Countdown to Thame’s Advent Calendar!
Although our normal Christmas Light Switch will not go ahead, we are not letting that stand in the way of bringing some festive cheer to our town for you to enjoy throughout Advent.
Click on each of our ‘Advent Calendar Doors’ below to find out more.
Please note that although some events are listing on one day, they actually run over several days – giving you more time to get involved! The dates are listed below each event.
Window Display Competition
Vote until Sunday 20 December through our competitions entry page
Can you find the Babes in the Woods?
Taking place throughout advent in Thame Town Centre and on Thame Players Facebook Page
A Mysterious Polar Bear visits Thame…
…and stops off at Thame Green Living‘s stall that has some brilliant tips on how to ‘Love Thame Hate Waste’ this Christmas.
Saturday 12 December only.
A Christmas Spirits Trail
Monday 7 December – Jan 2021
Help save Christmas with this free family-fun adventure round Thame town centre to find 10 Christmas characters using your mobile phone.
Find out more here
Thame’s Tree of Hope
View and participate in this at Thame Library from Dec 3, Baubles will not be available before this date
Supported by Windles
Ay StrEat Meet Streetfood Market
Sunday 20 December only
Monday 14 December only
Popping up to serenade you while you Christmas Shop
Santa Claus is coming to Thame
If you missed him on Dec 6, pop along to Thame Market on Tue 22 December to wave hello to Santa
Make a donation to the work of Thame Roundtable via their Facebook page.
A Children’s Christmas Trail
At Thame Museum every Wednesday & Saturday from 3 – 19 December
If we are still in Lockdown check back here for an online show of artwork instead!
Thame’s biggest ever Christingle?
An online event taking place at 5pm on Christmas Eve – but make sure you pick up your kit in advance from Christchurch, Upper High Street
A message from Thame’s Mayor, Councillor Ann Midwinter
“2020 has been a very challenging year for us all and I would like to thank the residents of Thame for their amazing efforts and continued community spirit. I am so proud of the way we have come together to help those in need. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that 2021 will be filled with joy and prosperity”
Get prepared for what we hope will be a better year for us all in 2021 with a Love Thame Calendar
The fabulous team at Love Thame have once again pulled together a Calendar, generously sponsored by local businesses and community groups. All profits will go to support The Red Kite Family Centre and Lord Williams’s Young Carers.
Find out where you can get one by following the Love Thame group on Facebook, or keep checking back here and we will post the locations as soon as we know them. Once this lockdown is over we will have them available from Thame Town Hall Information Centre
Community Christmas Thame aims to provide a FREE lunch on Christmas Day for those who are isolated and vulnerable in the Thame area. Usually this involves a fabulous get together in a central location, but COVID-19 has made this impossible. Instead they will be aiming to deliver meals to those people who are at risk of being alone on Christmas Day.
They are looking for volunteers to help – everything from peeling carrots and potatoes, to collecting and delivering a couple of meals to their ‘guests’ with a gift and a cracker.
Registration is also open for anyone you know who may want this service.
Find out more on the Community Christmas Thame website.
Christmas in a Box
Red Kite Family Centre, Phoenix Community Club and Sharing Life Trust are once again working with our partner agencies to provide a box of Christmas goodies for those individuals and families in our community who will find it hard to afford the extras that we all like to enjoy at this time of year.
If you could purchase one of these items and drop it into one of the Foodbank collection points by Friday 11th December, you will have helped someone to have a happier Christmas.
Items we plan to put in Christmas boxes:
✓ Jar of jam, marmalade or honey ✓ Christmas cake (bar or round)
✓ Selection box of biscuits ✓ Jar of special chutney or pickle
✓ Tube/packet of children’s sweets ✓ Christmas crackers
✓ Chocolate sweet selection box ✓ Family sized pack of nibbles/crisps
✓ Medium sized Christmas pudding ✓ Box of 6 mince pies
✓ Packet of nuts and/or dried fruit ✓ Drinking chocolate
✓ Christmas Stollen
Find out more at Red Kite Family Centre
Although our normal annual Christmas Tea Party cannot go ahead as usual this year, the Town Council, Rotary Club and Inner Wheel hope to be able to deliver you an afternoon tea on a date in December that is yet to be confirmed. If you want to be involved, or if you can volunteer as a delivery driver, contact Rosie Collins: 01844 212833
Thame Town Council are proud to support The Christmas Toy Box appeal 2020.
You can donate new toys by dropping them into Rumsey’s Chocolatier