A skip in St Mary Cray has been turned into a sleigh for a giant model of Father Christmas. The festive display in Burrfield Drive was made by fence maker Mark Reynolds, 54. Mr Reynolds has the skip in his front drive all year because he needs it for his business, ReMARKable Fencing. He made the whole display for £20, using logs and chicken wire to make the reindeer and the Father Christmas. The Santa suit cost just £2.99 from a bargain shop.
Reindeer, elves and Santa showed up to Thamesmead for the towns own Christmas festival. The Thamesmead Christmas Sparkle, held on December 8, had real live reindeer to see and help feed, as well as a large variety of other activities. Held at the Thamesmead Clocktower, this is the final free Christmas event run by the council. These included musical performances from Jerusha Frimpong and the Bishop John Robinson School Choir for people to listen to.
The long-awaited multi-billion pound theme park resort in Dartford has taken another step back as delays continue to plague the project. The London Resort pushed back the planned opening date for a fourth time to 2023 this year, and announced a split with Paramount Studios. Developers of the project, supposedly set to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula, said it would reveal fresh plans in a final consultation early next year.
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