If you were caught up in a whirlwind of racing Santas in Staines this weekend, then this is why. Once more, Staines welcomed hundreds of runners dressed up as Father Christmas to help spread the festive cheer. The annual Santa Fun Run began at 10am in the town's high street on Saturday (November 18). Enthusiastic joggers of all ages and abilities took part the race, dressed up and painted the town red, all in the name of charity.
Hundreds of spectators lined the length of Guildford High Street on Thursday night (November 16) for the town's annual Christmas lights switch-on. There were activities throughout the day across the town centre, including a mascots parade, face painting, Newfoundland dogs, magicians - and a very special visit from Father Christmas' reindeer. There was also a chance for shoppers to strap on their skates and brave the town's ice rink.
Be afraid, be VERY afraid if you're heading down to the shops in Cranleigh - there is a ghoulish spectacle unfolding. It appears ghosts, zombies and giant spiders have taken over One Stop in Alfold Road - just in time for Halloween . While we'd love this to be a breaking news story, it's all down to the staff at the convenience store, who have pulled out all the stops to create a Spooktacular display - which has captured the attention and imagination of the village.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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