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East Farm Christmas: The Magic of Christmas Under One Roof Saturday 17th October – Wednesday 23rd December

Set in the heart of the Wylye Valley, East Farm, Codford is home to a truly enchanting Christmas shop.

Now in its sixth year, the East Farm Christmas shop captures the very essence of Christmas – from an encounter with real live nativity animals to a meeting with Father Christmas himself, and the opportunity to purchase the most beautiful Christmas decorations sourced from across the globe.

Every year Jennifer Stratton and her team, transform an empty barn into a winter wonderland, complete with grotto, living nativity and a vintage café.  Regular customers see it as an essential part of the festive season, travelling from as far afield as Wales, Grimsby, Liverpool and the Channel Isles just to find the perfect bauble!

For children, one of the most memorable and magical moments of the year is meeting with Father Christmas, his arrival by tractor to the farm is always eagerly awaited.  Each child who books to meet him has a lovely chat with the man himself, they then receive their own gift and the jolly fellow reads a seasonal story from his simply spectacular grotto!

This year, East Farm Christmas has become an official Adoption Centre for The Elf on the Shelf.  Awaiting in the shop are story books, each with their own scout elf, sent all the way from the North Pole to help Father Christmas know who has been naughty or nice.

With the help of a little bit of Christmas magic, each night the elf travels back to see Father Christmas and reports on the day’s adventures! The Elf on the Shelf is becoming the must have house guest for the festive season!

There is always something new and exciting at East Farm Christmas. This year a selection of beautifully crafted collectable German music boxes, eye catching table centre pieces and a selection of hilarious hats and head bands!

Alongside the shop is the charming vintage café, which offers a warm welcome on a cold winter’s day with steaming mugs of hot chocolate, delicious homemade cakes, bowls of piping hot soup and the chance for a get together with friends and family.

At East Farm Christmas, customers can enjoy time away from the stress of overcrowded shops and streets with the added bonus of free parking and a relaxed atmosphere with friendly helpful staff all willing to help find the perfect decorations and gifts for one and all.

Every year, generations of families, visit the stunning East Farm Christmas Shop. Where they find everything to make Christmas complete, from real trees to faux trees, baubles, candles, fun gifts, shimmering lights for both inside and outside the house, the most amazing decorations in every shape size and colour, beautiful garlands and wreaths, snow globes and traditional music boxes – the list is practically endless but at East Farm Christmas one thing is for sure – the magic of Christmas truly is under one roof!

Find East Farm on the edge of the village of Codford, just seven miles from Warminster. Follow the signs on the A36 and A303. To find out more call 01985 850982 or email: info@eastfarm christmas.co.uk

Shop opening dates and times: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October Grand opening with free mince pies and drinks  – until Wednesday 23rd December: Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm (4.00pm on Sundays).

Father Christmas dates: Saturday 28th November (Grand arrival on one of East Farm’s tractors) and every weekend until Wednesday 23rd December.

Ladies Night – Wednesday 11th November, 6.30pm-9.30pm, in aid of Cancer Research UK.

For more information  visit the website www.eastfarmchristmas.co.uk – tel: 01985 850982 – Facebook/eastfarm.christmas