The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Abseiling Santa… Low-flying elves… Carols by candlelight… Dock Christmas Market… TQ Christmas lights…  It just isn’t Christmas until the Dock’s yearly yuletide extravaganza!


So see you at 4pm at Dock Cafe – bring yer wooly mittens (all being well, we’ll be singing carols outdoors by candlelight) – and any sceptical children who wonder how on earth Santa can deliver presents to apartments with no chimney!

Just to whet your appetite, here’s a few pics from previous years:

And on the theme of the most wonderful time of the year… These new signs popped up on the tables in Dock Cafe today:


– and if The Dock can achieve one thing over these next few weeks, I hope it can provide a space for people to stop, relax, pause.  Maybe reflect… maybe even pray?!  I popped into town today to pick up some candles for our candlelit carols on Saturday – and I’ve never seen such rushed, hassled, stressed-looking crowds.  Lots of our busy activity at this time of year is wonderful.  Some of it, of course, is insane.  So let us pour you a cuppa, find a squashy sofa in a cosy corner and STOP!