Emsworth will have a Christmas tree and decorations in the Square and the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree will be on The Quay as usual but sadly there will not be a "Switching on of the lights" event due to current restrictions on numbers. Instead there will be the Christmas Angel trail around Emsworth shops on 12 and 19 December to involve families in the festivities and there will be a Christmas Farmers' Market on Sunday 19th December in The Square between 10.00am - midday and 2.00pm - 4.00pm. 

As Families are not able to gather for the lights this year the Emsworth Business Association, ERA and Christians Together are organising an Angel Trail around Emsworth. Templates will be available from the Emsworth Alliance website soon. Decorate your angel in any way you choose. Follow the instructions on the site for giving these in by Sat 14 November and then in December you will be able to find them in shop windows as you go round town with an Angel trail form from the EA site or participating shops.  Prizes for completing the trail can be collected from a stall outside the Pastoral Centre/village square on Saturday 12th December and Saturday 19th December Farmers Market.  

Santa will be out with his sleigh in Emsworth Square on Saturday 12th  and Friday 18th December from 10.00am 'till 1.30pm  Come out and see us, give Santa a wave. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Cash or card. Money raised supports local people at  Christmas www.southbournelions.org.   

Most shops are and business are open -  the following provide a home delivery service:

M.R. Starr Butchers will remain open Monday-Saturday 7.00am - 2.00pm.  Free home Delivery  Tel.01243 372058 Visit our Facebook page for more information

Treagust Butchers:
free home delivery services Monday-Friday, AND to top it off we have plenty of great quality stock and fantastic offers!!! Check HERE to see this week's offers! /www.treagustbutchers.co.uk  

Emsworth Alliance: Several business led by Ben Laycock of Emsworth Delicatessen and Anna Tonkin, Oyster Design, had  set up an ordering system and deliveries for local shops, Emsworth Alliance, They also deliver "Home essentials packs" which include eggs, milk, bread, cheese, butter, veg, and  meat.    

All of Emsworth's pubs*, cafés and restaurants are Open  Some are offering a takeaway service:     

FAT OLIVES  serve home deliveries on Fridays and Saturdays. Details at: www.fatolives.co.uk

36 on the Quay · TAKEAWAY MENU - 7 days a week, collection & local deliver (1 day notice)
The FOOD TRUCK will continue to offer TAKEAWAY street food.  Tel.   01243 375592

Cafe Moka see  Facebook

The Brookfield Hotel Restaurant Takeaway & Home delivery  Menu  

 The Coal Exchange in South Street have a £10  Meal Deal Two Course Menu and all so provide takeaway meals more details can be found on their website www.thecoalexchange.co.uk

 *Except the Railway Inn which has closed permanently and the Blue Bell which is undergoing repairs a and hopes to re-open soon.

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle Christmas at Home
Festivals Collaborate for Online Concert on Tuesday 15 December
Emsworth-based arts organisation WemsFest has combined with Wickham Festival, and The South Downs Folk Festival (Bognor Regis) to present a virtual concert by power folk trio Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, and John Doyle.  Read more HERE








 Christmas in Emsworth Churches will be a little different this year with booking to attend services being essential.

More details and the times of services can be found HERE

Emsworth Community Christmas

This is the sixth year of what, started by Jessica Bateman, as a very small idea with a handful of guests. Jessica's small strong team of volunteers from all walks of life and with one common interest and that is to make a difference.

They have hosted the Emsworth Community Christmas on Christmas day for people who would have necessarily been on their own at Christmas. This is the first year we won't be making an even bigger Christmas day for our guests..

This year can't all come together in the usual traditional gathering, instead they will be reaching out to 82 local vulnerable families and giving each family a £50 carefully selected Christmas dried food hamper.

They will also be supporting our young carers who attend Warblington and The Bourne Secondary Schools. Life can be tough as a young carer, this year we want to acknowledge them as the great inspirations they are to their family members they care for.  You can support Emsworth Community Christmas by donating with JustGiving,