The very best way to start to the Christmas season is the magical Painswick Goodwill Evening, once described as `the twinkliest night of the year.'
It has everything you would wish for in a goodwill evening in the quintessentially beautiful Cotswold village of Painswick:
- Carols & singing at St Mary’s Church
- Father Christmas leads a lantern parade through the village
- Santa's grotto
- Children's treasure hunt round local businesses
- Christmas gift stalls in The Painswick Centre
- Hot food & drinks
I'll be at The Painswick Centre with lots of lovely Christmas gifts, including handmade natural soaps, beautifully scented candles and reed diffusers, relaxing bath soaks, a selection of gift boxes, and of course the gift of a great night's sleep - the new College Green Sleep Easy pillow & room spray.
I'll be joined by a fabulous variety of other stalls, including my Stroud Farmers' Market neighbours The Cotswold Curer, and for the first time, Rustic Puglia olive oil. And you'll see us again the next morning at Stroud Farmer's Market (with plenty of coffee!)
The organisers have thoughtfully ensured it's a night of giving, as payment for Santa's grotto is a new, unwrapped children's present which will be collected by the local Salvation Army to be given to a child who otherwise may not receive a Christmas gift, and payment for the treasure maps will be a dry goods item for the local foodbank.