk Club’s Yuletide celebration. We hope to have a mummers play too and perhaps a surprise guest to add a touch of sophisticated sparkle. Quay Arts Centre, 7pm. Free entry - donations in aid of Quay Arts.
Monday 18th December – Family Carols at St Peter’s Church, Seaview from 6pm. Vectis Brass Band, Choir, mulled wine and mince pies.
Monday 18th December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at The Crab, Shanklin at 6pm
Wednesday 20th December – Shanklin and Sandown Military Band will be playing at Christ Church, Sandown at 8pm. Come along and enjoy this Christmas Concert with live music and Carol Singing. Free to attend, with a retiring collection.
Wednesday 20th December – Abbey Brass present a Christmas Concert featuring Carols and traditional festive music Binstead Methodist Church, Arnold Road at 7.30pm. Free entry with a retiring collection.
Thursday 21st December – Christmas Fair at Arreton Community Hall from 11am – 3pm. Craft stalls for last minute gifts, games and prizes, food and drinks, tombolas, santas grotto, Elsa, Jingle the elf, a photographer, and a great Raffle
Saturday 23rd December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at Regent Street, Shanklin at 11am.
Sunday 24th December – Shanklin Town Brass Band will be performing at Shanklin Conservative Club at 12.30pm
Every Monday – Chat and Craft. Come along with your favourite craft or unfinished project. Learn something new and get help and inspiration or just share your skills. Held from 2-4pm at Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Road, Cowes, PO31 7NP. Open to everyone and all ages. Entry £2 which includes tea/coffee. For more information call Wendy on 07584600053
First Monday of every month – HASAG Asbestos Disease Support Isle of Wight. Coffee Afternoon at the Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO30 2GR from 1 – 3pm.
Fourth Monday of every month – Cowes WI meet at Cowes Football Club, Westwood Close at 7.30pm. Please bring own cup for hot drink.
Every Wednesday - MAD Scribblers Writers’ and Illustrators’ Café at MAD-Aid DOT, 11 York Avenue, East Cowes, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to work on their own project, chat to others, or try fun writing exercises. Plenty of resources to browse. Admission free, drop in any time. Fully accessible venue. Hot and cold drinks on sale, second-hand book stall, proceeds to Island-based charity MAD-Aid.
Every Wednesday - Social Bridge at West Wight Sports & Community Centre. From 2pm to 4pm. Turn up and play for £2. Participants are learners, intermediate and experienced who play non competitively.
Second Wednesday of every month - Creekside WI meet at the Methodist Church Hall in Wootton at 7.15pm. Come and have some fun and make new friends. Visitors are very welcome.
First Thursday of the month – Coffee, Craft and Cake from 10am – 12pm at Northwood Scout Hut, Wyatts Lane, Northwood. Bring your own projects to finish, share hints, tips and ideas and craft magazine swap available tool. Free entry and refreshments. A great way to make new friends. In association with Northwood Church.
First Thursday of every month –Epilepsy Café at Sounds & Grounds, Birmingham Road, Cowes for 16 – 24’s from 4 – 5.30pm. It's an opportunity for teenagers with epilepsy to meet those in the same boat, to chat and listen to music in a safe and supportive space.
Third Thursday of each Month – Whippingham WI Meet at Whippingham Community Centre, Alverstone Road, East Cowes at 1.15 for 1.30pm start. Come and join us for fun, fellowship and information.
Every Friday - Freshwater Market from 8.30am-12noon at the Memorial Hall.
Every Friday – Newport Country Market at Holyrood Hall, 70 High Street, Newport, (opposite Castle inn) from 8.30 – 12. A great selection of hand-crafted goods, home grown plants, cakes, bakes, and jams. Local honey and eggs.